Review of Asher Mains Society: Cocoa

By Deborah Root The three figures standing tall in Keepers of the Earth greet us as they invite us into their world. Substantial and strong, delighted with the produce they offer, they become iconic images of cocoa production in Grenada. The large size of the canvas (96” x 88”) ennobles these cocoa workers, transforming individuals…

Sea Lungs

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Context As someone who has grown up in the island environment, particularly Grenada, it is apparent how crucial our connection to the sea is. Whether the sea is feeding us or attracting visitors, we are in constant dialogue with and our health and well-being is in constant relation to the…

Creation and Alchemy, Maria McClafferty

Maria might just be a wizard.  The new works that she just brought in to the gallery have a subtle magic about them, and when you hear her talk about them, you are quite certain that there is some alchemy involved. She says, “I just wanted to combine some red with this gold, and when…

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…