Al Ebanks was one of the founding members of the Native Sons and he has exhibited both with the group and in several solo shows since its inauguration. As a self-employed Caymanian artist, who studied art at the Cayman Islands High School, he has developed a style of his own which is best described as a fresh twist of Abstract and Impressionist art. In addition to his wide range of paintings Al is also a talented sculptor in stone and ceramics. As an artist he is dedicated to refining his abilities and is always eager to learn more.
In 1995 Al was fortunate to receive a scholarship from the Cayman National Cultural Foundation to study stone and clay sculpting. This added to his already mature style, using charcoal, acrylic and oil canvas. Later that year he was asked to design and sculpt the 'Radley Gourzong Award', which is presented to a person who has made extraordinary contributions to the arts and Caymanian culture.
The artist's work can be found in the permanent collections of the Cayman Islands National Museum, National Gallery of the Cayman Islands, the Grifffin Gallery in Chicago, the Sherry Frontenac Hotel in Miami and many private collections. Al also travelled to Miami last year for a solo show at the Jackie Gleason Theatre in South Beach. Recently his work was chosen to grace the homes depicted in the new movie Haven which was directed by Caymanian filmmaker, Frankie Flowers.
His work will be on display at The Gallery at the Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman May 18th - July 15th 2006.
“Reflection” on Canvas, Al Ebanks.
Last Updated: 2006-06-28