Bio: Marie Messenger

Marie Messenger breaths life into lumps of clay. Her delicately modeled figures seem to be mid-sentence, pausing pensively before going on. Messenger uses a Raku method for firing her ceramic figures. Mostly self taught, Messenger moved from the UK to continue her art work in Grenada in 2002. Since then she has been an active…

Bio: Rene Froehlich

René Froehlich started to paint when he was 14 years old and studied Art and Sculpture in Germany. “Here in The Caribbean, I have come to realize how intense human beings and their social problems fuse with nature. Here, the powerful energy of the people and nature have stimulated my thoughts and spirit. It has…

Bio: Oliver Benoit

Oliver Benoit is a Grenadian artist who has been painting for over 35 years. Oliver began as a landscape and still life painter before devoting his time to the abstract genre. His paintings are in oil, acrylic, and encaustic. His multilayered and thus multidimensional work seeks to provoke the viewer, imploring them to question their…

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…

Bio: Stephen Mains

Oldest son of Susan Mains, Stephen’s work represents a lifetime of experience in the Caribbean and the subsequent conceptual process of environmental extraction. His minimalist approach to the canvas creates a meditative locus similar to a Rothko painting. His ‘Newman-sharp’ horizon lines bisect his two palettes of color, each simultaneously placid yet quietly tumultuous. Stephen’s…

Bio: Asher Mains

With his recent appearance with Grenada’s first Official National Pavilion at the 2015 Venice Biennale, Asher Mains is an emerging voice in the Southern Caribbean that is worth noting. Having shown work in his home country of Grenada over the past 20 years, Mains has also shown in New York, Berlin, Barbados, Shanghai, and Rio…

Is Art Expensive?

IS ART EXPENSIVE?                 While setting up the new Art and Soul Gallery at Spiceland Mall, someone asked me while looking at the paintings, “Is art expensive?” I am an artist myself but I have also strolled through business school and had a brief encounter with a degree in international political economy. Economics is a…

Press Release: Opening

Press Release: Opening NEW ART GALLERY SET TO EDUCATE, ENRICH, AND INSPIRE Spiceland Mall, Grand Anse, Grenada, June 16, 2012 On Tuesday, June 12th, visitors to Spiceland Mall witnessed the removal of barrier paper from a previously vacant storefront preceded by Bain’s Sports World. The revealing of the new Art and Soul Gallery was attended…