Savannah Gallery

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Thanks for stopping by 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.

Please don’t hesitate to email or call (264) 497-2263 to request additional photos of specific artists’ works, detail photos of works on the site, or information relating to these artists.  Drop a note to say hello – it’s always my pleasure to touch base.

Happy Labo(u)r Day!

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A rather perfect diversion today – a great lunch at Smokey’s!   The Island is pretty much shut up tight for the month of September, but Smokey’s (bless them) is remaining open throughout.  Great company, great rum punch and superb ribs…………….smokeys1smokeys2

Summer Colours

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It’s been a spectacular summer on Anguilla this year.  Gorgeous trade winds blowing, keep us mostly cool, especially at night.  I was delighted by two very colourful sights this week.  Thanks extendeddragon fruitgecko to Jo-Anne Mason, who brought me in  a Dragon Fruit, grown locally.  Beautiful bright pink innards, and delicious with blueberries!  The other rather lurid colour I saw this week was on my potted “firecracker” heading down the steps of my house.  This very sweet little gecko was minding his own business, and quite graciously allowed me to photograph him.  Just saw him again now – I hope he’s a permanent fixture…..

Shout out to Emily Crowe!

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It was a pleasure to welcome Emily Crowe and her DH (dear husband, in urban slang!!) to the gallery last month.  I’ve been reading and enjoying her blog,  for a while now, and she shares my enthusiasm for great art and great books, and of course, this great Island of Anguilla.  The blog posting about her gallery visit was published today, ejc  and I’m SO pleased she enjoy her visit to Savannah Gallery!!  See you next time Emily…..

Brushed by Bertha

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Tropical Storm Bertha crossed south of us overnight, and is heading northwest.  I didn ‘t think we’d get any weather out of her, and I was wrong.  MUCH needed rain is now drenching the Island, and gusty winds have been blowing all night and this morning.  We all managed to stay dry on our walk this morning to the very rough sea in the east.  The girls were unfazed by it, and Luther had to remind me that he’s on the Full American Plan, and expected breakfast sooner, rather than later……b1b2b3b4

Remy Jean Eugene

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I’ll often post one or two of an artists’ new work when it comes into the gallery, but I absolutely HAVE TO post all 6 of these amazing new Haitian metal sculptures by a young master (IMHO) Remy Jean Eugene.  I was blown away when one of his works came into the gallery a couple of years ago, and am staggered by the quality of this body of work.  I’ll yak no more, and let the pics do the talking………..remy birdremy fishremy goatremy lambremy snailremy turtle

Rum Baba @ Jacala

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I really enjoyed lunch today at Jacala, as always.  Chilled rose, a rum punch to start, and that fabulous lobster club sandwich that Alain makes SO well.  We all finished lunch off with this little masterpiece, a banana sorbet-filled Rum Baba, now on the dessert babamenu. It’s just so freaking good!  If last’s week’s posting got Ellen’s comment of “Ewww”, I bet this week gets an “Oooooooooooo”………….

Go for the Roast Beef special.  Stay for the wildlife…………..iggy2iggy1

These vodou flags are new into the gallery, and I think they’re superb.  I’ve exhibited the bead and sequin works by Joseph Sylva and Yves Telemak through the years, and am now very honoured to be exhibiting these flags by Port-au-Prince based Mireille Delice.  These three all represent “La Sirene” in Haitian mythology – wife to Agwe, and Queen of the Ocean and Patroness of Music.  The labour in them is astounding – they seem to shine in the gallery……sirene1sirene2sirene3

Haitian Paintings

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I found these two quite lovely Haitian paintings at auction recently.  Although the gallery exhibits primarily well-known painters from that genre, I was  delighted to bid on and win these two works by relatively unknown artists.  The Moise painting is a classic Haitian village scene – remarkably, I can virtually feel the heat from those piles of coals.  The Etienne, “River and Hills” has a unique charm, and reminds me of mid-twentieth century American landscape painting.moiseetienne

Can world peace be far behind?

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Augie and O’Malley are SO conciliatory these days……….peace