Tonia St. Cyr is an extremely talented and renowned collage artist born in Manchester, England, but raised in Trinidad and Tobago. Her work is unique and bright, holding hidden details among her hills littered with charming houses and creative silhouettes.
In addition to her talent, Tonia possesses a strong academic foundation having attended Holy Name Convent in Port of Spain and garnering a Diploma in Art & Design from Middlesex University in 1987. In addition to these she also possesses a B.A. Hons Degree in Textile Design from the prestigious Central St. Martin’s School of Art and Design in London.
Tonia has spent the last five years in fashion academia enhancing her fashion eye which is evident in her latest collection of collages in many aspects. Although her usual collection of jaunty, colourful and charming characters persists, her work has evolved, capturing a stronger sense of movement and a more eloquent silhouette. She has also expanded on her choice of materials; using bolder and more challenging papers sourced from Japan and Italy to showcase her mastery at placing patterns together in a fresh and invigorating way. Her collection for 2013 is largely inspired by the Sapeurs of the Congo and illustrators such as Rene Gruau and Antonio Lopez among many others. She currently lectures in Textile design and Surface Treatments at the University of Trinidad and Tobago’s Caribbean Academy of Fashion and Design.