Alanis Forde is a conceptual Barbadian artist who specializes in expressionistic realism portraiture; working mainly with oil paint and collage. Alanis attained her Bachelor’s Degree in Studio art at Barbados community College. She’s been in a number of group exhibitions at Vermont Studio Center, The Barbados Museum & Historical Society, and other non-conventional spaces. Forde has just completed her second residency at Chautauqua Institution Visual Arts Program in New York and featured in publishing’s such as Sugarcane online Magazine. In the years she’s been creating, Alanis’ concepts are based primarily on black female identity in an idealized paradisiacal landscape.