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Gath Hewlett is the first of three children. He was born in Islington, London to West Indian parents, Edgar (now deceased) and Elmezine Hewlett, from Antigua and Jamaica, respectively.
Gath, a former resident of Tortola, British Virgin Islands (BVI) now living in Lipa, Batangas in the Philippines, has had a formal education in the sciences and accounting. He attended St. Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia and Pace University in New York, obtaining degrees in Biology (BSc.) and a masters, majoring in accounting, (MBA) respectively.
At Pace University, Gath first used his artistic skills publicly, as the art editor of the university Pace Press Newsletter. Since graduation, he has taught at the Elmore Stoutt High School in the B.V.I. and now enjoys life as a retiree. Lenroy Quashie a BVI local was also proud to have Gath produce the book cover for his poetry book, “The Uncertainty of Time”. Alberto Hewlett, my nephew and a veritable artist in his own right, was responsible for the colorized version of the artwork which appears on the book itself.
Gath exclusively uses pencil in all of his works. Though self taught, he has been influenced in the past by great artists such as M.C. Escher and Norman Rockwell and today is inspired by the works of Jeffrey Appiatu and Arinze Stanley.
In future, it is Gath’s intention to produce other works of art dealing with colour, reflection and refraction in glass and metallic objects, religious themes and portraits.
Gath is also a professional musician and martial artist and equally enjoys writing poetry. He plays and composes music on the guitar, while running his own martial arts school, called God’s Christian Gung Fu Academy, since he attributes the proficiency of his gifts and talents to the largesse of God Almighty.