New artists of the season

It’s time again for the Visual Arts Society to present their chosen artists of the season, and this fall the artists in question are Jasmina Gilpin and Dione Scotland Rivero. 

Opening night has come nand gone, but you can still catch the exhibition this weekend at Watler House in the grounds of Pedro Castle. The showcase will include acrylics on canvas and photography. 

Jasmina, who is of Sierra Leonean and Angolan heritage only started painting last year. Inspired by the beauty of the natural environment, she took acrylics to canvas and began to create some whimsical pieces.  

Having grown up in Sierra Leone and spent her teens and 20s in London, England, Jasmina spent 10 years in Bermuda, prior to short stint in Canada. From there she moved to Cayman with her husband and children. 

From a young age, Jasmina had a passion for fabrics, textures and design and was always sewing, embroidering and beading, and making collections for fashion shows in her younger days.  

But as well as being artistically inclined, Jasmina is employed as an attorney, a chartered engineer and auditor. She is also on the board of the YMCA and was the founding chairwoman of the Bermuda chapter of World Vision – Women of Vision.  

Dione is a native Caymanian and veterinary technician by day. She is a self-taught amateur photographer in her spare time and strives to capture special moments, experiences and images in her work.  

Dione has taken numerous first, second and third place wins and honourable mentions in the annual Cayfest photography competition during the past 10 years as well as being featured in various other venues and exhibitions. One of her exhibitions, “Cayman Captures”, featured photographs of indigenous wildlife and natural landscapes taken around Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac. 

Take a look at what both these artists have been up to this weekend. The exhibition is open to the public from noon to 4pm this Saturday and Sunday. 

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