The wide variety of trees that abounds the tri-island state has been an inspiration for one of the island’s local artists.
Attending the Grenville Secondary School, Chrispin Alexis known as “Q” developed an appreciation for art. However, upon dropping out of school, he felt a deeper yearning to learn more, and today he can be described as one of the tri-island state’s accomplished artists.
Painting from billboards to drawings depicting island life, “Q” who was born and raised in Walker, St. Andrew’s recently opened an art gallery – I Testament Art Gallery – on the 13 square mile island of Carriacou.
One may ask, why Carriacou? Speaking from his gallery “Q” said he admires the way the people of Carriacou and Petite Martinique embrace culture and art.
A very soft spoken and easy going gentleman, the artiste said that while his paintings are available for sale, he noted that it’s not about “eating a food” but setting a foundation which others can follow.
His intention is to develop a school where he can teach and help improve the artistic skills of young people here.
Q also hopes to participate in art exhibitions not only in Grenada but also in the region and internationally.
I Testament Art Gallery is located in Lauriston, Carriacou.