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.

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

Prefete Duffaut

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The Island is waking up from it’s two month slumber, and it seems the gallery is too.  Wonderful things seems to arrive almost daily.  Prefete Duffaut (1923 – 2012) is a true Haitian master, and his imaginative fictional landscape are iconic images in Haitian Art History.pd

Thuleau at Cuisinart

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Many thanks once again to CuisinArt Golf Resort and Spa for their generosity.  Once again, the gallery is proud to hang works from the gallery in Le Bistro at Santorini Restaurant.  In previous years, I’ve hung metal works, paintings by Francis Eck, and this year, wonderful giclee prints on canvas by St. Martin-based artist Paul Elliott Thuleau.  These architectural portraits looks terrific on their walls!  Thuleau was on Anguilla this morning, and we both swung by to admire the installation.thuleau

I can’t think of anyone who captures the landscape of Anguilla with a finer eye than Jo-Anne Mason.  Glimpses out to sea, as well as inland, capture her imagination, and are put to canvas with a magnificent luminosity.  These two truly lovely paintings, “Shoal Bay East from the Hill,”, and “3 Roof House at Canafist Junction” both have an inner light which delights the eye.  Ms. Mason finds the beauty of Anguilla wherever she chooses to paint.m1m2

Stafford Schliefer

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Schliefer-featured in HHG 2015

There’s a really wonderful article in the Jamaican magazine “Health, Home and Garden” which was published this year on the very talented Stafford Schliefer.  Click on the link above to read and enjoy.  Stafford also sent along 3 superb new works into the gallery – he’s s - morning rosess- girl with pink ribbons - cane cuttersan astounding talent capturing Still Life, Portraiture and his own brand of Landscape, the iconic Canecutters.

The gallery exhibited small works, many years ago by this Haitian master, so I am especially proud to hang these two exquisite works from the 1980’s.  Dubic was born in Leogane, Haiti in 1948, and his dense village scenes are considered very fine examples of Haitian intuitive painting.  These two, each 36 x 12″ are classic.d1d2

Serge Jolimeau – on paper

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The gallery’s been exhibiting the superb metal sculpture by the Haitian master Serge Jolimeau for over a decade now, so I was very keen on acquiring this quite rare 1990 pen and ink drawing.  I love seeing a sculptor draw – the spark of the idea for sculpture on the two-dimensional surface.  This is a particular fine work, and I’ve twinned it with a sculpture hanging in the gallery to illustrate how an idea comes to fruition.jolimeau 4jolimeau 3