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Thursday, April 8, 2010

A Wonderful Day in Marigot, St. Martin

One of the things that I enjoy doing is talking to other artists.  Hearing how they think. Learning about their process. Seeing how they work. Recently I had the great pleasure of being in Marigot, the capital of French Saint Martin.

Saint Martin is the smallest island in the world ever to have been partitioned between two different nations, St. Martin/St. Maarten has been shared by the French and the Dutch in a spirit of neighborly cooperation and mutual friendship for almost 350 years.

My wife and I had the pleasure of visiting the gallery of Sir Roland Richardson, The father of Caribbean impressionism, He took time to show us around, asked us to visit his garden, take photos and enjoy the brief time that we had with him. He talked at length about his process. How he paints everything “Plein aire”. If you are ever in Marigot, stop in. I’m sure that you will enjoy it as much as we did. When you get down sure to have breakfast at the Patisserie near the Post Office. Wonderful French pasteries!!! Later in the day, enjoy lunch at La Vie en Rose. As they say, “when in France....

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