If you’re fond of tropical sights and scenic beaches then you should definitely consider taking a trip to the Turks and Caicos Islands. The main island, Providenciales, was voted the world’s best beach destination by users of TripAdvisor in 2011. The island nation is an off-shore territory belonging to the United Kingdom, and has recently become an incredibly popular centre for tourism featuring many a Caribbean luxury resort with examples like COMO Parrot Cay, Turks & Caicos.
Providenciales, or Provo as it’s commonly called, has a wide range of intriguing places to check out, but one of the most fascinating places, attracting many international customers regularly, is Anna’s Art Gallery.
Anna Bourne, who is the brainchild of the gallery, had an interesting epiphany when she was about twenty-five years old and an industrial psychologist. She came across a silk painting that fascinated her to the point where she sought out the artist, who demonstrated the process utilised to create the particular painting. When Anna tried it herself, she realised that she wanted to pursue art despite having no prior experience with it whatsoever
She eventually pursued it passionately as a hobby and many of her friends and acquaintances bought her work, which progressed into sketching, sewing, jewellery and even fabrics and eventually ended up transforming her home into an art-studio.
After a conversation with a friend who encouraged her to open a shop, Anna did so and the art gallery was born. In the present day, Anna’s Art Gallery features an assortment of artwork and handicrafts from a dedicated group of contributing artists.
Currently Anna is assisted by Dani Dorilus, a Turks and Caicos native who was encouraged to explore her own artistic talents by Anna. If you’re ever in the incredible island of Providenciales, then it’s almost essential you take a trip to Anna’s Art Gallery.
Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting. Google+