This tour takes you around the island through St Martin's/St Maarten's most charming local districts to visit our island's own elite group of talented artists. Your tour will begin in picturesque, French Oyster Pond, at the home and studio of Marie Moine, who continues the French tradition of "big fire earthenware". Her "Creole paintings" are exclusive freehand creations, rich with many colors. Collectors highly regard Marie for her "fingertip passion". Your tour then heads to the gated community of Les Jardins d’ Orient Bay. You will then enter the home and studio of Francis Eck, where nature and particularly the sea are his inexhaustible source of inspiration. Francis is always searching for a way to reach the profound essence of this subject. His powerful colors and harmonious shapes shift the borders between the abstract and the figurative….. Your tour then heads to another gated community in French Cul-de-Sac where you will meet the painter Antoine Chapon in his picturesque home/gallery. Famous for the luminosity and transparency of his watercolors and oils, the painter welcomes you to his breezy veranda, with breathtaking views of the bay. In 2006, he received an award of excellence at the prestigious International Marine Art Exhibition at the Mystic Seaport Museum in Connecticut. The tour then heads to O'Reilly Hill overlooking Grand Case, where you will enter the home and studio of Minguet, whose lithographs, oils and watercolors burst forth in explosions of incredible colors. Your tour then proceeds to Concordia, a suburb of Marigot, where you enter Akinom’s Art Studio. The Creole house is nestled in a delightful tropical garden. In this charming place since 1992, Akinom invites you to a journey through time and space to discover the original and unique paintings. Jazz rhythms, vibrations, and colors are connected in abstract line and space, punctuated by pallet knife and brushes in oil paintings and mixed media. Forever, painting and music are to, Akinom, the universal language of man to spiritual rise. The latest addition to the tour is Maximilian's Art in the Garden Gallery, located in Midtown Philipsburg. This gallery in a garden setting is a unique feature on the island whereby original paintings (and prints) by artist, Maximilian, are being displayed amongst plants and flowers. From realism to abstract, you will find original works in oil, pastel and/or acrylic. Considered one of the most successful artists on Dutch St Maarten, with numerous exhibitions locally as well as in Washington DC, New York, and Cuba, Maximilian creates work that has been the target of international collectors as well as local patrons.
Tour operator reserves the right to visit alternative artists/galleries in the event an individual is not available.