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We are excited to announce a new class at DESERT ART CENTER- Non Toxic Electrolyte Etching with BERNARD HOYES. Four Consecutive Thursdays, January 12-February 2nd 9am-12pm.

$175 for four (4) classes $65 for all supplies

Our experienced instructor will guide students through the entire process, from creating their own plates to printing their final pieces. All materials will be provided, so all you need to bring is your creativity and enthusiasm. Students own original drawing will be transferred to their prepared plate. The traced drawing will be scratched using different marking tools. Supplies, includes zinc plates, inks, Asphaltum and paper to complete an edition over the four Thursday sessions.

This class is perfect for those who are interested in printmaking but want to explore safer methods. In this class, students will learn how to create prints using Electrolyte non toxic etching technique. These methods eliminate the need for harsh chemicals traditionally used in etching, making the process safer for both the artist and the environment.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to try your hand at printmaking while also being mindful of your impact on the planet. Spaces are limited, so be sure to sign up soon to secure your spot. We can’t wait to see the beautiful prints you create in this exciting new class!


Original prints. They are produced in limited editions
Praising the Most High, Limited Edition Serigraph 300 edition on stratamore paper 30×40” image size 23×34” Published by Caribbean Fine Arts, 1994

Serigraphy is a time honored technique... This classic method involves labor processes based on stenciling, for creating prints by hand. It is expensive!
It begins by determining how many colors are represented in the original painting. The print studio makes a separate screen for each color to be printed. If there are 70 colors printed, there must be 70 screens prepared created by a chromist (hand color separator artist) that simulate one to one the brush stroke or texture of the artist.
Emoltions are embedded into the screen that block out negative or positive areas that the ink will passed through. A squeegee is used to squeeze the colors through onto the canvas or paper.
The print grows with every color printing, becoming richer and more complete, until the artist is satisfied. On an average day, 1 to 2 colors can be printed. At the finishing stage a texture varnish applied.
After each hand mixed color is printed, they are layed out on
printing racks to dry. After approximately two to three hours, the next color can be printed.
Oil based inks (base and pigments) can take longer. An edition of 300, with 70 colors can take anywhere from 2 to 4 months to complete.
Serigraphs are truly "Limited Editions”
In order to control their rarity once an edition is completed the drawings and stencils are destroyed, as are the screens. Also, each print is slightly different, as each screen is hand pulled, adding to the rarity enhances the collector value and owning a serigraph print is a good art purchasing decision!



Miss Iris 24ct Smile oils on canvas 24×36” 1978 The Caribbean Collection

Auntie Iris is the entrepreneur of the lane. She is the first out the gate in the mornings. Her strawBasket is layered out with Produces for sale during her walkabout during the day. Tamarind balls, Paradise plums, Peanuts, gums is arranged so the basket is well balanced on her head. She is usually stationed outside the gate after School let’s out. She council, she scold, she is security for the youths at her station. Auntie Iris smile is the biggest and brightest, each tooth space is filled with gold fillings, spaced evenly between each tooth, can’t help to showoff her upmarket status. She is a woman of means. She takes pride in the exchanges she Labour at daily, that allow her young costumers the satisfaction of rewarding themselves after a day of learning.

Caribbean artists are at the forefront of Virgin Atlantic’s top-notch experience. Bernard Hoyes featured

Virgin Atlantic is putting local artists from the Caribbean at the forefront of its Upper-Class experience thanks to its art gallery in the sky.  Available throughout Virgin Atlantic’s fleet, the gallery will showcase some of the many incredible artists who hail from the Caribbean.
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Painted at Los Angeles Studio, 1993
Original in the collection of Vilma Thomas, Original oils on canvas 32×46”
Published by Caribbean Art as a Serigraph in 1996

A day by the river as time stand still. Women communing with nature, gather together in a weekly ritual of washing. Much singing, chatting and laughter is heard with the river flowing providing the gossip intones and murmurs.


LIMITED EDITION SERIGRAPH 199 30×40”wIth 25 artist proof. 25 printers proof. Printed on 320gm. Stonehenge paper. 40 Colors sign and numbered by the artist. Certificate available with each print.


CLIMATE CHANGING, Identifying elements

RAGS is expressing textures, mood, in its own language through MONO-Printing.

The mission was to recollect the language I “buck up” on while creating a series on elements causing Changes to Present Atmospheric conditions. An imbalance of Air, Water, Fire, and earth taken to extremes.
Rags laden with colors give Textures, cross hatched and fused as elements would amalgamate.
These original piece done in the Desert of California was lost on my trip to Kingston. Cause?, extreme Climate conditions as in “regional Hurricane.” Forty flights to the Caribbean canceled one afternoon in Miami International Airport, including mine to Kingston. Total disarray and confusion as my contribution to the conversation I am having with Fine Arts Printmaker of Jamaica. A cooperative I am encouraging to amplify Printmaking in Kingston was delayed and never found, up to now. So, the show had to go on. Calling on the creative energies, my studio in Kingston became a Laboratory as I recreated the spirit of my pieces I intended to show.
The Exhibition opened at University of the West Indies, Headquarters in Mona. This past week, will close July 15

Art life on Syncona Mesa.

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