Artist Profile: Sayada Ramdial
JULY 11, 2023
Sayada Ramdial is a freelance illustrator from Trinidad & Tobago, now living in the Pacific Northwest. When she’s not working on children’s books or other illustrations, she enjoys cooking, baking, tending the garden, and hanging out with her cat, Cardamom.
Tough to choose, but toucans are adorable! I also love puffins, penguins, hummingbirds, every owl…
Each piece has its own message to communicate. On the whole, I hope people feel something when they see my art, a sense of connection or emotion.
How has nature been a source of inspiration for you?
It’s difficult to imagine NOT being inspired by nature. It’s the source, the alma mater of beauty (and life). I don’t think it’s possible to sever that connection.
Tell us about your most memorable bird experience.
Sitting on a boat in the Caroni Swamp in Trinidad. Watching flocks of scarlet ibises coming in to roost in the mangroves at sunset. Pretty magical.