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Galleries and Exhibitions => Galleries and Exhibitions => Topic started by: Val on May 03, 2014, 08:48:24 AM

Title: Art 'n Soul Gallery, Belize
Post by: Val on May 03, 2014, 08:48:24 AM
These photos were taken while we were up in Placencia, Belize the other month. A tiny gallery called Art 'n Soul, and a small 'On the Grass' display by the thoroughfare.

Most of the artists there paint with acrylics 98-99% ! Oils are just not available, but I did find one w/c artist who was too shy to let me photograph her or her works. She really was quite good. Ah well, that's how it goes.

Here's a smattering of some of the works I saw. Enjoy!  :clap:

                                                       

                                                       
Title: Re: Art 'n Soul Gallery, Belize
Post by: Happychappy on May 03, 2014, 09:22:06 AM
 :thankyou:  for posting Val.  It all looks so interesting and lovely to see other artists' works. I wonder why there doesn't seem to be many watercolourists?  It may be because people deem watercolour too difficult or not as vibrant as acrylics/oils for when I started out and was literally thrown into watercolour, I was kind of upset for I thought that watercolour was dull and wishy, washy and it is anything but that.  So there is that misconception out there about watercolour for sure.  Anyway, it was interesting viewing what others are doing.  Thanks again.


Patricia



 
Title: Re: Art 'n Soul Gallery, Belize
Post by: lynn p. on May 03, 2014, 09:51:55 AM
Val, these are all bright, colorful and large.  It is interesting that the art of a region always seems to reflect the feeling of the culture.  Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: Art 'n Soul Gallery, Belize
Post by: ncwren on May 03, 2014, 11:47:03 AM
Wow!  Looks like a lot of fun.  Were the crowds small?   :confused:
Title: Re: Art 'n Soul Gallery, Belize
Post by: Val on May 03, 2014, 02:10:19 PM
Natalie, it was cram packed! Space was tighter than an overstuffed taco!  :eek:

Patricia, even the resident artists have a difficult time accessing supplies. For whatever reason, acrylic is the easiest to come by in Belize.

Lynne, you are so right about the art reflecting the culture. The Belizian people are just pure delight. Especially if you get out into the small Mayan villages. They just love to share their history, art, and whatever else they have...which for most isn't much. Beautiful people.
Title: Re: Art 'n Soul Gallery, Belize
Post by: mea hamo pena on May 03, 2014, 08:42:23 PM
Wow, theses folks are serious about their art!!

Thanks for sharing Belize with us.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Art 'n Soul Gallery, Belize
Post by: ncwren on May 04, 2014, 02:35:59 PM
Space was tighter than an overstuffed taco!  :eek:



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Title: Re: Art 'n Soul Gallery, Belize
Post by: nolan on May 05, 2014, 12:54:14 PM
looked like fun :clap:

lack of paint supplies seems like a good business opportunity to me, and you do sail all over the show, you could become the crazy art supply lady ;D
Title: Re: Art 'n Soul Gallery, Belize
Post by: Val on May 05, 2014, 01:30:47 PM
Well Nolan, you might have a point..... after all, I am the crazy paintingbasket lady in Guatemala!!!   (https://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/125927/1512040.gif) (http://www.Quebles.com/Hotmail-Tools/Emoticons/)
Title: Re: Art 'n Soul Gallery, Belize
Post by: dirk123 on August 10, 2014, 12:43:46 AM
Great name for a gallery. :clap:
Title: Re: Art 'n Soul Gallery, Belize
Post by: Sherri on August 10, 2014, 02:45:33 AM
Thanks for sharing!!  Love the art!!  Sherri
Title: Re: Art 'n Soul Gallery, Belize
Post by: Val on August 10, 2014, 06:47:52 AM
I love the name too.  O0

You're welcome Sherri. I hadn't found the local artisans of Utila & Roatan before I had to leave, but I'll be looking for them when I go back...  :detective:   I just love discovering new artists and their works! It's such fun to share ideas and dreams......  :cloud9:
Title: Re: Art 'n Soul Gallery, Belize
Post by: Zilpa on August 11, 2014, 03:16:02 AM
That is a great display, thanks for sharing Val, and I agree with Nolan about the business slant of things you would make a fantastic crazy art supply lady.  :2funny:
Title: Re: Art 'n Soul Gallery, Belize
Post by: Val on August 11, 2014, 11:04:35 AM
 :eek: Crazy art supply lady?  >:( Well......actually that may be an apt description!  :2funny:     I think when we leave the Bay Islands of Honduras after hurricane season, we may head a bit further east and south to the San Blas Islands and down to Boca del Toro, Panama for the following hurricane season. I'm sure they're in need of a crazy 'paintingbasket art supply lady!   :2funny:
Title: Re: Art 'n Soul Gallery, Belize
Post by: nolan on August 11, 2014, 01:10:01 PM
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