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.

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

Dinner @ Malliouhana

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I really should spring for a thesaurus.  Dinners like the one we all enjoyed last night at Malliouhana merit a few adjectives which are beyond my basic vocabulary…..  I started with the curried goat sausage with whipped banana and sweet potato, kale, basmati rice and peas with ginger.  Sooooooooo good.  Followed up with Anguillian snapper, grain salad, jerk spiced spinach with  tropical fruit, lemongrass, and a banana-cashew crumble.   I think these pics say it all.  Kudos to the kitchen!  malli1malli2

Two more great lignum vitae h abstract bowlh mask bowlsculptures by Victor, all from that tree felled by Hurricane Irene in 2011 in Rum Cay, Bahamas.  The “Abstract Bowl” has some of the most beautiful grains in a wood I’ve ever seen, and his carving works with that grain.  The “Mask Bowl” is simply wild and wonderful……….

Happy ending to a stressful situation!  In November, 2013, Michele Lavalette sent via courier a carton containing eleven quite wonderful boat paintings for her exhibition at Savannah Gallery in January 2014.  Yikes!  It never showed up in Anguilla.  Michele traced it, had the courier trace it, and basically stressed for a year.  The courier claimed it was in Anguilla, but there wasn’t a hintinstllation 1instllation 2instllation 3instllation 4 of it at the Post Office.  Recently, I was in the Customs warehouse at the airport, and a very kind customs agent (THANK YOU!!) pointed it out to me.  Under the auspices of WAY better late than never, I installed the second part of the Lavalette boat painting exhibition this week.  “Memoires de Bateaux” (Memories of Boats) is a superb exhibition, and has the gallery absolutely glowing.  Thanks Michele!