BREAKING NEWS: John Phulchere is dead

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BREAKING NEWS: John Phulchere is dead
John Phulchere
John Phulchere * From Jason Sifflet

John Phulchere, regarded as one of St. Lucia’s top visual artists, passed away around midday today, August 20.

Reports are that Phulchere passed away at his home.

In a recent article to promote the Artisan Market showcase at Baywalk, the Cultural Development Foundation (CDF), said Phulchere, “known for his caricatures and book illustrations, make him an extraordinary stor teller and Phulart studio is the place where all the magic happens”.

In his biography on artwanted.com, Phulchere described his work:

“I’m St. Lucian born ‘self-taught’ professional artist introduced to oil painting by my late father (professional architect/art hobbyist) at a very early age of nine. I work with a variety of mediums: oils, acrylics, pastels, graphite, charcoal; polyester resin (for relief sculptures) and latex rubber cast. I’m into portraits, landscapes, seascapes; abstract surrealism, caricature/cartoons.

“I do book illustrations. My favourite “Old Masters” are Rembrandt, Caravaggio and Michelangelo! Another passion besides fine art is music. I was once guitarist and vocalist for a local musical group. My Art Studio is located in the active town of Gros Islet (in the northern part of St. Lucia).”

John Phulchere sketches visitors to Artists Market

 

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  1. RIP Mr. Phulchere I knew him but never knew he was into the arts & paintings.
    Hope I can meet Mr. Derek Walcott before either of us passes on.

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  2. He was part of the local band called (De N 5).....these guys sure knew how to rock a party...some of my fondest memories....R.I.P

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  3. Disappointed that my daughter who has just taken up painting as a hobby didn't get to meet Mr. Phulchere because we were not aware of who he is and his talents. It is true that these talented people should be exposed so us St. Lucians so we can have access to them. RIP Such a sad loss

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  4. One of our most talented artists, and a very nice individual. Guess we'll never finish the project we started, Bro, but Godspeed!We'll miss you.

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  5. Gone to soon...this thing call death..has taken another causality ..As an artist and brother in arms,fellow Saint Lucian ..i tip my hat to you..I only got to hear about how death has separated us both..thanks for your contribution.

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  6. We will all miss you John. A gentle soul with amazing artistic talent. May you Rest in Peace.

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  7. An incredibly talented and creative guy. He did some amazing work and this is a big loss for Saint Lucia's art community. He was a nice guy too and I'll truly miss seeing him around.

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  8. Saint has truly missed a very talented and down to earth Artist. An assuming and focus individual who lived simply to create. I shall surely missed him as a dear and trusted friend. R.I.P your friend Cedric George.

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  9. R.I.P. John. We were friends for many years and when your brother called to give me the news...my insides were just torn apart, especially for the fact that just last week I asked about you. My extreme condolences go out to his family.

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  10. Have no idea who he is.....the same thing again....these great people should be expose to our students in order to help motivate them.now he is gone.how many of us know of his good work.....not even me

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  11. RIP U clamp ... You sure played that bass well to my shaky vocals back then you'll be missed bro !!

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