My St. Vincent and the Grenadines: Robert A. Joyette
Robert A. Joyette is a Vincentian multidisciplinary artist. Robert works in painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture. This graduate of the Edna Manley College of the Performing Arts, share his love of art and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Describe St. Vincent and the Grenadines in three words.
Multi- Island Country.
Which area are you from?
What is your favourite traditional dish, and why?
Breadfruit and Codfish.
What is your favourite childhood memory?
My most memorable childhood memory is growing up in a closed bonded neighbourhood environment, enjoying sporting activities and spending days at my grandparents’ house with my brother.
Where did you attend high school?
St. Martin’s Secondary School.
What was your favourite subject in high school?
Art and mathematics.
What is your favourite restaurant?
The Grand View Grill in Kingstown.
What advice would you give young upcoming artists?
To stay focused at all times in order to reach your achievements.
What major developments would you like to see happen in St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the next 20 years?
Coming from an artist’s standpoint, I would like to see a National Gallery. I believe that the creative and visual arts sector in St. Vincent, in tandem with the financial infrastructure can be become another pillar of economic growth to compliment the success of tourism.
Where would you recommend as a ‘must go’ to a first time visitor to SVG?
No doubt a tour of the islands of the Grenadines, and also enjoy the hikes on the Vermont Nature Trail, see Trinity Falls and the Falls of Baleine and visit La Soufrière Volcano.
Considering a staycation, where in SVG is your favourite place to unwind and recharge?
Most definitely the Grenadines.