Art Gallery Tour
In the comfort of your air-conditioned vehicle, you will visit the art galleries of Dona Bryhiel, Alexandra Minguet, Ruby Bute, and Roland Richardson.
You will enjoy the breathtaking views of Oysterpond, Orient bay, La Savana, Friars bay, Marigot, Simpson bay and Great bay.
One of several artists you will visit on the French side of the island is in Oyster Pond. Here you will enter into the quaint home and gallery to discover the Caribbean paintings of Dona Bryhiel. Having lived in the Caribbean for a large portion of her adult life, Dona has made the Caribbean culture her own. You will see it in the nature, the colors, the people, and favored themes of her paintings.
You will also visit the Alexandre Minguet Art Gallery, which is now managed by the daughter of the late artist. The gallery carries original watercolors, paintings, lithographs, reproductions, postcards and posters by the artist that depict colorful landscapes, marine scenes, local villages and tropical flowers.
You will also travel to the village of Friar's Bay where you will visit the home of Ruby Bute. To Ruby, painting has always been her life and joy. Through her watercolors, oils, acrylics and pastels, you can look deep into St. Martin's culture and the natural beauty of her island and its people.
Visit one of the region's most respected artists, Sir Roland Richardson, referred to as the “Father of Caribbean Impressionism. From a French Caribbean family that dates back to the 1700's, Mr. Richardson has recorded his culture for more than forty years with his paintbrush and palette. His contributions to the realm of contemporary Plein Air Impressionism are part of art curriculums around the world. His works in oil, watercolor, pastel, charcoal and extensive fine print-making in etching, engraving, aquatint, mezzotint, woodcut and dry point have been featured in more than 100 one-man and group shows in museums, and fine art galleries
On your ride back to the cruise terminal, you will have the option of ending your tour in down town Philipsburg shopping area or at the cruise terminal. Guests departing down town will arrange their own transportation back to the cruise terminal via taxi, water taxi at their own expense. Alternatively take a 15-20 min walk back to the terminal.
Price: $55 pp
1Includes cold beverage
2Tour Time: 0945