Anthony Haynes Biography

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Anthony Haynes was born in September 1963, Coventry born of Bajan origin. His parents moved to England in the 1950's and it wasn't until their four children, two girls and two boys reached adulthood, that during the 1980's, Anthony's parents returned to the Caribbean Island, Barbados.

 

 

Anthony who has a twin sister, inherited his creativity and artistic streak from his father, whose carpentry was second to none. Mr Lloyd Haynes designed and built not one house but two. Anthony's mother Elmina, continues to reside in the family home in St George, Barbados.

 

He first discovered his talent when he used to draw as a child and went on to sell his pictures to teachers at his school. Anthony's love of art brought him together with bird and wildlife artist, John Haywood, whose work graces the walls of some of the most influential art collectors of Britain and the Middle East. Further to being an assistant to John, Anthony went on to develop his own abstract style, which continues to be his best seller. His exhibits have been well received at The Herbert Art Gallery; Belgrade Theatre; The Driftwood Gallery, Devon and Cornwall; Gallery of Caribbean Art and the Champers Gallery in Barbados, plus a number of other galleries including retail outlets such as Habitat and Best of Barbados which was owned by the daughter of the Island's most famous artist, Jill Walker.

 

Whilst the abstract African art is easily recognised as Anthony's signature, his portfolio continues to grow and is filled with a great variety of styles and origins including portraits.

 

Drawn to water, Anthony spent some years living near the sea in Devon, one of England's most picturesque coasts and there he developed his technique for painting seascapes which have also been extremely popular, especially amongst surfers and buyers of art for modern apartments. 

 

Small Bajan scenes from Fruit Sellers to Fishermen to Rum Shacks are a great tourist attraction and like the canvases  in Anthony's ever growing collection, continue to be bought by art collectors around the world.

 

During the past few years, Anthony was commissioned to paint several portraits of up to 40 people in each canvas for a restaurant concept named Crowded House (Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire). Whilst carrying out the commissions, the actor Stephen Graham who featured  in the film Snatch (directed by Guy Ritchie)  and is currently playing Al Capone (directed by Martin Scorsese) asked Anthony if he could be seated next to Bob Marley in one of the Crowded House portraits along with his wife. Another film director, Nic Auerbach of Storm Films, also asked to be included in one of the portraits. You can view these and more on www.thecrowdedhouse.co.uk

 

June Reynolds-Lacey, owner of BOX telematics ltd who has been named in the top 100 most successful business women in Britain, commissioned Anthony to paint a portrait of her husband for his Christmas present (2008). This portrait was so successful that June has not only requested further commissions but has asked Anthony to produce artwork for her new business venture.

 

Anthony continues to be a regular visitor to Barbados and his visits are becoming increasingly longer. His latest visit spanning 3 months has allowed him the opportunity to focus on creating more original and exciting canvases whilst in the close proximity of his initial inspiration; his father, Lloyd Stephen Haynes.

 

You can contact Anthony by email on worldnationprints@yahoo.co.uk