Nazim Baksh was born in Trinidad but moved to Tobago when he was six years old. He grew up in the Windward part of the island before moving closer to Scarborough, Tobago’s urban center where he attended Bishop’s High School. This continuous relocating afforded him the opportunity to observe the all-round culture of the island, aptly reflected in his paintings.
Largely self-taught and though skillful in a variety of mediums including Watercolours, Oils and Jewellery, he paints mainly in Acrylics.
His subjects range from Landscapes to Panmen and portraits, which are enlivened by a preferred choice of vibrant colours with a particular interest in showing light and dark interaction.
Mr. Baksh has completed courses in Visual Communications – Art and Design, Painting and Drawing etc. at The John Donalson Institute. A graduate of the London Metropolitan University, Nazim also holds a BSc. in Computing and Information Systems and a postgraduate degree in Arts and Cultural Management from the University of the West Indies.
After many years as an artist and having acquired a wealth of experience, both practical and theoretical, in the art industry Mr. Baksh has founded Tobago Art, a highly successful enterprise which has a mandate to develop, market and promote the islands’ artist and artistic products.
His paintings are on display in galleries both in Tobago and in Trinidad.