Art & Soul – Savanna Redman, artist
February 13, 2013 by Rum Therapy
"We’ve learned so much and had such fun writing articles for our series “Making Your Tropical Obsession Your Profession” due in a big part to the interesting folks that we’ve been privileged to meet and write about. What we learned is that she is a total free spirit, follows her heart, is extremely talented and gets to live and work on beautiful Tortola!
1. Please tell us a little about yourself.
I’d been visiting the BVI on and off for 20 years or so while living in Honduras, Belize and most recently Thailand. I moved to Tortola in 2005.
I love the Caribbean Sea, its colors, motions and moods, when I’m away from shore, feeling the sea under me: my bones melt. Snorkeling, diving, boating (in anything from a kayak to a ship), seeing reef fish, dolphins, turtles, shorebirds… It’s my heaven. When I’m not focusing on the pretty blue, I enjoy hiking in rainforest areas and experiencing the wildlife there... "
New Hand Sculpted & Lost-Wax-Cast Jewelry
Unique and tropically inspired creations in sterling silver.
Each piece is made and finished by hand. Jewelry by Savanna Redman
Press A Journey Through Art
Story and photos by Dan O’Connor
Artist Savanna Redman would describe her wanderlust life and accompanying body of work as “ever-evolving.” The seasoned traveler has used worldly backdrops from almost every continent—and the alluring experiences therein—to navigate and influence her life to this point. Today, Savanna can be found on Tortola, where she uses the various inspiring environs to influence her canvases, and the soft sandy beaches as her makeshift studios. But tomorrow, it may be back to the rainforests of Belize, rice fields of Southeast Asia, or pyramids of Egypt. For this BVI artist, there is no boundary to inhibit her work.
I met with the Tortola resident at Nanny Cay Beach on a particularly pleasant Thursday in February. We sat under the shelter of Peg Legs’ outdoor beach bar and admired the lapping waves and sophisticated seascape that decorates Sir Francis Drake Channel. It’s peaceful moments like this that drive Savanna to create—be it an oil painting on a 4-by-6-foot canvas or a sterling pendant for a close friend. Her artistic mediums shift according to moods and influences. Asked how she’d describe her work, Savanna said, “Eclectic. I’m all over the place. My style is definite, according to the medium.”
My mark. My Logo. A hieroglyph, I created as a note-to-self in my journals, is now on the back of the jewelry pieces as my designer logo. It is about personal growth and the spiritual evolution of the journey. More about it here.
News; Savanna Redman has been selected by curator Despina Tunberg to participate in the International Contemporary Masters VI, and the exhibit at the Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Arts in Las Vegas in September 2013. She will also be included in the Dictionary of Artists "which represents the greatest volume of talent ever organized in a convenient directory."
The books have been presented at the Red Dot Miami during the Art Basel, and are available at Barns & Noble and through Amazon.
Beautiful view today in the BVI
Green-throated Carib Hummingbirds
Drinking sugar-water in Tortola, BVI.
The hummingbird poses beautifully near the end of this clip.
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