About The Artist

Already prominent among a new generation of Bahamian artists, Chan Pratt emerged as a distinctive talent. His work captures the regional flavour of the multi-faceted Bahamian culture. At first he pursued a career in banking, and painted as a hobby. Finding a growing market for his work, art soon became more lucrative, and upon well-known Bahamian artist Eddie Minnis' advice, Chan began to paint professionally. Although Chan has not had any university training, he attributes a lot of his training to the guidance of Eddie Minnis during his early years. Chan established his distinctive style through the use of the sombre palette knife. His use of the sombre palette knife breaks the image into multiple planes, diffusing light over the face of the painting, creating a sculpted, three-dimensional effect, enhancing the painting's realism. Chan has been the focus of many one man shows in Nassau, Washington D.C., Toronto and Ottawa, Canada. His work has been collected nationally and internationally, with a painting in the White House, Washington D.C