Savannah Gallery

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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.

Please don’t hesitate to email savannahgalleryanguilla@gmail.com 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.

What a treat to hang this quite lovely Bresil triptych.  Henri Robert Bresil (1952 – 1999) is a true Haitian master, whose landscapes are iconic in the history of Haitian Art.  This painting combines all his classic elements, and I love the way the landscape breaks and starts again with each panel.triptych

Delighted to see the St. Martin-based artist Francis Eck and his lovely wife Sylviane this week.  They’re avid golfers, and love the beautiful course at Cuisinart Golf Resort.  Delighted also that he brought the gallery some new works – a superb landscape named “Vierges Nature”, which I have to translate to “Virgin Nature”.  If anyone knows of a different translation, please let me know!  The other, keeps in his figurative theme, and depicts a striking piano player.  “Pianiste” is a gorgeous monochrome, like so many of his recent landscapes.eck - natureeck - pianist

Jacala – Better and Better

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Thanks to my pals Jack and Andrea, who took a gang of us out to Jacala for lunch today.. SO GOOD!  I started with the beet soup with crumbled feta, then along came the lobster provencal, served on a bed of rather perfect risotto.   Every bite was sublimej4j1j2.  I love this place – exquisite food, and elegant service.  Bravo to Jacques and Alain!

Honey Mule @ Zemi Beach

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Out and about with a pal last evening, and landed up at (gorgeous) Zemi Beach on Shoal Bay East.  One of the drinks there is this amazing cocktail, a “Honey Mule”.  Ketel One, honey, ginger beer, and I think one more ingredient.  I’ll have to go back for another….  I love this pic – if ONLY I knew an artist who painted beverages!!!lemon

Lunch at Mango’s

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I was delighted to receive a lunch invitation to join friends at Mango’s today.  Barnes Bay is SUCH a beautiful backdrop, and my lunch was fabulous.  Mahi Mahi sandwichm, spiced with their own “brazero” seasonings.  Perfect, as were the fries, slaw and wonderful company!

I believe I hear the words “I’ve never seen anything like this” almost weekly, as I tour visitors through the gallery, and they view and admire the marquetry creations of St. Martin based artist Jean-Pierre Straub.  JP visited on Sunday past, and left some magnificent works with the gallery – here are three.str1str2str3

ss1ss2Alas, I know.  I know.  I occasionally overuse the adjective “gems” to describe rather small and rather perfect paintings, but if these two new paintings by Jamaican master Stafford Schliefer aren’t then I don’t know what are!  Beautiful new paintings, just into the gallery – a continuation of his iconic “Canecutter” series, and a masterful action painting of “Wall Builders”.  Both 11 x 14″.

Thuleau paints Cuisinart

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cuisinartThuleau and I were driving around the Island in the fall, and I took him to see the installation of his giclee prints on canvas at Cuisinart Golf Resort and Spa.  The exhibition looks great, and on the way out, he told me to STOP the car, just outside the entrance.  Photos were duly taken (who am I to ask why?), and this week, this rather wonderful, beautiful and strong painting arrived at the gallery…..

I was really quite honoured this evening, as I was asked to join special friends for a chef’s tasting menu at Zemi Beach Resort, on gorgeous Shoal Bay East.  It’s scheduled to open at the end of January, and a few of us got to taste some of the delectable morsels the chef will be serving.  I started with a very good Grey Goose and tonic on the beach enjoying the sunsetz1z2zf, then moved into the dining area, where we ate under the stars and moon.  Started with a fabulous lobster gazpacho, made with tons of delicious cilantro & cucumber, served with a dollop of delicious seasoned chevre.  Just got better and better, with the local snapper in an amazingly delicious curry sauce, served with an array of very good veggies, including my favourite eggplant, all nestled on a bed of perfect basmati rice.  I wish this project all the best of fabulous luck.   What a wonderful addition to Anguilla!

Happy New Year!!!!!!

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Wishing all my blog readers a happy, healthy and prosperous 2016.  I have to thank Geraud, of Geraud’s Bakery in South Hill for catering dessert at a lovely NYEve dinner party.  This gorgeous cake was a ticarter!ramisu New Year’s cake.  Outrageously delicious, and little Carter was the first to assess the bounty!