Basil was born and educated in Jamaica. He is a graduate of the Edna Manley College of the Visual & Performing Arts located in Kingston, Jamaica and has established himself as the country’s preeminent sculptor creating numerous public sculptures which are erected in various locations across the island.
In 2002 he immigrated to the USA and established his studio in Atlanta,GA from which he has gone on to create public works for international locations including China, Guatemala and the USA.
Most recently Basil created monumental works for his island home honoring accomplished Jamaican athletes, like Olympic champions Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, and cultural icons like The Hon. Louise Bennett and the National Heroes.
In 2016 he was honored by Jamaica being awarded the Order of Distinction for his contribution to the arts.
Basil is currently working on a 12ft sculpture of Dr. Martín Luther King Jr. for the city of Atlanta.