Abaco teenager to hold art exhibition at Doongalik

Lucas Kaighin, a 16 years old teenager from Marsh Harbour, Abaco, will open the first solo exhibition in Nassau of his art work entitled “Explosion” on Friday, February 23 from 6-9pm.

According to his mentor, local Abaco artist Jo Bradley: “Lucas has been painting original watercolours and acrylics since he was three.  Even at that early age his brilliance and power with colour and brush was evident.  Lucas’ preferred style is abstract, portraying emotions and subjects in bold strokes and slashes, ribbons and delicate etchings in the paint itself. His art is compelling and I often learn as much from him as I give!”

Lucas’ mother, who introduced him to finger painting, stated: “I am always amazed at Lucas’ talent as he displays such control and authority over his work. Lucas has held several exhibitions in Abaco and his work has caught the attention of art collectors and gallery owners in both The Bahamas and the United States. He is extremely excited to be exhibiting in Nassau!

“A diagnosis that Lucas was high on the Autism Spectrum placed him as a student at Every Child Counts school for ten years.  Lucas is presently enrolled at Forest Heights Academy in Marsh Harbour where he is completing tenth grade.  Over the past two years with the help of his father, Jim Kaighin, he has become proficient in turning coppice hardwood.  He is also an avid collector of shells and coins and he loves to spend time beachcombing for more treasures.”

The Exhibition will be on display until Wednesday, February 28. Gallery hours are Monday-Wednesday 10am – 4pm, and further information can be obtained by contacting the gallery at 394-1886.