Nerine Peters has been practicing art from the age of five years. Her parents realized her passion for art after countless sketch pads, crayons and pencils. She continued to pursue her passion for visual arts at secondary and tertiary level.
She obtained a Grade B in Art in G.C.E A’Level examinations at Trinity College and was awarded the Lisa Henry Chu Foon Memorial Trophy for A’Level excellence in Art and a subject prize for the best A’Level Artist. Nerine participated in and helped organize two successful art exhibitions at Trinity College.
Nerine is also a recipient of a Bachelor of Arts degree in Visual Arts (Special) from The University of The West Indies, St. Augustine. After the award of this degree, she was employed as a Part-Time Demonstrator at The Centre for The Festival and Creative Arts, The University of The West Indies, St. Augustine, where she assisted the first, second and final year students with art projects in Textiles, Design and Art Studio courses.
Currently, she has completed a Master of Philosophy degree in Cultural Studies at The University of The West Indies (St. Augustine).
Nerine has participated in group exhibitions from 1998 namely, the Women in Art Exhibitions, 101 Annual Watercolours Exhibitions, The Trinity Carnival Foundation Exhibition and a Joint exhibition at The Gallery 126.96.36.199. Her paintings were featured in the Woman in Art Book and Guardian General Limited desk calendar 2004. Her preference in subject matter lies with landscapes and the beauty of derelict houses/buildings which are executed in the watercolours medium.
Apart from exhibiting her artwork, she has volunteered her services in the field of art at the St. Dominic’s Children’s Home where she has exposed the children to a range of art techniques such as drawing, painting, tie-dye, dye extraction, block printing and hand painting on textiles to name a few.
Nerine intends to establish her own Art Gallery where there will be an informative art library comprising the works of well-known artists, both regional and international. Workshops will be introduced for upcoming artists with the opportunity to exhibit their work there.