Acclaimed Jamaican artist Vaughn Tucker, whose work is reminiscent of Monet and Van Gough, has recently opened Vaughn’s Art & Studio at 4504 N. University Drive in Lauderhill.
During the highly anticipated grand opening celebration, “The Unveiling: Stories on Canvas,” on May 21, 2006, seven original paintings the “Tucker Collection” will be auctioned with proceeds benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing children with nurturing
Tucker creates a sense of light as well as shadowing in his paintings and is known for using impressionism to capture rural life. The 33-year-old’s “Street Scene” was selected by Bank of Jamaica for its downtown Kingston location. He was also commissioned by Digicel, the country’s main cell-phone provider, to create three
paintings for its corporate office in New Kingston.
A silver medalist in the National Festival Fine Arts Competition, Tucker’s work was exhibited in The Young Generation at the Mutual Life Gallery in 1999 and 2000 and in the Young Professionals Pegasus Gallery in 1998 and 1999.
He developed his style of artistry by first practicing with water colors before graduating to more intricate techniques using oil-based media and acrylics.
Art enthusiasts will have the opportunity to “meet and greet” with Tucker as well as view his masterpieces during a special wine and cheese reception, held in conjunction with the silent auction from 4-8 p.m.
For more information about Vaughn’s Art & Studio or to R.S.V.P. for the event, please call (954) 822-0827 or (754) 422-2106.