Never in one’s wildest dreams would you ever imagine the beautiful island nation of the Seychelles to be well known for its arts and crafts scene; a feature of its tropical culture and appeal as a mesmeric tourist getaway for honeymooners and thrill seekers. Moving beyond its crystal clear waters and rocky outcrops that lead you to thick vegetation is a collection of art galleries and studios put together by artists that showcase the very best of paintings and other collectable items that would serve well as souvenirs to take back home. First up is the work of watercolour artist, Andrew Gee that comprises stunning silk and watercolour paintings handmade cards and textiles that successfully bring to light the ever changing landscape of the Seychelles. Thereafter a visit to the Adelaide Studio is highly recommended for it is here where either print or original art can be purchased that represent the breathtaking coastline of the country and ocean. The brain behind these designs is none other than Donald Adelaide who is a professional artist and has been so for more than two decades.
Further one may want to take a tour of the capital of Victoria where greater treasures lie in store for followers of art. Drawing on the traditions and environment itself of the Seychelles and offering visitors a vivid display of art and craft is Carrefour des Arts. Here work of the locals can be examined while each and every detail of varying artistic styles can be learnt of before one settles down to enjoying an array of refreshments at its cafeteria. One could plan their travels in the island from many a resort in Seychelles, such as the AVANI Seychelles Barbarons Resort and Spa and quite a few others that are located conveniently. In contrast to the varieties of art as spoken of above, the Colbert Nourrice Gallery in Au Cap, Mahe gives the sphere of art a whole new outlook. For the paintings found here are amongst the rarest of its kind as motifs, symbols and signs are utilized to fashion out work that a striking resemblance to the Egyptian hieroglyphics.
Filled with wanderlust that seeks to explore distant shores and captivated by the colors and vibrancy of exotic cultures, Kanya Mae writes on the beautiful, exciting, and enchanting wonders of the world. She is a writer who not only has a passion for travel, but also has a background in fashion, art and media.