Fitzroy Symister

was born 1984 in the parish of St. Mary, Jamaica, where the natural beauty of the island and the village life have nourished his being.

On his long walk home from school he stayed hours behind his friends, so he could watched an artist who was painting by the roadside.

Symister was so fascinated that he wanted to learn this skill himself.

From then on he began to devote more and more time to practicing his new passion, helping him to learn and grow as a painter. Alongside this, he studied many of the great masters, including Rembrandt, Cezanne, Lhermitte, Leonardo Da Vinci, Barrington Watson, Albert Huie, Diego Velazquez and Winston Clarke.

Although Symister is a self-taught artist who never formally trained, he soon showed the skills of a trained artist. Before long, his fellow artists began naming him the ' Master of Flowers' and subsequently the 'Master of Portraits'.

And since Symister strives to convey the essence of life through his works, and in doing so stimulates our senses and touches our soul, many began calling him the 'Soul Artist', a name which has stuck.

 

To assist other gifted young Jamaicans, Symister is one of the founders of “Opening Doors for Young Artists”. The foundation provides material to help young artists create exceptional artwork and offers guidance in getting their works exposed.

Today the “Soulartist” lives and works in Tübingen, Germany.

 

He uses the mediums, Oil, Acrylic and Water Color on paper and canvas. 

 

The “Soul Artist” Symister would like his work to have a positive impact on those who enjoy his paintings, by assisting them to reconnect with their own soul.

He believes that Art is 'food for the soul' that nourishes and heals us. As Symister says, 'Art must be felt and experienced. Therefore, if we can, it is best to surrender and let it speak to us.'

Symister's works have been exhibited all around the world, including in Stuttgart Germany, the Round Hill Hotel, the Liguanea Art Fair, the HiQo Gallery, the Devon House, the Mandeville Art Fair, Rose Hall and the Half Moon Hotel Most of his pieces are in private and corporate collections in Jamaica and overseas.