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 because he could not pass 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, trying, practicing and studying the great masters Rembrandt, Cezanne, Lhermitte, Leonardo Da Vinci, Barrington Watson, Albert Huie, Diego Velazquez and Winston Clarke.
Although never formally trained, Symister soon showed the skills of a trained artist, and his fellow artists began naming him the “Master of Flowers”, which then changed to the title “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,
he was simply given the name “Soul Artist“, which stuck to him.
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 Stuttgart Germany.
He uses the mediums Acrylic, Oil and Water Color on paper and canvas.
The “Soulartist” Symister would like his work to have an positive impact on true art lovers and assist them to reconnect with their own soul, as part of the soul of the world where we all are connected as one.
Amongst other locations he has been exhibiting at 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.