Art is everywhere

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Driving around the Island today, and came across this quite wonderful mural painted on the side of a barbershop in South Hill.  The artist is Moreno Francesca, a gentleman on Anguilla from the Dominican Republic, whose works I’ve known for many years.  ┬íMe gusta!  Oh, I’m posting blog pics from my phone till my electricity’s back, so to see the entire mural, just tap in the detail above.

Hurricane Irma’s aftermath

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I guess everyone on Island will have their own stories of the passing of Hurricane Irma.  I hunkered down in my house, listening to the roar, with new sweet puppy Liam basically on my head.  That next day, I hitched into town, as my exit road was blocked.  Just about fell to my knees in prayers of thanks when I saw the gallery intact and unscathed.  Shocked to see beautiful old Rose Cottage next door demolished by the winds!   The clean up and rebuilding are well under way, and I notice great strides forward daily.

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.