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TT Artist Highlight: Dana Hinds


Dive into the artistry of Dana Hinds.

You can build a closer connection with an artists work when you have a better understanding of their background, process and inspiration. We asked TT Artists, Dana Hinds a few questions and here are her responses.

Dana Hinds at her first pop-up market with her Artwork

1. What is your artistic background and training?

As a child, I always had artistic inclinations, but it was during my time in secondary school that I truly developed a love for art and craft. In my younger years, I didn't often utilize this innate talent. However, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, my passion for art was reignited. In 2021, I took a short course in Art, Painting, and Drawing at the University of the West Indies, Open Campus. Additionally, in 2022, I enrolled in an 8-week program called Advanced Art 11, led by Mr. Keith Ward.

2. What mediums do you usually use?

I enjoyed working with acrylics but have a deep love for watercolor and ink pen.

3. Describe your creative environment?

My favorite creative environment involves playing Taylor Swift's playlist and finding a comfortable space with minimal distractions.

4. How have your art evolved over time?

When I was young, I enjoyed drawing and sketching with color pencils and markers. However, I stopped creating art after secondary school. During the COVID-19 pandemic, I rediscovered my passion for art and experimented with various mediums like Posca markers, watercolor pencils, pastel chalks, and graphite pencils. I particularly enjoy using palette knives to add texture to my artwork, and I have been working on increasingly larger canvases. Additionally, I am intrigued by mixed media art and look forward to delving deeper into this creative realm in the future.

5. What advice do you have for aspiring artist?

I would advise a budding artist to focus on creating, practicing, and researching without getting too caught up in comparing themselves to other artists.

6. What keeps me motivated to purse your artistry?

The love and joy that others show when I create something for them, inspires me to continue pursuing my artistic endeavors.

7. What inspires you artwork?

I find inspiration in everything around me. There is art in everything.

8. How would I describe your artistic style?

Fun, vibrant, creative and lively. I delight in painting my surroundings and objects. I have a fondness for both pop art and abstract art styles.

9. Where can we find your artwork

There are a few art pieces currently on display featured at Arnim's Gallery South Branch from Feb. 4th - 24th, and at the Rotunda Gallery from Feb. 5th to March 1st. Visit Synchronergy on Cipriani Blvd, POS to find a few mini paintings and a mural I participated in. You can also check out the Cruise Ship Complex for carnival and T&T themed cards. Follow my art journey on Instagram at @art_of_plant_ and visit my profile at TT Artists Directory.

10. How has joining TT Artists impacted or contributed to the growth of your artistry?

TT Artists has connected me with art placements to show and sell my artwork. Through this platform, I stay informed about opportunities to grow my artistry, such as the gallery artists calls I applied for and got selected to showcase my art pieces. The continuous promotion of my artwork has significantly contributed to introducing my art to new audiences. Being part of a supportive community of like-minded artists is truly motivating.

Here's how you can join too!

Visit and fill the interest form. Have your art profile created and added to the Directory, get art placement to Show and Sell your art, plus Promo to share your artistry.

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