A crowd of about 60 crammed into Full of Beans café last week to check out a new collection of distinctively Caymanian scenes by local artist Sue Howe.
While she has been painting for years, the show is Mrs. Howe’s first solo exhibition.
The paintings on display span a three-year period in which the artist has focused less on abstract art and more on capturing the unique island scenes around her with oil paints.
‘There are a lot of local scenes; landscapes, buildings, scenery, boats and houses,’ Mrs. Howe explained. ‘They are colourful with a big concentration on light.’
While nervous about her first solo offering, Mrs. Howe was thrilled with the feedback at the launch.
‘The response was wonderful; it really exceeded my expectations,’ she said.
Already five of the 20 pieces on show have been sold, meaning art fans should think of visiting the gallery quickly to avoid disappointment.
Mrs. Howe, who is well known for her contributions to Cayman’s performing arts scene, thanked everyone that came along and encouraged others to drop by the Pasadora Place café before the exhibition closes on 4 August.
‘It was a wonderful evening and Full of Beans did a terrific job,’ she said.