Kareso Studio Acclaimed Virgin Island’s artist Karen Samuel showcases her island-style folk art in a variety of mediums at her new gallery and gift shop Kareso Studio, located at Estate Eden, on the Coral Bay side of St.John. The studio is filled with the artist’s original prints, paintings, tapestries, quilts, crafts, homemade preserves, local drinks and one of a kind hand made fashion line. In her fine art, Samuel utilizes a variety of media, including oils, graphite, pastels, and watercolor, to render the landscape and culture of her native home. Her work is found in several local, regional, and international collections and available for purchase at Kareso Studio, Bajo el Sol Gallery in Mongoose Junction, and That’s the Spirit, at Tortola’s Pier Park. She is the recipient of the Governor’s Excellence in the Arts award; the territory’s highest award for artists. Get an insider view of Virgin Island’s artist Karen Samuel in this indepth article about how she incorporates the culture of her native home of St. John into everything she creates. “I feel responsible to represent and promote the culture and traditions of St. John from an insider’s perspective.” Karen Samuel Open Tuesday – Thursday 1:00-5:00pm and Friday and Sunday by appointment. Available for commissioned work. Meet Karen Samuel of Kareso Studio
Kimberly Boulon, a resident of St. John since 1980, is well known in the Virgin Islands for her visually beautiful sea and landscape, figure and still life paintings. The gallery is located on the second floor of the MarketPlace in Cruz Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. Open Tuesday and Thursday from 10AM to 5PM or call for an appointment. The Gallery showcases Kimberly’s fine art paintings as well as ceramics by Gail Van de Bogurt, Kaye Thomas, Casey Giakas, Catherine Perry and Helen Dunkerley. Several light features by George Hollander are also on display. The Gallery was voted on and won the Daily News 2013 Best New Business on St. John and the 2014 Best Fine Arts on St. John.
Phone: 340-776-6944Business Hours: Hours are Monday -Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm Closed on Sunday
Coconut Coast Studios On the beautiful island of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Elaine Estern is living the dream. Residing above her studio on Frank Bay, you can find her painting the scenic vistas from her front porch at Coconut Coast Studios. Her chocolate labs, Godiva and Truffles, are happy to greet you at the door. Inside you can find original watercolors, giclees, prints, framed tile murals, magnets, notecards, gifts, souvenirs and more. Please stop by the gallery and say Hello. Hours are Monday -Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm Closed on Sunday
K. Lyons Studio Tie-Dye Classes Discover your inner artist and design your own custom silk scarf using traditional Shibori and West African techniques. Check our events page for a schedule of Saturday classes, “Scarves and Sangria”. Starting at $70 per person Hand Beaded Jewelry Using semi precious stones and unique, quality beads from all around the world, we create customized, one of a kind handmade necklaces. Custom necklaces start at $60. K. Lyons Studio is dedicated to the development and promotion of fine handcrafts in the Virgin Islands, both traditional and modern.
Pickles in Paradise Pickles in a collection of local Coral Bay businesses that all offer something colorful – from art to food and definitely personality! Join us Wednesdays for Art In The Yard 11-5 followed by Open Mic with Michael Beason & friends, 4:30-6:30. Check out our fabulous menu. Be sure to visit Maho Bay Clayworks at Pickles, Mermaid Cove and Dancing Rooster while you’re at it!
Art Gallery Upstairs at Mongoose Junction Set within the sculptured stone walls of Mongoose Junction, this lovely three room gallery is just a short five minute walk from the Cruz Bay Ferry Dock. Bajo El Sol is recognized as one of the premiere art galleries on St. John, US Virgin Islands. The art gallery was established in 1993 by St. John artists who sought to share their vision of the Virgin Islands’ beauty through painting, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry and other artforms.