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Steel Pan Inspiration

January 12th, 2015

Steel Pan Inspiration

The Steel Pan (steelpan, steel drum, pans) is a musical instrument that originated in my home country of Trinidad & Tobago. It was originally made from 55 gallon drums that were used to store oil. Music is made by striking the pan with rubber tipped sticks.

In Trinidad the popular place to go before Carnival is the Pan Yard. I grew up living next door to a Pan Yard in the city of San Fernando called “Rogues Regiment”. At the time it was inconvenient for school studies but because of this experience I am able to portray how the pan man feels when playing this beautiful music. It has been embedded in me and it just comes out in my art and it has become a great attraction to those who view my Steel Pan paintings.


February 20th, 2011

Thanks for the feedback on my paintings. I am grateful to all who sent comments . I thank you for your encouragement and it has motivated me to continue to put all my passion in my work. Most of my works are inspired by the Trinidad carnival which comes off in two weeks. I love to depict the movement of the people and the colors of carnival. When I paint I play my local Trinidad music (calypso) so hopefully when you see my paintings you can hear the music. I also love to paint seascapes and the houses that are typical of the islands.

I am excited by the sale of the prints and hopefully would be sending some new works soon.