Swept Away, Negril.Jamaica. Mosaic fretwork mural In collaboration with lead artist Margaret Robson, and commissioned by Jane Issa who gave the following interview http://www.jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20071104/arts/arts1.html
Anthea McGibbon, Gleaner Writer
Within the past 20 years, visual expressions have become more increasingly popular than verbal and textual expressions in appreciating worldwide cultures. As Jamaicans become more sensitised to the definition of art, Couples Resorts ensures an indelible impression of Jamaica's art as visual culture.
Jane Issa, designer for Couples Resorts, creates a potpourri of artistic expressions at all four Couples resorts to enhance the Jamaican experience beyond sun, sea and sand, promising a Jamaican experience beyond sun, sea and sand. She believes in Jamaica and recommends that only Jamaican artists and artisans should be in the local hotels. Where other cultures are introduced, she believes it "should not be at the expense of opportunities to showcase Jamaican talent".
Leading by example, the art aficionado who acquired a fine arts degree in South Florida, ensures that every inch of each Couples hotel from Negril to Ocho Rios is covered with some form of high-quality Jamaican art.
Jane Issa follows no precedent set by other hotels when it comes to the utilisation of the talents of Jamaicans.
A focus on design, applicable to even waste bins and ashtrays, is prominent throughout to ensure an overall Caribbean ambience, indulging all your senses from you enter the lobby. Artists include Laura Facey, Alva Colley, Will and Margaret Robson and Judy Ann McMillan...........................