Author: Jeevan A. Robinson | Date: 27 September 2014
A West Indian artist of Antiguan and Montserratian parentage, who resides in Toronto, Canada, Mr Kwame Delfish, has achieved a great honour and recognition from the Royal Canadian Mint.
Kwame's design for a commemorative coin has been officially adapted by the The Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) and is presently featured on 8000 specially minted 1/2 oz. Fine Silver Gold-Plated Coins - Celebrating Canada.
This accomplishment is a huge boost and an honourable recognition for the Toronto based artist, who was approached independently to submit a design for the special commemorative coin.
Kwame is by no means a newbie to the art world, as drawing, designing and paintings has been his life's work once his talent was first recognised and fostered from a young age by his parents who are of Antiguan and Montserrat origin.
Commenting on his first major design for the RCM being adapted for the specially printed coins, he stated that he chose to look beyond the symbolic Canadian Maple Leaf as the sole representation of Canada. He delves into the conception of the idea for the design by highlighting that his use of symbols for each region serves to create a unique portrait of Canada, and offers an interpretation of what the maple leaf represents when used as a national icon.
Delfish explains further; “The inspiration for my art comes to me as I go through life viewing the world, looking beyond what's directly in front of me.”
You can get your very own coin featuring Kwame's design here.
MNI Alive Media sat down with Kwame recently to hear more about his historic achievement, and what is next for him going forward. Listen to our full chat by clicking play below:
Contact Kwame Delfish for art and design work or to purchase some of his designs at:
Tel: 1 416 836 8336