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(ZIZ News) — The Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College is now able to display a hand painted portrait of the late Clarence Fitzroy Bryant, after whom the school is named.

This is due to the vision of past student, now professional local artist Sasha Herbert.

“When I gave myself the challenge to do a mural, it was for my art I.A. I looked around the college and started to think ‘what does the college need in a painting?’ and when I looked around I realized that there was a lack of visual representation of Bryant himself so I thought why not make him the focus of the mural because believe it or not the students here really don’t know who Bryant is, how he looks, or anything about him. So I thought make him the focal point of this mural.”

She said, “In making him the focal point, I gave some background on the college and his vision, the title of the piece, for the tertiary level education in St. Kitts. So that’s what I did; it’s pretty much an educational monument more than a painting and I encourage the students to digest the painting in parts, step back, look at it as a whole, come up with your own interpretations and then see what you have learned, if you got it, or you realise that you needed to know.”

The local artist thanked those who supported her idea.

“I have to thank Dr. Daley most and foremost. When I came to him with the idea, he quickly jumped on board. He had no hesitation. The mural was at the expense of the college; they bought the board and the paint. So I have to thank him and the staff for mounting it. My former art and design teachers Ms. Liburd and Mr. Richards; if it wasn’t for them i don’t think I would have ended with this piece. For weeks I had puzzle pieces in my head. I didn’t know what to put on paper and they helped me tremendously in coming up with the concept so I have to thank them.”

Sasha Herbert painted the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College’s mural in 2014. It is currently mounted in the college’s library.

ZIZ News. (2016, March 12). CFBC Mural. Retrieved from https://zizonline.com/cfbc-mural/

Art has always been a big part of Sasha’s Life, from designing her own popsicle stick doll houses, to current portrayals of the finest details than “can make any image pop” in her realist paintings of sandy shorelines , flowers and breadfruit. Home for Sasha is the St. Kitts Capital of Basseterre. "I’m enthused by our beautiful local scenery:" she reports.

2017, January 10- St. Kitts Visitor Magazine Publication

22 year old Sasha Herbert embodies the term “art is life”. This week’s young creator took her passion for art and made it her full time job. 🇰🇳

When did you start?
Generally​ ​speaking,​ ​I​ ​always​ ​say​ ​that​ ​I’ve​ ​been​ ​creating​ ​ever​ ​since​ ​I​ ​left​ ​the​ ​womb.​ ​‘ART’​ ​has​ ​been​ ​apart​ ​of​ ​my​ ​life​ ​for as​ ​long​ ​as​ ​I​ ​can​ ​remember.​ ​As​ ​for​ ​my​ ​brands,​ ​‘Sasha,​ ​The​ ​Artist’​ ​was​ ​created​ ​in​ ​December​ ​2015​ ​where​ ​I​ ​painted commissions,​ ​illustrated​ ​logos​ ​and​ ​designed​ ​posters​ ​for​ ​clients​ ​and​ ​partook​ ​in​ ​exhibitions​ ​to​ ​display​ ​my​ ​own paintings.​ ​Whereas​ ​my​ ​main​ ​focus​ ​now​ ​‘Paint​ ​&​ ​Sip​ ​with​ ​Sasha,​ ​The​ ​Artist’,​ ​a​ ​unique​ ​entertainment​ ​experience​ ​of painting,​ ​cocktails​ ​and​ ​socializing,​ ​was​ ​created​ ​February​ ​2017.

How did you get interested in it?
Research​ ​began​ ​in​ ​the​ ​early​ ​months​ ​of​ ​2015.​ ​I​ ​was​ ​stuck​ ​deciding​ ​between​ ​going​ ​to​ ​university​ ​or​ ​fully​ ​committing​ ​to an​ ​Artist​ ​career​ ​.​ ​Lo​ ​and​ ​behold,​ ​I​ ​bumped​ ​into​ ​the​ ​Paint​ ​&​ ​Sip​ ​Industry​ ​that​ ​deeply​ ​inspired​ ​me​ ​and​ ​from​ ​there​ ​on​ ​it was​ ​even​ ​more​ ​research,​ ​planning​ ​and​ ​developing​ ​what​ ​is​ ​now​ ​Paint​ ​&​ ​Sip​ ​with​ ​Sasha,​ ​The​ ​Artist​ ​for​ ​the​ ​next​ ​two years.​ ​.​ ​Being​ ​an​ ​Artist​ ​won!

