Iris Lewis, one of the gallery’s pre-eminent artists, has lived on Anguilla for decades, and has a wonderful eye for all things visual on this island. When the St. John-based artist Janet Cook-Rutnik was in the gallery last week, she was struck by the painting “House near Crocus Bay” by Iris. She commented how the artist perceived that the landscape was, in essence, trying to take back this house into itself. She’s right….
I walked up the street from the gallery today, and took a couple of pics of this once-lovely and loved house. Maybe someday, she’ll be restored. I can only hope.