Unity Consciousness

Unity consciousness is at the root of my work as an artist. My desire is to create art that speaks from the spirit to the spirit in a language that reflects love and unity thereby promoting equity and compassion.”

— Claudette Dean

Claudette Dean was born and educated in Canada where she obtained a B.A. degree in French Literature. She continued her studies at the University of Nice in the south of France where she was immersed in the world of fine art. It was here that her innate passion for the visual arts was first awakened.

In 1979, Claudette relocated from Montreal Canada to Freeport Grand Bahama where she continues to reside as a Bahamian citizen. She spent several years teaching French and later owning and operating two local businesses. At a time in her life when the status quo was no longer enough and a search for meaning had become undeniable, her latent passion began to resurface.

I describe my work as modern mystical. My creative impulse thrives in that mysterious realm that lies somewhere between the known and the unknown. In this space, free of preconceptions and boundaries, intuitive images flow and organically tap into the spiritual." — Claudette Dean

Bahamian artist Claudette Dean has been creating art since 1995. Working primarily in oil she has also dabbled in clay, encaustics and mixed media.

Intrinsic to her art is her spiritual view of the world. In 2005, then Director of the NAGB, Dr. Erica James wrote:

...Claudette Dean paints from the spirit, what she believes in that moment is true…what has become even more important to her, and artist like her, is that art can become a medium in and of itself. The process of art making can initiate a spiritual transformation on the part of the artist, and the potential also exists for this spirit to move in the viewers as they engage the work.”

Claudette Dean’s work is a part of The National Art Collection of the Bahamas.

Awards:

  • Commonwealth of the Bahamas Award for outstanding achievements in the realm of Fine Arts, presented by The Bureau of Women’s Affairs, Freeport, Bahamas.
  • Miami Children’s Hospital, award for excellence in working with children’s issues through art.

Claudette Dean