Issues are On the Front Burner for local artist

Local artist Debbie Chase van der Bol, who owns and runs Pure Art gallery and gifts on South Church Street, will exhibit her latest collection of works at Full of Beans for the month of November.

Ms Chase van der Bol moved back to Cayman full-time a year ago, and has been working on the works in this exhibit ever since.

Titled On the Front Burner, the show addresses the changing face of Cayman, covering issues ranging from the political debate over the North Sound to capturing Cayman’s history with watercolours of scenes such as the West Bay Pink House.

Having lived part-time and worked as an artist in Cayman for 28 years, Ms van der Bol has witnessed the changes the island has gone through as much as anyone, and is happy to have the opportunity to bring those to the forefront in this latest exhibit.

‘On the Back Burner is … very unique for viewers of my paintings,’ says Ms van der Bol. ‘I think folks will enjoy revisiting my watercolour of the West Bay Pink House as well as new approaches to my colours like The Plantain Grove.’

And the artist is not just using watercolours in this latest exhibit.

‘Two pieces are bold pastels in hand-carved tropical cedar frames which inspired the works,’ said Ms van der Bol. ‘A dozen or so other watercolours are of various sizes.’

Ms Chase van der Bol is also excited to exhibit in a new venue and is happy to help out a worthy cause in the process.

‘Full of Beans is a lovely venue,’ she said, ‘and a portion of the sale of paintings will be donated to Cayman’s Big Brothers and Sisters.’