vibrancy and diversity of art in the
Caribbean is astounding and St.Martin
is an island with a deep heritage
of fascinating and diverse cultures.
It is home to a veritable colony of
artists of different backgrounds and
from many parts of the world. They
came to St.Martin to pursue their
creative muse; you find here diverse
art forms including pottery, sculpture,
handcrafts, and painting. Each artist
is unique, and their work provides
an intimate glimpse into life in the
The annual Art Lovers Weekend shows
the brush strokes and intricate works
of some forty artists who call the
island home and are inspired by its
unequalled beauty. Their works adorning
the walls of 25 galleries and studios
island wide where you can see the
work of a diverse cross-section of
talented local and international artists.
Not far from the Bryhiel
Art Gallery where the painter
herself sells her modern figurative
paintings, one finds the Ceramic
Art Studio, a one-of-a-kind atelier
where self-taught artisan, Marie Moine
a native of Provence, fashions intricate,
unique designs featuring local plants
and fruits, wonderful Creole cabin
and gingerbread, a typical element
of Caribbean architecture.
If you are interested in exploring
the island's past, then a visit to
Maarten Museum in Philipsburg
is a great place to start your journey.
As Sint Maartens's first privately
owned museum, it houses a permanent
historical collection of Caribbean
folklore and historical artifacts,
including Arawak pottery, plantation-era
artifacts and photographs tracing
the island's history from the golden
age of the Arawaks to the present
time. The Sint
Maarten National Heritage Foundation
is the owner of the museum. Their
main goal is the promotion of the
history of this unique island, education
and protection of the natural beauty
of the island as well as organization
of museum exhibitions.
Resort & Spa Art Gallery at Cupecoy
Beach displays a beautiful selection
of original art from world-renowned
Eck, while the Roland
Richardson Gallery in Marigot
hosts a collection of his precious
works of art including oil, watercolor,
pastel, charcoal and etching.
Yugoslavian artist, Zdenka Kiric and
her working studio, The
Art Box in Philipsburg, produce
finely hand crafted functional art,
featuring tableware, glassware, jewelry,
accessories, and decorative objects.
In Terres Basse, Noco
Art Studio-Gallery is home to
a variety of artwork from two German
born Sisters, Nora and Corinna Trimborn.
Oils watercolors, inks, prints and
crafts are available.