Daryl Kelly is an award winning artist born in 1982 in the West Indies to English parents. Educated in England he now lives and works in Barbados. Emanating from his mixed cultural influences his work is one that embodies both dichotomy and social commentary. Key influences stem from a youth growing up in the urban English town of Southend-on-Sea, to adulthood living in the West Indies. From a fine art schooling in the methods of classical painting his work primarily reflects the vibrancy of the Caribbean. And his chosen media of acrylic on canvas is a natural choice for his richly coloured and textual paintings.