Bemis School of Art

Fiona Godfrey

Visiting Artist

Originally from Ireland, Fiona came to Jamaica in 1989 to teach art and literacy, intending to stay for one year. She never left, and has taught art ever since.

A trained artist, she has explored many mediums and approaches over the years, from illustration to mosaic to large-scale commissions. Her 80’ mural in the Donald Sangster airport in Montego Bay greets tens of thousands of visitors every year with scenes and cameos of Jamaican life, and her oil paintings are in many private collections around the island. She has been teaching art to both children and adults for three decades, and has staged many successful exhibitions of their work.

Her current personal artwork is in watercolor and oil, which allows for an aesthetic exploration of color and brushstroke, using still life or landscapes as the subject matter, and developing the work in a way that allows for exploration and playfulness. Fiona now lives in Kingston, Jamaica.

Fine Arts Center Members get discounts on classes! Membership info