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Social | Ambassador Jose Tomas Ares shows his Artistic Side

Published:Sunday | March 12, 2017 | 3:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence
Ambassador Ares demonstrates his eye for detail with this painting called 'Virgen de Schoenstaff'.
This piece is entitled San Judas Tadeo.
Maria Hudson(left) and Ysis Valdez took the Sunday evening to enjoy some fine works of art.
Honorary Consul of Latvia Robert Scott and the German Embassy's Nertila Dumke poses with Ambassador Ares' "Papa Juan Pablo11 (Pope John Paul 11).
Film maker Bruce Hart (centre) is sandwiched by The Art Centre Limited's Rosemary Thwaites (left) and Redbone's Enola Williams.
Lucy Chang seems completely in awe of this piece - 'Madre Teresa de Calcuta (Mother Teresa of Calcuta).
Dominican Republic Ambassador to Jamaica Dr Jose Tomas Ares, accompanied by his lovely wife Sheila at his first art exhibition.
Dominican Republic Ambassador Jose Tomas Ares looks on while Roman Catholic Archbishop of Kingston Kenneth Richards, reads the description of the painting the Ambassador gifted to the Catholic church.
Ambassador Ares (left) shares a laugh with Head of Delegation of the European Union Malgorzata Wasilewska (centre) and Cuban Ambassador Bernardo Guanche Hernandez.
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Dominican Republic Ambassador Jose Tomas Ares had guests in awe on Sunday, February 26, with his art exhibit at the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity.

The beauty of the cathedral was enough to captivate the eyes and hearts of first-time visitors, but it was truly complemented by the religious art painting by the Ambassador. Looking at the attention to details and the vivid images, it's hard to believe that it's just a hobby which the ambassador took up only a year ago.

The depictions of Mother Teresa of Calcutta and Pope John Paul 11 were very realistic, and the attention to details make it easy to believe that in another life this career diplomat was a professional artist, because of his undoubted talent.

Being Catholic, the ambassador felt compelled to do religious art, and donated his first painting 'Virgen Nuestra Senora de la Alta Garcia', the guardian of the people of the Dominican Republic, to the Reverend Kenneth Richards and the Holy Trinity Cathedral.

The formalities were brief, to allow guests the afternoon to enjoy the pieces.