Volcanic Relief Auction
In response to the devastating Volcanic eruption on April 9th, 2021, which covered entire villages in ash, damaged buildings, closed schools and businesses, destroyed crops and livestock, left residents with limited access to clean drinking water, and displaced close to 20,000 people. The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Conservation Fund (SVGCF) is partnering with the Jones Group Inc, spearheaded by Mr. Calvert Jones (owner and founder) to host a Post Volcano Recovery Auction and Conservation Initiative. The auction features 3 local paintings from Calvert Jones and Cheyenne Slater. The artists incorporated the use of volcanic ash as a part of the paint medium to depict the devastation of the eruption, the suffering and prayers of our people. The auction will be hosted for two weeks on an international online auctioning platform, Charity Buzz.
About the Artist
Calvert Jones is a self-taught Visual artist, who in 2013 developed his own personal trademark style of Artwork he coined “Tropical Realism”. This Art Style can be described as a synergy of Impressionism, Realism, Cubism and Pop Art and is nostalgically traditional Caribbean, consisting of captivating landscapes, cultural activities, fauna and flora