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Read blog posts created by Daniel Jean-Baptiste.

Using nature as my inspiration and silk as my canvas.   Daniel Jean-Baptiste is a Caribbean artist living in the paradise of St.   Lucia where sunny skies and abundant water life provide constant inspiration.   His artwork depicts underwater scenes, game fish and their prey, tropical botanical themes, and exotic animals.   Daniel's childhood was spent fishing off the wooden jetty in the tiny fishing village of Choiseul.   The sea became his second home and he spent hours under the blistering sun gazing at the vibrant colors of tiny wrasse attacking his...more
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Art Video

December 25th, 2018

The unique painting style and techniques of Jean-Baptiste. 

This is a silk painting demonstration by St. Lucian painter Daniel Gabriel Angelo Jean-Baptiste. 

You can create 30-second Youtube ads for your Fine Art America prints. This is one I created. 

Youtube is a fantastic venue for getting your art discovered. You simply make short videos on how you create your art or you can have a slide show of your portfolio put to music. This means that there is the possibility for your art to be seen around... 


March 4th, 2017

See unique silk batik painting using water based silk paints. Lots of videos and photos. 

This silk medium is exploding across the art world in the most exciting fashion. Never before seen such intense vibrancy and life! 

Large format batik painting

February 28th, 2017

"Akumal", 28" x 82" silk batik The silk medium is ideal for creating oversized paintings. The colours which are applied in liquid form using small sumi pony hair brushes flow effortlessly through the natural textile resulting in vibrant textures and... 

Brook Trout painted on SILK.

August 28th, 2016

I am a tropical painter, my art is an intoxicating experience of vibrant colours and shimmering textures on silk. I have been living in Canada for the last twelve years and I am now on a journey to capture Canadian nature and landscapes on s... 

Canada On Silk

May 4th, 2016

Canada is a vast beautiful country with geographic treasure trove of amazing landscapes. This is my first in a series of silk paintings to explore and to compose silk painting of how I see this earthly paradise. 

A collection of Jean-Baptiste painting on silk just for the fun and joy of it. 

The beauty of the Butterfly.

September 26th, 2015

Man has to be artistic when everything in nature evokes so much love. The only reason that you are missing it is because you are fast asleep. Don't miss the show, it's free. 

Beautiful botanical design.

July 13th, 2015

The sea grape tree of Saint Lucia has colours of such vibrant and exotic hues. This silk painting captures this beauty. 

When painting on silk there is a delicate balance of using the actual raw silk to act as white. This technique is quite like watercolour painting only with more colour saturation and bleeding ability. 

I find adding tiny sections of black in my compositions enhances all the other colours and make textures stand out. I see black as the absence of colour, it is the mystery quality of my work.  

3D silk painting

June 29th, 2015

This simple video depicts how I use a wet on wet technique on silk to create a 3D effect. The bright colours, textures, shadows and use of light create this wonderful form. 

TAO of silk.

March 25th, 2015

Slicing through the deep eternal blue Flashes bright white yellow A shadowy mass mutates in sync Churning to white froth of desperate escape  

On the southern tip of Saint Lucia where the sandy beach hugs the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, a grove of sea grape paint the shore line in colours of the sun. The tranquility of light dances on every leaf. This pai... 

Painting on silk is so explosive by nature. Look closely and you will notice the dancing light flickering on the surface of the silk as the paint bleeds into every silk fibre. My whole intent is to capture just a tiny moment in time... 

This short clip shows how I paint on silk using a wet on wet technique. Most of my work is tropical, but the shimmering light technique is unique to me, I accidentally developed this technique on the island of St. Lucia in 1996. 

Video showing the beautiful colours of the flower beetle being magically applied. 

How To Paint On Silk.

September 21st, 2013

This video simply depicts how I paint on silk using a wet on wet technique. 

Video depicting silk painting using water based silk paints on 10mm 100% hobotai silk. 

I am working on silk using water based silk pigment paints in order to achieve rich vibrant colours and exciting lighting and texture. I hope you enjoy this presentation. Regards, Daniel Jean-Baptiste http://www.jean-baptiste.com/stluciasi... 

Rainbow under the Sea

June 15th, 2013

Video depicting the painting of a parrot fish on silk. 

Join me on Facebook

May 19th, 2013

I invite all art lovers to join me on Facebook to celebrate the creative force of painting. If you enjoy the visit , please like. 

Part 3 0f 3 in painting Entourage, silk art. 

Part 2 of painting Entourage. 

Silk painting with Jean-Baptiste 

The painting of a blue faced angelfish on silk 

This video depicts the creating of a 16" x 20 silk painting using water based silk paints. 


April 13th, 2013

This an interview on my origins. 


April 10th, 2013

The making of Entourage, a silk painting measuring 41" x 72" 

Hope you enjoy my interview with X-Ray Magazine. 

Sexy Silk World, Turtles

March 30th, 2013

This video depicts my wet on wet painting technique on silk ( shimmering light technique ) 

Sexy Triggers

March 30th, 2013

Beneath the crystal surface of the Caribbean Sea near the Pitons of St. Lucia, a school of triggers gather to create a canvas of gem like colours dancing under the laser sun. 

Painting Silk In Saint Lucia

March 25th, 2013

St. Lucia is an earthly paradise where I was born and from where all my creative energy came from. A tiny island which has a rich history and melting pot of cultures. 

Silk Painting Of Sea Turtles

March 25th, 2013

By creating light shimmering on the carapace of the sea turtle while painting on silk, this allows for giving a hint as to how beautiful these wonderful animals look underwater. 

I had a beautiful discovery of creating light on stones in a shallow stream. The light dances and gives the illusion of water in motion. 

Insane Peacock Silk Painting

March 25th, 2013

Silk painting has many undiscovered techniques, they all arrive in the form of an accident while painting. 

Tropical Silk Fine Art

March 25th, 2013

My first video depicting the early silk work. 

Silk Experience

March 25th, 2013

Having a little fun with Jimi Hendrix and painting on silk. 

Welcome to my world of silk art. Should you have any questions, please email : artofsilk@yahoo.com 

This video is just a small window into my creations on silk. 

Silk Painting Video

March 25th, 2013

This video depicts the brush work of Jean-Baptiste on silk. 

Working in paradise

June 20th, 2012

Hi I am silk artist Daniel Jean-Baptiste, I would like to introduce you to me studio / gallery on beautiful St. Lucia in the Eastern Caribbean. 

Liquid pigment on silk

June 20th, 2012

I create fine art on silk using liquid pigments instaed of silk dyes.