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The city of Port of Spain is such an amazing place to Antonio. As a youth, Antonio would spend the day sometimes walking from the city, all the way to the end of St. Ann's just to bathe in the river, or riding his bicycle to San Juan and back with friends. On these adventures he would always notice things that the others took for granted - like the sun peeping through the leaves of the trees, the smell of the fish market, the old man begging for $1.00 to buy a doubles on the Brian Lara Promenade, the brilliance of the architecture, or the comfort of and old house that's falling apart but held together with laughter, love and life of those who call it home.
As an oil painter, he still focus on those aspects of everyday life in Trinidad and Tobago that most people take for granted. His paintings have been exhibited three times in 2015 at different events within Trinidad. One painting entitled "Jab Jab" won 2nd place at the ASTT Members' Exhibition in November 2015. Some of his artwork are in major private collections in Trinidad and in Barbados, including the Ministry of Social Development of Trinidad &Tobago and the Community Hospital of Seventh-day Adventists.
Moving forward, he plans to incorporate the elusive factor of emotion into these everyday scenes that he witnesses on his journeys. He also plans to do a lot more plein air painting as he captures the memories as he moves from location to location across Trinidad & Tobago.