On The Wall Art Gallery Provides A Visual Feast
Last night – way too late last night – the love of my life and our son and I sat for almost an hour and visited the On The Wall Art Gallery website (link here). I had intended to just stop in for a moment or two after gallery owner Vanita Comissiong left a comment at the Barbados Free Press.
Ten minutes later, my woman and I were making so much noise about the paintings shown online that the young lad woke up and wandered in – so we all sat there for the next 40 minutes or so and took in the visual treat.
“I want that one!”, “Oh…. look at this”, “Beautiful…”
… and on and on until it was way past everyone’s bedtime. The website displays hundreds of original paintings by Bajan and other Caribbean artists and there is certainly enough talent and varied styles and subjects offered to ensure that everyone will be able to find paintings they like and some they love. A few times, my woman looked at a particular painting and said, “God gave this person something very special.” I agree.
Food Critics Should Stick To Food – And Maybe Not Even That
My visit to the On The Wall Gallery website was prompted by a largely negative Barbados restaurant review by “Lydia Gordon” that appeared in the New York Post (BFP story link here). A stuck-up Ms. Gordon had found fault with not only the food at Champers, but also with the paintings on display.
Art is a matter of personal taste, but after visiting the On The Wall Gallery website one thing is very obvious..
If the drunken, nose-in-the-air “restaurant critic” for the New York Post couldn’t see any Barbados art she liked at all, she had an agenda to write a negative piece for her paper and she did it.
God has given Vanita Comissiong and her friends something special, and any fool can see that just by visiting the On The Wall Gallery website. A Google search reveals that Comissiong’s paintings are for sale in galleries around the world – even as far away as Japan – and the same is true for many of the other featured artists.
Have a look at the On The Wall Gallery’s paintings, and you will know that The New York Post article is just so much agenda-driven trash. (On The Wall Gallery website here)