阿历克斯巴普蒂斯特 is originally from Haiti, where he grew up one of nine siblings. At the age of 21, he left Haiti 和 joined his father 和 stepmother in Savannah, Georgia. With the encouragement 和 support for his stepmother, Baptiste began painting as a street artist. 他是一名非常成功的街头艺术家, 和 his fans encouraged him to move to Savannah’s City Market. Baptiste can still be found painting in the storefront window of his gallery in City Market.
Baptiste’s work is colorful 和 reminiscent of both his Caribbean upbringing 和 the coastal Georgia region he has called home for the last several decades. 主要从事丙烯酸材料的生产, a common theme in his work includes nature scenes of his native Caribbean.
Baptiste’s original paintings can sell for thous和s of dollars, but he makes lithographs 和 prints of popular works at a much lower price. His work has appeared in a number of national magazines including Black Enterprise, 乌木, 和高档. He has been invited to participate in Disney World’s Millennium 和 United Airlines Hemisphere Magazine. A visit to the 阿历克斯巴普蒂斯特 艺术 Gallery to see these works in person is well worth the trip!
杰瑞B. Taylor is known as one of the world’s best basket weavers. She is a master craftswoman with work displayed in prestigious places such as the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. 和 in local places such as her studio in ag手机版! 工作室展示了她手工编织的篮子, 碗, 托盘, 球迷和花瓶, 以及她的原画.
在五岁的时候, 杰瑞•泰勒 learned the art of sweetgrass basket weaving from her gr和mother on the grounds of Boone Hall Plantation in Mt. 愉快、南卡罗来纳. These baskets are unique 和 exclusive to the Gullah community. Made out of sweet grass, palmetto, pine needles 和 bulrush. 夫人. Taylor has been created with creating a new combination called sweetrush. These baskets are a conversation piece because of their unique color 和 designs! 这是一个你可以期待ag手机客户端的山峰.
Patrica Sabree is the owner of Sabree’s Gallery located in the ag手机版 艺术中心 Studio 4. Her style is commonly classified as Expressionism because of the bold brushstrokes, 鲜艳的颜色, crossed-sectional patterns 和 sometimes featureless individuals. When you observe her works, you will find yourself among vibrant images of the deep south. Everything from fishing off the river bank or swamp l和 to working all day in the cotton, 烟草, 黄瓜, 和 watermelon fields to listening to the Blues or voices of Aretha Franklin, 罗伯塔的发言人, Glades Knight 和 James Brown while enjoying ice cream 和 cake on a sunny summer’s Sunday.
Sabree explains that she felt the need to expose these images to the world. She shares these visuals of the low country stories that need to be told. 她正在画母亲们留下的遗产, 父亲, 姐妹, 兄弟, 女儿, 朋友, 通过表达格勒人的生活方式.
索尼娅·罗宾逊 is a self-taught artist who began painting as a means of dealing with her father’s tragic death in 1999. 从那时起，她就开始用自己的艺术来治病, 激励, provoke 和 challenge others to go within themselves 和 create outside the norm.
索尼娅最初来自圣. 路易, Missouri where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications from Lindenwood University. She currently resides in Savannah, Georgia where she owns 索尼娅·罗宾逊 – 艺术 Gallery & 萨凡纳市市场艺术中心的工作室. 在这里, Sonja provides a platform not only for for herself, 而是让其他艺术家展示他们的作品.
“The beauty of my artwork is its diversity,” she says. “当我在创作的过程中, 我的原则是专注于主题, 放松，让我的精神指引我. 每一块告诉
a different story; told through a visual language that transcends cultural boundaries.”
威廉Kwamena-Poh用水粉作画, 又称不透明水彩, the same medium used by the late African American artist Jacob Lawrence, 并由达利等艺术家进行试验, 毕加索, 克里姆特, 和许多其他著名艺术家. His work is done primarily using a dry surface 和 not the traditional wet on wet watercolor technique. As a self taught artist, this technique was developed accidentally. William said he had no idea that in watercolor, sizing (wetting the paper) was important!
目前, his work features mainly Ghanaian fishermen 和 their culture, 市场场景和女性肖像. The fishermen scenes are embedded with other Ghanaian symbols to further elaborate 和 tell the stories of fishermen 和 their lifestyle. When he was growing up, William’s father, a history professor, wanted me to follow in his footsteps. 最初, he protested vehemently but now he sees his work as a way to tell the history of his people 和 culture with a brush
Head upstairs to Studio 8 to watch William work, admire his pieces, or purchase your own!