Alwyn St Omer was born in Castries, St Lucia, in 1958. He is the fourth child of a family of nine, son of St Lucia’s most celebrated Artist and Roman Catholic Muralist, Hon, Sir Dunstan St Omer. As children St Omer and his siblings loved reading their father’s picture laden, African and European Art books, they also loved reading comic books, including the illustrated classics which introduced them very early to great literature and fairytales from Macbeth’ to ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. In addition St Omer was nurtured on the plays from St Lucia’s famed Arts Guild, most of which were steeped in local folklore. They grew up in an era
when the island was experiencing a renaissance of the Arts.