Photo by Dan O’Connor
I believe doing what you love
can change life in ways unimagined.
I've been following the equator these last 25 or so years, admittedly with a bit of a wobble; finding my imagination strongest when I’m surrounded by wildlife, between the 18 degrees north and the 18 degrees south mark.
It might be the equatorial pull, a tropical twist that draws the glass thread of creativity from my soul. Or the magic spells the wildlife of the rainforest and turquoise sea casts upon me. Or just maybe, the gods of the ancient cultures whisper in my ear, "Paint this. See this. Dream this."
2014 American Art Awards
RELIGIOUS OR SPIRITUAL
“Guardian Of Resting Souls” 4x5' Oil on canvas.
“Caribbean Morning” 22x30" Watercolor.
"Congratulations! Savanna, you have won / placed in the categories of the 2014 American Art Awards listed above! 25 galleries voted! Artists in 51 countries competed!"
(Love receiving those E-mails)
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. ...
March 5th, 2013 in Lifestyle
Story and photos by Dan O’Connor
A Journey Through Art
Art & Soul
Interview by Rum Therapy
February 13, 2013
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. Our friend Susan at The Limin’ House on Tortola emailed us recently to tell us about an amazing artist on Tortola in the British Virgin Islands that certainly fit the MO for making her tropical obsession her profession, so we contacted this artist to ask about her story. 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, 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.
All of these experiences filter through my dreams and bloom, in some creative way. On rainy days, there’s always a good book or the sketchpad and the hammock waiting ...
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.