As a child growing up in Trinidad I heard stories from my mother about the mythological characters (that lived) in the forests and villages of the island. Often told in the dim glow of candle light, the memories of them remain strong and often my work will wander back to the images of the characters (such as Papa Bois) and what they represent. The stories, characters, and images make me think about what truth or lesson gave rise to them.
— Rosslyn Berot-Burns


Rosslyn Berot-Burns was born in Trinidad and currently lives and works in Toronto. She works mainly in oil paints but also paints in watercolour and acrylics. Rosslyn received her diploma from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 1991. In her fourth year she was awarded the W.O. Forsythe award for Drawing and Painting.

Since graduating she had participated in many solo and group exhibitions. Rosslyn continues to reflect her West Indian heritage in both theme and colour.