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Sheldon Saint Collage

Sheldon Saint

Accomplished Bahamian artist Sheldon Saint is recognized as one who captures the natural beauty and grace of the every-day-island life. Without the benefit of formal art training, yet one can see he is capable of creating exceptional detailed works of art in Oil, Watercolors, Egg Tempera and Pencil

In 1991 to educate himself in the fine arts, Sheldon began to study the Dutch Old Master Rembrandt. The French Impressionist Renoir and Monet influenced him in 1992. Today his attention has been drawn to John Singer Sargent. However, people often compare Sheldon's work with the American watercolorist Stephen Scott Young, to whom he attributes his drybrush technique and careful application of the watercolor medium. In 1993 and 1994 Sheldon became well known for his lifelike portraits capturing the emotion and personality of the subject.

He has participated in numerous group exhibitions and shows in Grand Bahama since 1995.He held his first one-man show in 1996 and later that year began experimenting with watercolors. In 1998 his experiments with this medium led him to painting old dinghies, seagrape leaves, and his sun-drenched coconuts. Sheldon's remarkable treatment of watercolors and egg tempera resembles his oil paintings building layer upon layer creating luminosity and depth.

The realistic execution of his subjects has led him to such venues as the Princess Street Gallery and the Chambers House and Garden Gallery located in Lyford cay, New Providence. His work was selected for the National Art Gallery's Inaugural Exhibition in 2003 and the second National Exhibition in 2004.His paintings hang in many private collections in Freeport, Nassau, USA, and permanently at the Grand Bahama Revisited Museum.






Although avidly pursued for his outstanding portraits and figures, he has also been commissioned by the Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board, Discovery Bay Holdings and the five-star Four Seasons Emerald Bay Resort to produce the breathing beauty of our beaches, landscapes and aquatic life. Among his major commissions is a portrait of the former Prime Minister of the Bahamas the late Sir Lynden O. Pindling for a suite at the Xanadu Beach Hotel.

Currently, he is a private instructor and has been since 1997. He is also the Vice President of the Art Association of Grand Bahama.

With a mature style and a skillful way of capturing light and shadow, he gives the viewer a sense of actually feeling the warmth of the sun shinning on his subjects.

Sheldon is currently available for the creation of exclusive paintings Sheldon Saint, P.O.BOX F-43166 Freeport, G.B.I. Bahamas (242) 375 - 6643, Email:

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