Jean-Pierre Straub

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It’s always a pleasure when my friend Jean-Pierre Straub, the marquetry master, comes across to Anguilla. These gems are created using inlaid wood veneers.

A big swim

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In the blink of an eye, the aforementioned turtle swam all the way to Maryland, where he decided to look awesome perched above a set of double doors…

Third of the series

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“Old Rose” by Michele Lavalette.

I was re-hanging the front room of the gallery today, and decided that these two watercolours looked quite perfect across from my desk. They’re by the extremely talented Michele Lavalette, and are done in sepia watercolour. One tube of paint, and the light and darks are created using more and less water mixture. Both “Rose Simple” and “Dahlia” are exquisite.

Kim Workman @ Straw Hat

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These four exquisite paintings by Kim Workman will be back at the always fabulous Straw Hat restaurant in the fall, but I couldn’t help to admire them again today as I picked them up to store through storm season.

Fussy clients

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No matter what they saw, they just could not make up their minds. I think they were looking for something for over the sof-baaaaaaaaa.

Great together!

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So pleased when I received this pic this morning. The Bresil painting and Mikerson sculpture from the gallery look like they were made for each other. Private collection, St. Maarten.

Jean Mikerson “Turtle”

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I adore this metal and marble and spoon (!!!) sculpture by Haitian artist Jean Mikerson. It’s a beautiful piece, and the bends of the spoons are brilliant – they absolutely convey the swimming motion of this sea creature.

Installation

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I like the way that works of art can “sing” to each other when hung together. Right now at the gallery, these two works by Haitian masters Prospere Pierre-Louis and Henri Robert Bresil do just that. Pierre-Louis (1947-1997) was a key member of the Saint Soleil painting movement. He is most known for his depiction of “loas”, or voodoo deities.
Bresil (1952-1999), was a great painter of the rich dense country scenes, some typically Haitian, some more fanciful.
Both wonderful paintings by these two.

Lula and me

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Yeah, Lula and me just hunkering down for a Dad’s Day hug.