December 6, 2019

Windows on another world

Orchid Morrison’s paintings explore the world of her imagination. Her paintings, distinctive and unusual, are filled with vivid, contrasting as well as complementary colours. Ms. Morrison has been developing her unique style ever since she began to paint seriously in high school. Many collectors from all over the world have seen something special in her […]

Changes – brings “biggest ever” art show to Cayman

They say size isn’t everything…. But artist and curator Nickola McCoy-Snell thinks her latest exhibition is the biggest the country has every seen. Changes is the name of an art show opening on Thursday evening upstairs at Woods Furniture store. Ms McCoy-Snell said: “It’s an abstract and contemporary art exhibition and features 13 local artists. […]

Circumnavigating the Globe with Bendel Hydes

Circumnavigating the Globe is the name of an exhibition consisting of 12 large paintings by Cayman’s premier visual artist, Bendel Hydes. It is the first art exhibition in the new National
 Gallery building. The paintings represent a sort of visual journey around the earth, and are each inspired by locations separated by 30 degrees 
of […]

A rose by any other name

Instead of buying a red rose, Luelan Bodden is giving his wife a very special Valentines gift – a giant pink rose made from the insides of conch shells. It’s the 20th conch sculpture that Mr. Bodden, 43, an electrician by day and artist by night, has made over the past two years. Other recent […]

Di’s got a ticket to ride

Wildlife in Boliva, boat children of Beijing and praying Buddist monks in South East Asia. Diana Willington has been there, done that and taken the picture. Now you can share her memories from through the lens at a unique exhibition here Cayman at Full of Beans Café entitled “One Way Ticket”. Born in Scotland and […]

KAA KAA & TOKYO by Lady Rabia

Sculptures of human emotions

Avril Ward is already well-known in the Cayman Islands for her bold and vivid acrylic paintings, but recently she has been branching out into sculptures too, although it is perhaps more accurate to say she has rediscovered sculpture: “Sculpture and working in 3D is probably my favourite art form. I started sculpting again in 2008/9 […]

[email protected] returns next month

The public is invited to attend the annual [email protected] event on Saturday 4th February.  [email protected] is the premier art festival held in the Cayman Islands, and is the gathering place for local emerging artists and traditional Caymanian artisans who wish to exhibit art work and demonstrate their skills in one exciting afternoon.  The event is […]

Luelan’s pink marlin

Luelan Bodden, 43, is an electrician by trade, but every spare moment he has goes into creating works of art that are unusual, wonderful and unique. He has just finished sculpting a blue marlin, only in this case, it’s actually a pink marlin, because its been made from the inside of a single conch shell. […]


Decoupage (or découpage) is the technique of sticking to the surfaces of objects made of glass, wood, metal, plastic or ceramic, items of paper cut-outs to make the objects look like painting or inlay work after each layer of paper has been sealed with varnishes. Often multiple coats of varnish are used until the ‘stuck […]