Thanks for stopping by www.savannahgallery.com for a visit. The Gallery has enjoyed a web presence for over a decade now, and although often overlooked through the years, we promise to keep our new site fresh and interesting, with new works uploaded at the same time they are hung on the Gallery’s walls.
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I was delighted to meet with Francis Eck today and catch up on the news of the summer (and practise my French). Also delighted that he brought two absolute new gems into the gallery – “Prickly Pear” and “Baie Orientale”. Eck paints with pure pigments, and applies the paint with a palette knife, creating rich and lustrous surfaces. The two paintings really are exquisite…..
Jo-Anne Mason, the multi-talented artist of the gallery, has been spending a great deal of time in St. Kitts and Nevis lately, and while missing her painting studio here on Anguilla, has created some astounding work in thread, which she calls her tapestries. Remarkable in every way, this landscape, “Fade to Black” just came into the gallery yesterday. Jo-Anne says the following of the work: “Different times and circumstances lead to new ideas. Other artists also inspire. I saw a cloth artist and that was the start. Next…a way to create in less than perfect conditions. I always say necessity is a mother. A bit of thread and an idea lead to new ways to look at life”
I received both those Pierre-Louis Riche still life stretched and ready to hang today, and had a nice afternoon moving things around in the gallery. Hung them both together, and this Yves Telemaque flag provides the perfect contrast for the work.
Delighted to see Jacala’s open, after a well-deserved rest. Alain, Jacques and their staff really do a fabulous job of running this restaurant. I opted for one of the specials today, a “Spanish Tortilla”, filled with potato and lobster. Really one of the loveliest dishes I’ve enjoyed in a while. A little overcast today, but nice breezes helped us all feel the optimism of the coming season…… The breadbasket in the background helped me make short work of that gorgeous sauce!
The upcoming exhibition over the holidays of Pierre-Louis Riche will feature both still life paintings (see blog post of October 21), and these charming satirical paintings known as Les Grosses Patates, or The Fat Potatoes. I adore these paintings for both their techinical skill and their humour.
Pierre Louis Riche (Haiti, b.1954) is a superb contemporary Haitian painter, known mostly for his satirical portraits of the bourgeosie classes of Haiti. These two still lifes, dating from the late l980′s are quite rare, large at 36 x 48″, and quite wonderful – part of an upcoming Riche exhibition. For info on these, click on “Artists” at the top of the page, then click on “Haitian Paintings”