Eloy at home with his painting
It was none of these for our guests, Eloy, Sjoukje and their two children who visited in 2013. Eloy had spent his formative years in Jamaica when his dad, consulting for a local entity, brought his young family here for several years.
Four decades later, Eloy was moved to bring his own young family to Jamaica and introduce them to a part of his life that could hardly be explained from their home in the Netherlands. It had to be experienced right here where it all happened. Eloy's childhood memories of his life in Jamaica must have been good ones!
Etched for some forty years in Eloy's mind was the view from his bedroom window in Stony Hill.
One of the highlights of this visit, the one that connects Eloy with Jamaican artist, Ewan McAnuff, has already been told in a previous blog on March 1, 2015 on this site. The truth is, they never met in person. But, that enchanting view, the one that connects them, the view that mesmerized a child's eye years before, and an artist's eye today, the view from Neita's Nest, is forever detailed on canvas for Eloy and his family to enjoy, forever.
In Eloy's own words, "Since I had this view from my bedroom in Jamaica, it is only fitting that the painting is now above the bed."