Through his art, Barbados-based artist Rodney Ifill revisits various locations in Barbados, presenting mostly images of landscapes and seascapes. Working with oils and acrylic on canvas, Ifill’s works depict an impression of the strong light and vivid colors that can often be experienced in this region. The artist’s recent interest in Plein Air painting (the act of painting outdoors) allows him to continue to define his aesthetic practice and grow as an emerging artist living in Barbados, and by extension the Caribbean.
Ifill plays a key role in Barbadian culture as not only a known painter but also as the Visual Arts Cultural Officer and Curator of the National Cultural Foundation Barbados (NCF). Striving to contribute to the local community, Ifill took part in the implementation of the National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA), the Crop Over National Art Exhibitions, and the “En Plein Air Developmental Series” outdoor painting workshops. He is also the current Treasurer of the Executive Committee of the International Council of Museums-Barbados, and continues to develop programs for the Visual Arts in Barbados.