“ The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.”
My goal as an artist is to visually create emotional experiences using various media. A vibrant mix of colour that draws you in, transporting you to the familiar. These experiences come in different forms.They are the water colour portraits of loved ones or famous faces, reminding us of a time and place when our life was more colourful with them in it. They are the illustrations of buildings from a lost era. They are abstract renditions of a dying breed; Trinidad and Tobago’s Traditional Carnival characters. They are the visual translations on canvas, of a group of songs that form the soundtrack of my creative process. Born and raised in the Caribbean yet having strong European roots, there is always that struggle to find ‘Home”. Perhaps that struggle is reflected in the different styles of each series that is created. What I do know, without a doubt, is that I feel most at home when I’m in the studio.
Rebecca Foster is a renowned visual artist hailing from the twin island Republic of Trinidd and Tobago.
She made her debut in 2008 with a solo exhibition at More Vino, Trinidad then in 2010, bid farewell to Bahrain, her home for one year, with a sold out, one night show. In 2011, an experiment with line, form and colour bloomed into a vibrant Trinidad Carnival series. A series that has helped define Rebecca’s artistic style and has revamped her interest in the water colour medium.
Rebecca is a member of the Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago and has participated in numerous annual group exhibitions. In 2011, her painting “Boissiere House” was on display at The National Museum and Art Gallery for an exhibition of works by women artists of Trinidad and Tobago in celebration of 100 years of International Women’s Day.
Rebecca’s participation in the group show titled “Four” at Y Gallery,Trinidad in 2012, was a resounding success with almost all of her paintings selling within three days.
“Varieties of Visual Expression”
Lari Park Clubhouse, The Kingdom of Bahrain- 2010
“Women in Art: A Journey to the Past, Perspectives of the Future”
The National Museum and Art Gallery of Trinidad and Tobago -2011
Y Gallery, Trinidad- 2012
Members May Exhibition
The Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago- 2013
“Celebrating 70 Years of the Visual Arts”
70th Anniversary Exhibition
The Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago-2013
“Many People, One Carnival”
Trinidad and Tobago National Carnival Commission
in collaboration with The Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago – 2014