An attraction to the arts has always been a constant in my life that and my love to travel which I believe I inherited from my Mother. The pursuit of reuniting these two worlds is why I created THE CARIBBEAN REFINERY.
Welcome! My name is Jordana Ozier Lafontaine and I would like to tell you who I am and why I chose to found THE CARIBBEAN REFINERY.
I had the privilege of growing up on an internationally charged tiny mountain top in the South of India. There I was molded into what we can describe as a citizen of the world as I feel that I have embodied numerous cultures during these formative years as I was lucky enough to be able to attend this prestigious boarding school where children from around the world came to receive an education before heading to university in the United States.
Equipped with a Political Science degree and a Master in Business, I reside in a little piece of paradise called Martinique, located in the Caribbean. A French island surrounded by English, Dutch and Spanish islands, I strive to further develop the regional cooperation internationally far beyond the Caribbean Sea to promote the artists of the region.
From the canvas to wood workshops; from the fields to dining tables; from music studios to the streets at carnival, travelers and a vast majority of the local population are missing out on what the Caribbean genuinely has to offer; its' talented population.
Through tourism and other channels, I wish to establish THE CARIBBEAN REFINERY as being a propeller for local artists to gain international notoriety while they focus on their art.
The Caribbean Refinery promotes and incites worldwide citizens to discover and meet Caribbean talents through their art and other creative expression channels. This digital platform also serves to reconnect locals with talents from their region. Our guests will be able to learn about our artists and purchase their creations.
The Caribbean Refinery digital platform :
1. Represents Caribbean artists & sells their artwork;
2.Organizes and exhibits Caribbean artwork within the region and internationally;
3. Sources international artists to collaborate on Caribbean art projects.