My place at Murano No. 204 became an incubator for creativity when both my mother and niece came to live with me a couple of years ago, thus the name Studio 204. That proximity and constant exchange of ideas created an atmosphere suitable for creativity. What is happening at Studio 204? Let me introduce you to the artists in residence.
Dominique likes to say that she is an architect by training and an artist by heart. She believes in the therapeutic qualities of art in general and took up painting a few years ago as a form of therapy. Her first pieces were mostly an exploration of colors, shapes and techniques, all done through an imaginary Haitian landscape. Now that she wants to be known not only as a designer but also as an artist, she is exploring her creativity through a series of abstraction studies using black and white lines compositions. Through her on-going six month abstraction study, she hopes to find that special characteristic that will make her art unique and easily recognizable. She is also working on her first exhibit to happen in 2014.
Rose always knew that she could draw. Her aptitude at drawing always caught the eyes of her teachers in school. She eventually became an elementary school teacher and never really thought about becoming an artist. However, from time to time she would draw, especially when she was raising her grand-daughter Sara. Now at the young age of 75, she is finally embracing her creativity. She draws mostly landscapes and angels. She is currently doing a collaboration with her daughter to create a holiday card series based on her angels sketches.
SARA HELENA DENIS SENAT
Sara has a unique Bath Salt line known as “Helena’s Treat”: great product and great packaging. Not only do they make wonderful gifts but 10% of the proceed of one of her products, the “Perle des Antilles” bath salt, goes towards helping the JVH organization (Jeunesse Verte Haitienne) plant trees in Haiti. Check it out by clicking on the link below.