A few images from the evening!
Neighboring Environmental Arts Flower Shop filled with goodies and heavenly scents for the holidays.
The gallery reception was even better attended than expected, there were moments when crossing the room simply wasn’t an option! So nice to have so many people come out in support of our local art community, the room was absolutely abuzz with conversation.
Many thanks to all my friends who came to show their support!
Congratulations to Joelle and Neil on their beautiful new space and wonderful location in the Regent Village and many thanks for hosting such a great evening at the gallery!
PKS: How did you first become introduced to the Turks and Caicos Islands?
JB: Summer of 1992, School for Field Studies, South Caicos
PKS: Wow! What was that experience like and what was the lasting impression?
JB: Spent the summer marine mapping for the fisheries department. Diving the pristine waters completely spoiled all future diving experiences, creating a yearning to return to such an amazingly beautiful paradise. I am super excited to start diving again, this time with my 15 year old daughter who will be certified next week.
PKS: What or who influenced your move to the TCI?
JB: I am an island girl at heart!
PKS: Has your career always included the arts?
JB: Always! I love making things beautiful whether it be a piece of paper, canvas, furniture, a room, or an entire home…
PKS: Who is your favorite artist or favorite artist of the moment?
JB: Stacie Steensland Gaudet of course, I am patiently waiting for her latest to enter the gallery.
PKS: Awesome answer but which artist would you dream about having a piece of work hanging in the gallery or in your home, in an ideal world?
JB: I would love to have “Almond Blossom” by Van Gogh, painted to welcome the birth of his nephew, hanging over a soaking tub in my master bath.
PKS: What is your favorite medium?
JB: Oils, I love texture
PKS: What do you like best about the Framing Grace business?
JB: I love to see the finished product, especially a piece of child’s art beautifully matted and framed into a piece that anyone, not just the parent, would adorn.
PKS: What aspect do you appreciate the most about living in the Turks and Caicos Islands?
JB: The ease of living allows for much more time to spend with my children.
I encourage everyone to visit the gallery and have their own chat with Joelle! Summer Hours Monday Friday 12-2pm or by appointment 649.333.1339