About The Artist & Locations

About The Artist

Barbara Finsness arrived in Bermuda in 1981, having studied Fine Art at Moore College of Art in Philadelphia. She subsequently earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Drexel University.

The Island Shop, a gift store located in the heart of Hamilton, Bermuda, features her signature collection of giftware. In her work, Barbara likes to focus on beauty and color and finds Bermuda endlessly inspiring in both categories. Her embroidered pillows, handtowels, tableware, ceramics - all feature the unique floral, architectural and nautical elements of the Island.

In addition, Barbara has designed exclusive pieces for the Bermuda Society of Arts, the National Gallery, the Bermuda Botanical Society, the Eliza Dolittle Society and for private individuals. She is married with four children, who all have inherited Barbara's artistic gifts.

Please stop by The Island Shop for a visit... or visit our shop right here online. We promise you won't be disappointed.


Winner of the 2015 Best of Bermuda Award for "Great Gifts" and "Best Ties"





#3 Queen Street, Hamilton

Tel.: 441-292-5292

Hours: Monday - Saturday, 9 - 5. Open Wedneday evenings until 9pm during Harbour Nights.



Somers Wharf, St, George's

Tel.: 441-297-1514

Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 10 - 4. Saturday, 10 - 5. Closed Mondays.



Fairmont Southampton Resort, Southampton

Tel.: 441-238-5999

Hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 9 - 5. Closed Mondays.