What is your fave part about what you do?
Creating​ ​the​ ​pieces​ ​I​ ​get​ ​to​ ​teach​ ​at​ ​my​ ​events.​ ​It’s​ ​always​ ​fun​ ​turning​ ​a​ ​theme​ ​into​ ​a​ ​piece​ ​that​ ​people​ ​thoroughly enjoy​ ​painting​ ​themselves. What keeps you inspired? The​ ​people!​ ​Everyone​ ​is​ ​always​ ​looking​ ​out​ ​for​ ​the​ ​next​ ​event​ ​and​ ​even​ ​throw​ ​out​ ​ideas​ ​for​ ​themes​ ​that​ ​they​ ​are looking​ ​forward​ ​to​ ​paint​ ​next.

What advice would you give to other young people that are pursuing your craft?
Organization​ ​and​ ​time​ ​management​ ​is​ ​KEY!​ ​(In​ ​any​ ​aspect​ ​of​ ​life​ ​really)​ ​Keep​ ​on​ ​top​ ​of​ ​those​ ​and​ ​you​ ​will​ ​definitely thrive.

What’s a random art tip?
Don’t​ ​be​ ​too​ ​hard​ ​on​ ​yourself.

What are your other interests/hobbies?
I​ ​love​ ​a​ ​bad​ ​soca​ ​LOL

Kickin it w/ Kyra. (2017, December 15). Kickin it w/ Young Creators. Retrieved from https://www.kwkyra.com/young-creator-sasha-herbert/

Growing up, Sasha Herbert knew that she did not want to be a person with a typical career dream of becoming a doctor, lawyer, accountant, shopkeeper, or stay at home mom; she wanted to follow a different path, something creative, something bold. Sasha has always loved art and dreamed of becoming an artist one day. And she is well on her way!

In 2009, Sasha entered a logo and slogan contest sponsored by the Federal National Development Bank Credit Union. Her logo was selected and is still being used by the bank as their official logo. Sasha also won $1000 in prize money for her entry: $500 for Basseterre High School and $500 for her personal use.

Again in 2009, Sasha entered an art contest sponsored by the Marriott. Organizers of the contest wanted to find the nation’s best young artists portraying the theme, “What St. Kitts Means to Me”. Sasha’s submission won first place in the Under 16 Senior Division for a beautiful piece displaying a sunset from one of the St. Kitts peaks. The picture can still be viewed at the Marriott’s Hall of Fame.

In 2009, 2010, and 2012, Sasha’s art was selected again; this time as a winner of the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association local art competition. Her pieces denoting ways to protect the environment won second place in 2009, first place in 2010, with award placements for 2012 still pending.

Most recently Sasha’s art was on exhibit for five days at the CXC Art Exhibition at Porte Zante.

Sasha was the only student in St. Kitts to receive a CXC Distinction in Art in 2012.

When learning that she was a recipient of the Remarkable Teen award for 2012, Sasha said, “Most of my passion is channeled through ‘art’, and for me to be recognized as a Remarkable Teen in this category fills me with joy. Art is everything I am.”

A merit award winner for “Most Outstanding Performance” at Basseterre High School in 2012, Sasha was also Captain of the school’s netball team and a recipient of the TDC Scholarship program.

Sasha Herbert is 17-year old recent graduate of Basseterre High School. She currently attends Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College and is enrolled in the general studies division. Sasha is being recognized as a Remarkable Teen in the category of Art.

Connie Howard. (2012, November 22). 25 Most Remarkable Teens. Retrieved from http://connieinthepc.blogspot.com/2012/11/