Big Art Adventure!

The ultimate of art adventures, the Venice Biennale has for 155 years been the premier art exhibition in the world.  Grenada’s artists have not yet had the privilege of  representing their country in art at this prestigious event, nonetheless, a contingent of Grenada’s leading artists found their way to Italy to be inspired by the…

Asher Mains ” A Glut of Diamonds”

    Asher relayed the story of these paintings: “I had a friend who posted on facebook the story of how through a set of circumstances he traveled from one city to another, one job to another, until he finally ended up in California.  There he met the love of his life, who became his…

Asher Mains Market on Bag

Market on Bag 24″ x 36″  This  compelling work of art follows in a series that Asher began following an extended stay in Ghana, West Africa.  The Market place is much like a Caribbean  Market, including the people. He found many similarities  between West Africa and the Caribbean, and ever so often, these parallels creepinto…

Asher Mains “You Can Have My Kingdom of Dust”

60″ x 48″ Oil on Canvas Asher painted this work a couple years ago during the time of the earthquake in Haiti.  What struck him was how in a matter of minutes the work and building of centuries had been levelled–turned to dust.  This started his thought process on the theme of this painting.  He…

Asher Mains’ 10 Rules of Painting

I nearly put “rules” in quotations in the title because it comes across a little more hard and fast than I mean it to. There is something to the idea that given infinite options, creativity is limited. Give yourself constructive boundaries and flourish within your bounds. These “rules” are things that I’ve learned over the…

Stony Illusions

Asher visited the Vatican Museum in Rome recently.  This painting is several views of the same marble bust.  “All of history is men moving rocks around. To build, to exchange currency, to tear down…if you are important enough your likeness is turned into stone and kept for a future generation. to view. And someone might…

Bob Reclining

Asher has painted Bob Marley a few times–ok that is an understatement. Asher has painted Bob Marley a lot of times! This painting, however, takes on a new feeling. Besides the resting Bob, Asher has added an organic imagination to the painting. Maybe it was the influence of his recent trip to Barcelona, Spain.  I…

Grenada’s Mona Lisa

When people walk into Art and Soul Gallery the first painting that they walk directly to is “Istra with the Pearl Earring”  Asher Mains painted his friend Istra as a sample of his portrait painting service, which he is offering for a very reasonable price.  So, the painting that is causing so much stir is…

The Gift of Art

It’s that time of year when we think of gift giving to friends and loved ones. The hard economic times we are currently experiencing in Grenada may cause one to wonder if there is really enough to buy gifts for all those to whom you wish to give.  So when you make your choices, you will…

What’s Your Story?

Maybe you have had the experience of walking into a gallery, and feeling a little confused.  So much to see, so many paintings,  and some are quite confusing.  Maybe as you are doing this gallery walk you gaze at a painting, and you say to yourself “ I don’t see why this is on the…

September show for Art and Soul Gallery

We rehung the gallery today–have a look!  New work by Oliver Benoit, Maria McClafferty, Asher Mains, Susan Mains, Marie Messenger.   We think it looks really sleek and elegant–what do you think? Oliver BenoitSusan MainsThe archives The archivesMarie Messenger raku ceramicsits on a glass plain by Maria McClafferty Asher Mains with portrait, “Istra with the…