Hilma Smith Barnes
"My work is based almost exclusively on the human figure. I empathize easily with people and am very sensitive to their moods. The human body conveys an enormous range of emotions, which is reflected in the smallest gesture. My studies are from live models, and at times, from memory."
Hilma Smith Barnes, was born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1945. She studied Art at the Jamaica School of Art, specializing in Painting. Six months aftrer graduating from Art School, she married a Trinidadian and moved to Trinidad in January 1968.
Trinidad and Tobago's rich cultural heritage and the interesting mixture of races found here, have influenced much of her work.
Her preferred media are acrylics, pastels, pencil and mixed media.