News of recent past exhibitions in which I showed work, reviews, relevant articles, etc

Upcoming Exhibitions:


November 13 - 29, 2013 - Landscape Revisited, Morningside Gallery, Fine Arts Department , Barbados Community College, Barbados


December 15, 2013 - January 16, 2014 - !Behold! Women's Work...a group show at Gallery of Caribbean Art, Speightstown, Barbados




Two Colourists: an exhibition with Tracey Williams at Gallery of Caribbean Art, Speightstown, Barbados,  January 2013

 First showing of Bathing Suit Collection





Bridgetown Gallery, Sheraton Centre Barbados - some of my pieces are available at monthly exhibitions.




Work at NuEdge Gallery, Holetown, Barbados.....pieces from the Bathing Costume series and pieces from the Robes of Power series.

Gallery NuEdge features the most sought out contemporary artists from the local and international market. Exhibits include art in the form of multi-media, sculpture, painting, photography, and art installation. Visit the website:






Alison Chapman- Andrew's
Collection 2010.
September 12 - October 2, 2010 
Catalogues are available from the Queen' s Park Gallery
I can clearly remember my first purchase. We were at Pelican Gallery, looking at a bowl by Bill Grace which because it was a second was selling for $35. My mother in law was in favour:" Even if you use it for washing vegetables, you won't regret it". Now thirty years later I still use it for a fruit bowl. This was a difficult though small and hesitant first step. I remember when each one was bought or given as a gift by an artist friend.
I do not believe artists should swap pieces and I don't believe in art increasing in value (it usually keeps it), although that does happen rarely. One was the Golde White print I bought for $5, again at Pelican. Usually there is an immediate attraction to the piece I like best in an exhibition. Unfortunately it is often already sold, and because of my slowness , I go unrewarded, so significant artists are still not represented.
One of the most interesting aspects of collecting is "hanging ", arranging disparate works of art, once they are brought home. Apart from the balance of colour and shape, coincidences of interior shapes occur and completely differing pieces talk to each other. If my latest purchase fights everything, then it finds a niche on its own. Others are put together by style or subject: so nudes are grouped together.
This is not a true collection as such. It has no theme although it reflects exhibitions held in Barbados from thelate 1970s, through the 1980s to the present. It is governed by my spare cash, usually following a sale of my own art work, and by the small space I live in. So, many of the paintings and sculptures are miniatures. This is balanced on the walls by my own paintings which are often large.
Tie-dye and printed lengths of cloth were made into clothes, the jewellery is on my dressing table in little boxes which I forgot to include, cushions are on chairs, and the list will keep growing. That is what happens..............
imperceptively one becomes addicted to buying art.
Alison Chapman-Andrews


 "Constants and Waves"

group mixed media exhibition

Aweipo Gallery, The Crane Village, The Crane, St. Philip

April 24th- August 31, 2010  +1 (246) 271 2839

Curators: Juliana Innis and Aurelia Walcott

                                                                              opposites 1 (above)   sold


Barbados Museum and Historical Society

" Originals"

an exclusive show of works by museum members

Oct 2010- Jan 2011




24 x 24 ins


9 X 9 INS



Alison Chapman-Andrews, Heidi Berger, Bill Grace

in the"Meet the Fantastic Art Series

January 6 -29, 2011

Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre

Bridgetown, Barbados

cosmic circles 48 x 184 ins   acrylic on 3 canvases   



Inaugural CaFA Fair

Caribbean Fine Art Fair and Symposium

Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre

Bridgetown, Barbados

March 31 - April 3, 2011

exhibition April 3 -May 29.2011