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.

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!

Amazing.  Gorgeous. Organic.  The adjectives just seem to pour forth.  Alas, once again, I’ll hush, and let these  new sculptures by Victor Hempel do the (dazzling) talking….  As always, go to his section on the artists page to see dimentions and prices.hempel installation

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!

Great lunch at Cuisinart

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I’ve always enjoyed lunch at Cafe Meditteraneo at Cuisinart Golf Resort and Spa on Rendezvous Bay.  Their legendary hydroponic farm on site provides the hotel with fabulous fresh produce, and a lunch out today was proof of that.  Out with old friends visiting the Island from Toronto, and the salads were wonderful.  I enjoyed the chopped salad, with creamy chevre cheese and currants.  Deb had the lobster salad, which might be my pick next time…..s1s2

Beverage Art

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The supreme irony of this blog post is that I’m currently ENJOYING a cocktail whilst writing about fabulous paintings OF cocktails.  Jo-Anne Mason is the ultimate Anguilla observer, and I love both these works – one of an absolutely delicious looking dirty martini, and the other of the bar at Roy’s down in Sandy Ground, purveyor of countless libations to hoards of the thirsty for decades.  Both quite wonderful paintings, btw….j martinij roys

Happy Thanksgiving!  I had the loveliest day today, meeting and chatting with both the staff and the guests at Viceroy Hotel, on gorgeous Meads Bay.  It was fun for me to bring both the superb metal masks of Eugene Jacques from Haiti, and the incredible lignum vitae bowls by Victor Hempel.  How could I resist the fabulous food at their Sunset Lounge?  That chicken teriyaki bowl was particularly tasty.  Great art and great food………v1v2

Elephant Mask!

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Just hung this rather fabulous Elephant Mask, from Mexico and made of wood.  This mask has an impressive history.  It traveled with the exhibition “Mexican Masks of the 20th Century: A Living Tradition”, which circulated out of the Danforth Museum in Framingham, Mass.  He’s rather wonderful – the mask is about 26″ high, and protrudes about 20″ off the wall.  I’d take him home, but I’d be tempted to wear it whilst walking the dogs, and the neighbours think I’m a tad odd, as it is……e1e2

Anguilla’s own Jo-Anne Mason is on a roll these days – she’s working hard in the studio, and bringing really wonderful paintings into the gallery.  This work, reminiscent of her “Edge of the Island” series is of a much beloved dining spot on the Island.  That wine looks so good and cold, and it will taste SO good whilst lounging on that beach.

masonOK now, the first reader who can identify the location will win an AARF cap, sent via air mail to your home.  Yes!  It’s true!  does fabulous work on Anguilla, so it will be a delight for me to stop by the shelter and buy it.  Just send your answer through the comments tab above.  Let’s see who wins!!!!!!!!

Two superb paintings arrived in the gallery last week by the late Haitian master, Fernand Pierre (1919-2002).  Pierre’s work is admired and collected world-wide.  He was one of the handful of artists commissioned to create works for the St. Trinite Cathedral in Port-au-Prince in 1951, then destroyed by the devastating earthquake of 2010.fp1pierre - gingerbread