Watercolors and acrylics are available both framed and unframed - all standard frame sizes.

Watercolors and acrylics are available both framed and unframed – all standard frame sizes.

Art Gallery at Fitches Creek, Antigua

Art Gallery at Fitches Creek, Antigua

Antiguan artist Gilly Gobinet’s Art Gallery is located in her charming, secluded seafront property in Fitches Creek, Antigua. Signposts from Piggott’s Village make it easy to find – it is just north of the lovely old Protestant church of St. George. A map below also shows the way.

(Please note that the Coates Cottage Art Gallery in St John’s closed in November 1998).

Gilly Gobinet Art is now on Tripadvisor. Click on the grey owl icon at the top left had corner of this page to see what visitors to the Art Gallery think…

 

Gilly's mural depicting her daughter at the window of the Courtyard of the Art Gallery

Gilly’s mural depicting her daughter at the window in the Courtyard of the Art Gallery

Enhanced by her delightful courtyard murals, her paintings are beautifully hung in a relaxing surroundings, with views of the gardens leading down to the water’s edge.

View from the veranda

View from the veranda

Mural depicting Gilly's neighbour's veranda

Mural depicting Gilly’s neighbour’s veranda

 

The Art Gallery features various subjects - florals, birds, fruit, vegetables, dogs, nudes etc

The Art Gallery features various subjects – florals, birds, fruit, vegetables, dancers, dogs, nudes etc

Acrylic paintings on canvas can be removed from their stretchers, rolled and put into rigid tubes for easy transport.

Acrylic paintings on canvas can be removed from their stretchers, rolled and put into rigid tubes for easy transport.

 

 

 

Situated on the north-east coast of Antigua, near VC Bird International Airport, the Art Gallery carries the complete range of her art: original paintings in watercolour and acrylic, high-quality reproduction prints, fine art postcards and greetings cards.

Everything (well, nearly everything!) is suitcase-friendly but paintings can, of course, be shipped upon request by FedEx International, which has always proved both fast and reliable.

 

You can also see examples of Gilly’s specially commissioned portraits of cats and dogs. These she paints from high resolution photos emailed to her by her clients. They are then sent by FedEx once they have met with the pet owner’s approval.

Gilly has published four small books in the series Cool Caribbean Books (three of these – on Caribbean Cookery, Cocktails & the Top 20  Places in Antigua – are written, edited and illustrated by Gilly). These make both excellent gifts and souvenirs at $US 10 each. The Cookery book is VERY popular! Most of the ingredients are Caribbean but can easily be found elsewhere such as in Europe, the USA and the UK.

One of the rooms in the Art Gallery

One of the rooms in the Art Gallery

 

Two of Gilly's five dogs relax at the entrance to the Art Gallery

Two of Gilly’s five dogs relax at the entrance to the Art Gallery

This part of the Art Gallery looks out onto the Courtyard

This part of the Art Gallery looks out onto the Courtyard

 

 

 

 

 

Gilly's art is hung throughout her property: this is looking towards the kitchen area

Gill’s art is hung throughout her property: this is looking towards the kitchen area

The premises of the Art Gallery are wide open: birds fly back and forth!

The premises of the Art Gallery are wide open: birds fly back and forth!

Gilly’s Art Gallery is  open from Monday to Friday 9-1. However,  if you would prefer to visit during an afternoon or at the weekend, do make an appointment – either email her on [email protected] or call her on +1(268) 464 6084.

 

The Art Gallery is usually open from November through to June, which is the high season in Antigua. But visitors to the island in the low season months are always welcome to give Gilly a call or email her to see if she can accommodate them at a mutually arranged time.

How to get to the Art Gallery

How to get to the Art Gallery at Fitches Creek (near the Airport), Antigua

The Art Gallery extends onto her veranda, where you can relax with a cool drink

The Art Gallery extends onto her veranda where you can relax with a cool drink

Part of the Courtyard

Part of the Courtyard

Courtyard table

Courtyard table

 

 

 

Courtyard mural

Courtyard mural

You can also see Gilly at work on her latest piece in her studio or out in the Courtyard – or even in the entrance, where she rolls up the rug for the larger pieces, done on an easel (with a large  piece of old sail cloth to protect the floor as she is a very messy painter!). This allows her to step back and review her work as she goes along.

 

 

When she gets too hot, she goes for a dip in her small pool: worth seeing as Gilly has painted a complicated floral design right round it on the concrete surrounds, featuring the flowers and plants in her garden!

 

 

If you don’t see anything you like but would still like a piece of Gilly’s work, she is always delighted to accept commissions.

She accepts VISA and Mastercard.