A really quite perfect day.  Boat racing on the horizon (part of Summer Festival), a group of great friends at the table, and these really quite remarkable lobster, shrimp and mahi tacos.  A ‘ti punch to start, some lovely rose wine with, and a swim after…..

The best waiting room

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I had to wait a minute or three for someone to arrive at their office this week, and was delighted to pass the time under this absolutely gorgeous mango tree.  I have been sworn to secrecy not to reveal its’ location!

Eugene Jacques – metal masks

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Francis Eck – new work

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Serge Jolimeau – new works

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Henri Robert Bresil

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I adore the work of the late great Haitian master Henri Robert Bresil.  His landscapes are distilled pure beauty, and lift the spirit.  I’ve just hung this one in the gallery – early 1990’s, 48 x 24″,  with impeccable provenance.  

A big thank you to the talented Kim Workman for sending the gallery these 5 particularly beautiful small paintings, based on gyotaku fish-rubbings.  I truly enjoy telling visitors to the gallery about her technique, but the superb quality of the work is what makes them shine.

Food Art

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As most of you know, two of my great passions are great food and great art.  Imagine my wonderment when the two are combined.  I was tickled by the watermelon sculpture at the buffet at Zemi Beach today.  DEEEE-lightful, as was the particularly delicious breakfast spread…

New and beautiful paintings are arriving these days from Anguilla-based artist Jo-Anne Mason.  She and her husband Chris are doing a lot of sailing around the region, and her take on various anchorages has been really quite lovely.  These two paintings, “Almost Dark” and “Returning at Sunset” illustrate my point.