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 savannah@anguillanet.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.

Two new Haitian sculptures

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I just installed two very fine vintage Haitian sculptures in the gallery today, both quite wonderful.  The firstricheriche1 is a mask, 13″ high, signed only “Riche”, but different than any other Haitian mask I’ve ever seen.  It combines wood, scrap metal, nails and rope, yet also has some very fine carving on the gentleman’s “hat”.  The second is more of a classic imagery, and this musician, 33″ high,  is signed Jacques Midi, who in fact, is quite a well known carver.  Both superb works, and they compliment the Haitian paintings I’ve hung around them.

Dr. O’Malley, out back of the gallery enjoys his days of leisure.  His mom Augie, is in charge of rodent murder (bravo, Augie btw), and O’Malley just goes with the flow.  I always save him my yogurt cup though, and licking it clean is one of the highlights of the afternoon.yum...

And I love THESE guys

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At the gallery this fine Good Friday morning to feed Augie and O’Malley, and came across this very sweet trio doing a little gardening out front.  I needed a lawn trim, actually……..gardeners

I LOVE these guys!

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Heading up my front steps this afternoon, and came across this sweetie.  Sorry to those who cringe, but new friendI love these critters, especially when they wind around my portal to welcome me home!

Back @ Pumphouse

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I just felt like getting out and aboutwingspoutines, so I landed up down in Sandy Ground last evening.  Stopped for a nice chat, as always, with my buddy Lynne Bernbaum.  Her gallery, across the street from Bijou always looks “sharp” – her new work is superb.  Later, drinks and snacks at Pumphouse.  Their menu has evolved, and I enjoyed my fare.  Had both the Buffalo Wings (amazing blue cheese dip) then onto their Jerk Chicken Poutines.  Lovely food and fun ambiance.

Stafford, I hope you’re reading this!  You’re 76, and painting some of the most vital paintings I’ve seen, in the 20-odd years I know you…………

These two paintings, “Fish Harvest” and “Sugar Cane Reapers” are new to the gallery, and are amazing.  This small “Sugar Cane” painting is one of a series of many that the artist has been working on for over a decade now.  It’s only 16 x 20″,  yet has the energy of an enormous masterwork.  “Fish Harvest” seems just the opposite – a poignant rendition of the lives of fisherfolk.sugarcane reapersfish harvest

Always intrigued by the passing landscape, both natural and man-made, Jo-Anne Mason, here on Anguilla, has created this quite wonderful new work, “Gone to St. Martin – Little White House in Welches, Anguilla”.  A good painting for quiet contemplation….  Why is this house shuttered?  Gone to St. Martin for the day, or…..?  Also a very beautiful work, capturing, as always, the Anguillian landscape in her signature Impressionist style.welchs

Jean-Pierre Straub

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Visitors to the gallery are all in agreement that the marquetry of Jean-Pierre Straub is superb.  I think I hear the phrase “I’ve never seen anything like it” very very frequently.  I’m always quick to respond “He’s the nicest guy too!”, which is true.  We enjoyed a great breakfast at Straw Hat yesterday (scallion potato pancakes with poached eggs perched atop, but I digress, as I frequently do…..), and to that end, the gallery has several new works of his, including this rather perfect new work, “Anse du Lagon” (Lagoon Cove).  .str

I just hung an exquisite new painting by Francis Eck at the gallery this morning.  These new paintings in black, white and grey blow my mind.  They’re so perfectly evocative of the land and seascape of the Caribbean, but the only colour comes from the central band, just whispering hints of colour and tone.  Superb.  This work, 13 x 22″,  is called “Reve de Mer”, or “Sea Dream”.eck

Dinner @ Jacala

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Perfection.  Each and every bite rather exquisite.  Ahhhhhh.  Jacala!

I started with a “Parmentier” of smoked haddock with leek and dill sauce.  The flavour and the texture were both luxurious and superb.  The haddock was subtle, and combining it with potato was outrageously good.  On then, to the breast of chicken, stuffed with lobster, shellfish sauce and carrot puree.  I can’t even begin to speak of how delicious this was.  All I know is that they could have used my plate again without washing it!  Bravo Alain!j1j2