Our Island Homes: Introduction
The paintings on exhibit in Our Island Homes illustrate the typical dwelling found in the
West Indies. The vernacular style homes include Chattel, Cunucu and Shotgun styles. The materials
and techniques of these structures blend native, European and African architectural styles,
reflecting the heritage of the islanders. For artists in the West Indies, these homes have provided
inspiration and appear often in their artwork.
Oil on Composition Board