Thursday, April 27, 2017

Sights to See: LeRoy Clarke home, Port of Spain, Trinidad


LeRoy Clarke home  This popular contemporary native Trinidadian artist focuses on African art, and his paintings are usually very large.  As like calaloo--a popular island stew--is how he describes the mix of races in Trinidad.  Clarke is also a poet and, at age 78, has strong opinions, and so is loved by many and not so loved by others.  He lives in a small gated community in De Legacy House of El Tucuche, which was built to his specifications and where he graciously welcomed my group of journalists into his private space.   The soft-spoken artist says he uses his “sweet man voice around women,” and claims that he was the favorite of nine children. 


exterior of LeRoy Clarke home in Port of Spain, Trinidad
exterior of LeRoy Clarke home in Port of Spain, Trinidad


front room of LeRoy Clarke home in Port of Spain, Trinidad
front room of LeRoy Clarke home in Port of Spain, Trinidad


front room of LeRoy Clarke home in Port of Spain, Trinidad
front room of LeRoy Clarke home in Port of Spain, Trinidad

dining room of LeRoy Clarke home in Port of Spain, Trinidad
dining room of LeRoy Clarke home in Port of Spain, Trinidad

painting porch of LeRoy Clarke home in Port of Spain, Trinidad
painting porch of LeRoy Clarke home in Port of Spain, Trinidad



artist LeRoy Clarke at his bedroom desk in LeRoy Clarke home in Port of Spain, Trinidad
artist LeRoy Clarke at his bedroom desk in LeRoy Clarke home in Port of Spain, Trinidad


artist LeRoy Clarke in his library at LeRoy Clarke home in Port of Spain, Trinidad
artist LeRoy Clarke in his library at LeRoy Clarke home in Port of Spain, Trinidad


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5 comments:

  1. If really enjoyed my time in Trinidad, too. It looks like you found an amazing place to become immersed in the local arts scene. So colourful!

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  2. I love looking round artists' houses - always so light and interesting. And LeRoy Clarke looks like a colourful figure as well as an artist.

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    1. LeRoy is indeed colorful and filled with stories.

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  3. Amazing to have so much art around that you hang it *under* the windows. LeRoy Clarke appears to be an interesting man - I'm sure it was an inspiration to meet him!

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  4. What an interesting man. It's so nice you got to see his home and his art!

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