Artists of St Lucia

January 15, 2008 by  

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?

Anse Chastenet

Anse Chastenet

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.

A room in Anse Chastenet

A room in Anse Chastenet

A postcard of local boys in St Lucia gazing out to see

A postcard of local boys in St Lucia gazing out to see

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.

My bathroom decorated with the print from St Lucia

My bathroom decorated with the print from St Lucia

Mural painting of German artist Stefan Szczesny

Mural painting of German artist Stefan Szczesny

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.

Pittons in St. Lucia by an American artist Jonathan Gladding

Pittons in St. Lucia by an American artist Jonathan Gladding

A pretty woman painting by artist Elvira Bach

A pretty woman painting by artist Elvira Bach

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.

Fishes in the ocean by American mural artist Mary Weber

Fishes in the ocean by American mural artist Mary Weber

A painting by Guyanese painter Ron Savory

A painting by Guyanese painter Ron Savory

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 piece on the Anse Chastenet art gallery.

Claude Sandoz piece on the Anse Chastenet art gallery.

Claude Sandoz – check out his work on the Anse Chastenet art gallery.

Matthew Paul – check out his work on the Anse Chastenet art gallery.

Thanks to davitydave on flickr.com for the use of his photo. Other images taken from the Anse Chastenet website.

Matthew Paul's piece on the Anse Chastenet art gallery

Matthew Paul's piece on the Anse Chastenet art gallery

More art to enjoy on St Lucia

Wood-carvings at Anse Chastenet in St Lucia

More wood carvings at Anse Chastenet in St Lucia

 

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5 Comments on "Artists of St Lucia"

  1. More wood carvings at Anse Chastenet in St Lucia : Heather on her travels on Sun, 1st Mar 2009 5:49 pm 

    [...] parents visited Anse Chastenet last year, I wrote about the artists of St Lucia, many of whom have work displayed around the hotel as well as the wood carvings at Anse [...]

  2. Rayong Beach on Fri, 20th Mar 2009 5:02 am 

    I like kids seeing to sea with their dream. That was a nice moment.

  3. Derek Noll on Mon, 26th Apr 2010 11:51 pm 

    Wow! those paintings are amazing. I think they’re sooo detailed!

  4. Wood-carvings at Anse Chastenet in St Lucia | Heather on her travels on Mon, 10th Oct 2011 10:25 am 

    [...] More wood carvings at Anse Chastenet in St Lucia Artists of St Lucia [...]

  5. Sheila N. Moses on Sun, 19th Feb 2012 9:27 pm 

    Please contact me. Working on a future project in st.lucia would like you to contact me. Love your art work. Let’s work something out. Make contact.

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