Chan Pratt

Already prominent among a new generation of Bahamian Artists, Chan Pratt has emerged a distinctive talent. His work captures the regional flavour of the many-faceted Bahamian culture.

At first he pursued a career in banking, and painted as a hobby. Finding a growing market for his work, art soon became more lucrative. Mr. Pratt was advised by a well-known Bahamian artist, Eddie Minnis, to paint professionally.

Although Chan has not had any University training, he attributed a lot of his training under the guidance of Eddie Minnis in his earlier years. His use of the sombre palette knife breaks the image into multiple planes. If diffuses light over the face of the painting, creating a sculpted, three-dimensional aspect, which enhances the realistic effect so loved by the Bahamian public.

Chan has been the focus of many one shows in Nassau and abroad. His work has collected nationally and internationally and is in the collection of the White House, Washington, D.C. He has had one man shows in Washington D.C. and Toronto and Ottawa.

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