Barbadian artist Fielding Babb

Fielding Babb

Fielding Babb has been around for many years. His work carries thirty years of maturity and he is now one of Barbados' most respected artists. In the 1960's Fielding found himself in a not so enviable position. As an artist it was hard to make ends meet. The Art movement at this time in Barbados had very little foundation and even less support. Fielding held on and has played an instrumental part in the growth of Fine Arts as we know it today (with art tours abroad, local support, growing respect for artist, more exposure and more art galleries).

In the early seventies Fielding worked mainly as a Water Colourist, but by the early eighties, had switched over to oils. His technique varies from palette knife to short diagonal strokes both of which he finds best for capturing the colours of his chosen scenes.
A typical Barbadian scene as captured by Fielding Babb
Fielding paints in true colour: brilliant skies form over traditional Bajan scenes like the local rum shop, the old chattel house or peaceful villages depicting Barbadian country life. What is important to Fielding is to create, through painting, a documentary of life at home in Barbados as he sees it.

Fielding Babb can be seen in local art galleries. He has also exhibited abroad: in North America, and within the Caribbean region.

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