ARTIST KENROY TYRONE MAXWELL
Young Jamaican artist Tyrone Maxwell lives in the lush tropical parish of Portland, Jamaica. The abundance of nature around him provides visual motivation for this self trained artist.
From his home and studio in Fairy Hill, Tyrone observes the seasonal landscape of trees, fruits, hills, people, rivers, sea, fauna and flora. He paints five to six days every week. Tyrone creates stunning canvases which communicate fresh beauty, physicality and atmosphere. He has reached his goal in his series of seven foot trees in acrylic paint. He places the viewer right there to experience the sunlight, imagine the day’s hot temperature, that touches the fruits and leaves.
Tyrone became a professional artist in 2012. He has already exhibited in Canada, France, Greece, Jamaica and accepts individual commissions. He talks about his childhood awareness of his own artistic ability and potential: ‘Creating art has been a way of life for me. My inspiration comes from the everyday, and it’s a god given gift.’
SOUL of a Nation
Showing at Tate Modern Gallery London – 12 July – 22 October 2017
At TateModern Hair Art 2016
Contemporary show ‘The Place Is Here’
Nottingham Contemporary gallery
Nottingham Contemporary Gallery artwork
Timeline Nottingham Contemporary
Photograph by Vidal Smith2