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.

As promised, an astounding group of recent sculptures.  This artists’ imagination blows my mind.

Fantastic new metal sculptures from Haiti arrived in the gallery today, including an array of new work by the ever-talented Eugene Jacques.  I’ll have a slide show up within a day or two, but thought I’d whet your appetite with these three…..  First time ever I’ve received free-standing works from this artist!the band

Victor was kind enough to send another box of goodies this week from Grenada to Anguilla.  Two new Nature Boards, including the rather amazing “Octopus”, along with four new “Red Fish”.  The faces on these guys are wonderful and amazing.  Loving the surfaces of them too.

Victor Hempel – new work

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DELIGHTED to receive a box of gems from the gallery’s wandering savant, Victor Hempel.  These works are split into two groups, the “Nature Boards”, where Victor uses a dremel rotary tool to carve out his image.  The raw material are pieces of found wood, worn by the sea and cast to the shore.  This artist finds the inherent beauty of the wood by grinding down.  The second group are rather wild and wonderful, his “Fiber Fish”.  The textured surface of these pieces is chopped rope, found on the shore.  I particularly like the collage of copper wire in them…..

A client was in the gallery yesterday, asking about Jo-Anne Mason landscapes.  Alas, I had just sold that wonderful Rose Hill landscape, and nothing more to show.  Contacted Jo-Anne, and she had nothing either.  Today, I was delighted to see Jo-Anne and Chris in the gallery, toting along 2 lovely vintage canvasses of hers dating from 2001.  A couple of gems, IMHO, featuring landscapes of Island Harbour and Sandy Hill.island harboursandy hill

Kim Workman – Gyotaku

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Way back in April, I was flicking around on TV, and stopped and gawked at a segment on an artists work on PBS’s “Artloft”.  Googled the artists name, Kim Workman, her studio, Kimian, and started corresponding with her.  Today,  the first four works arrived, and I’m still gawking in wonder at them, this time on my gallery walls.  The process is “Gyotaku” (ghee-o-tah-ku), and is Japanese for “fish rubbing”.  An actual fish is inked, then removed to obtain an exact image, then made into a wondrous artwork by Ms Workman.  The artist lives in Cudjoe Key, is self-taught, and draws from her childhood experiences as a daughter of a marine biologist, exploring the barrier islands on the Gulf of Mexico, then later, the coast of South America.  I adore everything about them…..w3w4

Jasmin Joseph (1924-2005), was a truly great Haitian master.  Widely collected during his lifetime, his work is now treasured by collectors worldwide.  This is a wonderful 1989 painting on wood highlighting his classic sense of anthropomorphism, the attributing of human forms or behaviour to an animal.  I wonder what that bear’s got in that satchel…..bear

New dog in the ‘hood

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My lovely neighbours across the road from me have gotten a very very sweet puppy – a girl named Brownie.  I guess she was very timid for the first few weeks she was here, but is now full of proverbial beans.  Lucy and Luther have fun with her, epecially Lucy.  Luther’s a little shaky on his pins these days, and is sweet to Brownie, but doesn’t carry on as Lucy does.  Alas, my beloved Lola passed at the end of March at the ripe age of 15b3b5b2, and it’s nice to see my two play and carouse with a new reprobate.

Happy Anguilla Day!

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I was so happy to see the throngs of people following our magnificent Anguillian racing boats, as they sailed their traditional “round the Island” route.  I toddled down to the end of my road, and managed to get this one great shot taken of the boats in the lead, as they headed west towards Seafeathers Bay.  It’s Anguilla Day today – the 49th anniversary of Anguilla declaring its independence from St. Kitts and Nevis.Anguilla Day

Weekend Traffic

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Augie and O’Malley were totally chillaxing out back of the gallery this morning.  Traffic heading out for the weekend started to get heavy, but herbivores generally don’t faze them…..traffic