As the days in Bristol turn greyer, my thoughts turn to the turquoise skys of the Caribbean where my parents are have flown to escape the British winter. For the last few years they have returned in January to the beautiful Anse Chastenet resort on St Lucia, and who can blame them?
Viewed from the window of my computer screen, it looks wonderful – perched on the side of a lush green mountainside, with an idyllic beach below and the famous view of the Pitons in the back-ground.
The resort uses local artists to decorate its rooms and a postcard my parents bought back one year, of local boys on a beach gazing out to sea, caught my eye. It reminded me of my ten year old son messing about with his friends.
I looked up the artist, Jonathan Gladding and liked his work so much that I ordered the print and designed my downstairs loo around it. I hoped that it’s turquoise walls would remind me of being on holiday in hotter places.
So far my little room of contemplation is the closest I’ve managed to get to St Lucia but I feel a visit can’t be too far in the future.
The Anse Chastenet resort has its own art gallery and here’s a taste of some of the artists you can see in the hotel and gallery;
Stefan Szczesny is a German artist now based in Saint Tropez and his murals are on display in the hotel – check out his website here.
Jonathan Gladding is an American who originally came to St Lucia as a Peace Corps volunteer and has now settled on the island – check out his website here. I especially love the classic views of the pittons and the children having fun on the beach.
Elvira Bach – check out her website here.
Mary Weber is an American who lives in St Lucia and is exhibited by many of the art galleries there – check out her website here.
Ron Savory is a Guyanese painter, living and working in St. Lucia – check out his website here.
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Claude Sandoz – check out his work on the Anse Chastenet art gallery.
Matthew Paul – check out his work on the Anse Chastenet art gallery.
More art to enjoy on St Lucia
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