Alanis Forde is a contemporary Barbadian artist who specializes in expressionistic realism portraiture. She works mainly with oil paint and collage. Alanis attended the Barbados community College and attained her Bachelor’s Degree in Studio art. She’s been in a number of group exhibitions at both local, regional and international galleries/Museums. Forde has just completed residencies at Chautauqua and Mana Contemporary in New York and New Jersey. She’s been featured in publishing’s such as Sugarcane Magazine and local news sources. In the years she’s been creating, Alanis’ concepts are based primarily on the black female identity in an idealized, exotic, paradisiacal Caribbean space.