Can you believe it? Christmas is around the corner and soon 2016 will be a memory. It feels like January was just three months ago (of course it wasn’t), but now, we are almost through the 11th month. Where did the time go?
In the spirit of Christmas (giving, cheerfulness, and the need to stick to budgets 🙂 ), I will be sharing a series of items – made by locals – which you can use to gift friends and family, starting with art.
Like me, I know many locals are interested in purchasing art, but are most times turned off because of price. Not that what you’ve seen is not worth the price, but sometimes art can be way above our budget. I have taken some time to look around and found some pieces you can purchase without breaking your bank.
From the northern part of the island, Doliver is known to create some very interesting and thought-provoking pieces. His work can be found in his museum in Levera or you can find a few pieces at House of Chocolate Grenada Museum, Young Street, St. George’s.
Susan Mains is no strange name when it comes to art in Grenada. This artist is known for her vibrant, captivating paintings of the Carenage (at almost any size) and for these 6 x 6″ and 5 x 7″ ‘mini’ paintings which are definitely perfect sizes for travel and for gifting. You can visit her website SusanMains.com or visit her gallery at Spiceland Mall, Grand Anse to view more of her work.
Jesma is a young lady with an eye for detail and certainly is not afraid of colour. Her work is rich and reflects much of Grenada. It can be found at Too Kachi Boutique in Grand Anse Shopping Center & House Chocolate Grenada Museum. Arrangements can be made for private viewing by contacting email@example.com or call 420-4891.
I’ve been looking at Nashon’s work for a few months and I must say, he has been doing some really impressive pieces. He is also not shy with colours. All his work is available in prints which is a good thing if you’re trying to stick to your budget and minimize cost. You can contact him and VIEW MORE OF HIS WORK on his Facebook page.
Solanche incorporates lots of colour and a Caribbean flare to her pieces. You can find a few of her pieces at the Arts and Crafts Cooperative located at Belmonte Estate or you can VIEW MORE OF HER WORK on her Facebook page.
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