Susan Mains Caribbean Dancing Girls

 This is really a study for a larger series of dancing paintings.  24″ x 30″ in acrylic. Went to the Grenada National Museum on a Friday night and saw these girls dancing, and drummers with some traditional African rhythms.  So the first girl to the left says, “I’m so cute”, and the next one replies,…

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…

The River at Marquis on a Friday Afternoon

After Hurricane Ivan many of the favourite hiking paths were blocked, then overgrown with vines, then life takes over, and ten years had gone by.  SMH.  So a recent Friday afternoon found me sitting on a rock, listening to frogs, watching fish in the river, and being greeted by a very curious mongoose. Life on…

Country Morning Acrylic 16" x 20"

Susan Mains Country Morning

Susan Mains Acrylic 16″ x 20″ Imagine waking up to this idylic Caribbean View.  But we know its not idylic–it is Caribbean Agricultural land, so there is always work to be done.  Cocoa or nutmeg to pick, forking, weeding, harvesting–hard work for sure–but to breathe in this pure air with just a hint of green,…

Bio: Susan Mains

In a word, Susan Mains paints with passion. The resonance of vibrant colour, the broad, gestural stokes of the brush or knife, and the mystery of the tale she spins in each painting convincingly portrays her passionate love for the Caribbean. Born of American parents, Susan came to the Caribbean in 1970 while yet a…