Alanis Forde is a contemporary Barbadian artist who specializes in expressionistic realism portraiture. She works mainly with oil paint and collage. Forde attended the Barbados community College and completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Studio art. She’s been in a number of group exhibitions at The Barbados Museum and Historical Society, The Crane Gallery, frame and art co. and the annual Crop Over Fine Art Show and a few other spaces. In 2019 Forde has just completed her first residency (Punch In 3) at the Punch Creative Arena, she’s also been featured on the Barbados Today online news paper and the Easy magazine. In the 5 years she’s been creating, her concepts are based primarily on the black female identity in an idealized ‘exotic’ Caribbean space. She is now exploring the geographical space she’s in and what it means to live in a paradise.