I find it hard to call myself an artist. I’m not an artist. I’m not a crafter. I’m not a Sculptor. And yet, I am all of those things and more. “I create things; things that make me laugh, or make me think, or bring me joy”. I love the process of creating. Most recently I’ve been working mostly with paper collage and recycled/up-cycled materials. I am loving the colorful & fun folk artsy results! I hope you do too!
Jane received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of North Texas. Jane moved to St. Croix in 1998 to enjoy painting full time. Architecture, tropical birds, local birds and animals, water lilies and tropical flowers are among her favorite subjects. Her paintings can be found in private collections in the Caribbean, Europe and the United States mainland. Jane offers instruction in watercolor and oil painting for all skill levels and is the resident artist for the Buccaneer Resort on St. Croix.
A twenty year resident of St. Croix, she is involved in several island organizations, including the Botanical Garden, the Hibiscus Society, Palletteers and The Artists Guild of St. Croix. She paints in acrylics, and her work is characterized by vivid island colors. She has exhibited in many shows on St. Croix and in the United States. He work was featured on the Art in the Garden Poster in 2010 and on the Orchid Society 40th Anniversary poster in 2009. www.phyllischarles.com
Danica M. David is a St. Croix-born Contemporary Folk Artist and owner of Danica Art Studio. Danica is involved in various outreach programs in the community. She teaches art to children and senior citizens. “I love what I am doing," she said, “I thank God for the experience to teach art and connect with others."
Danica has been working as an art teacher at the Eulalie R. Rivera Elementary school in Frederiksted for the past 14 years. During school year 2011/2012 she was voted Teacher of the Year by her fellow educators. Danica stated, “I truly enjoy creating and inspiring others in the arts. I have the opportunity to live out my passion. It’s an amazing blessing.”