Strachan, Charlthorn

At an early age Charlthorn Strachan (born 1991, Nassau, Bahamas) discovered a profound interest in art.  He excelled in the subject throughout his primary school years, spending his spare time drawing and painting.  While attending Doris Johnson High School, Strachan embraced his potential when he was introduced to acrylic painting under the tutelage of Neil Cleare and Lenrixe Ross.  Understanding Strachan's potential, Cleare directed him to the National Arts & Crafts After School Enrichment Program, where he was taught by renowned Bahamian artist Maxwell Taylor.  With his mentors’ help, he graduated from Doris Johnson with a BGCSE Art Distinction.

Strachan graduated from The College of The Bahamas with a Bachelors of Art Degree in Art Education.  He presently enjoys working in acrylics and often introduces other media into his compositions.  Strachan draws inspiration from music and poetry, but above all, Strachan work is influenced by the Bahamian cultural landscape and he often symbolizes it in his works.  

Strachan has participated in numerous art exhibitions in Nassau, including Junkanoo Art held at Anthaya's Art Gallery in 2008, the Ministry of Education's National Arts Enrichment Program Exhibition in 2011, and Birth Mark at the Ladder Gallery in 2011.  In 2012, he was an active participant in COB's protest exhibition, A World Without Art.  In 2013, he was selected to create a poster for the Shakespeare in Paradise theatre program, and later that year, took part in the Matters of the Heart exhibition with the Salus Project.