Interpreting art at Full of Beans

Artists Deon Mattis and Ayeola will be exhibiting their artwork at a new show opening tonight at Full of Beans.

The exhibition, called Interpretations, will comprise of some 30 pieces, in a variety of mixed media, including acrylics and oils.

Commenting on the show’s theme, Deon said: ‘The theme invites the viewer to interpret our interpretation of nature, people and life.’

The exhibition is Deon’s first public show. She has previously only exhibited at private viewings or done commissioned pieces.

Deon is widely known throughout Cayman for her stage performances and as an on-air personality with VIBE 98.9FM. She has always had a passion for art and honed her painting skills as a teenager under the instruction of artist Judith Gayle in Jamaica.

Deon’s artwork hangs in private collections across the Caribbean, US and Europe. While the multi-talented artist enjoys painting portraits, most of Deon’s compositions now combine realism with abstract.

British-born Ayeola – aka June South Robinson – is a trained fine artist. She attended the Jamaica School of Art and Goldsmith’s College in South London, where she specialized in painting and print making. The artist held her first solo exhibition at the Jamaican High Commission in London, 1990 and since has been exhibited at various galleries across the UK.

Ayeola’s work reflects her love of the sea. She strives to keep her colours brilliant and unclouded while aiming to create a synergy between music, movement and the senses.

The show opens tonight at 6pm and runs throughout this month. All artworks are for sale. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and white wine sangria will be served on the opening night.