Post Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Maria

I am so thankful to tell you all that the gallery exists, and will return to her old glory. The gallery is getting cleaned up, little by little. There is so much to be done, on every front, but we are accomplishing much on some days, and a little on others. Baby steps to get to the goal of having the studio structure reinforced with cement, steel beams, and then repainted. Same colors, it will just be brighter…again, and clean. Replanting, after we emptied too many 5 gallon buckets to count of rocks, sand, coral, and debris (as in dead sea creatures) from inside the gallery, and the yards, front, side and back. The gallery was afloat for a coupe of months. and we had a moat. The water has receded now, and we have started the removal, and refurbishing. I had hoped to be open for Christmas, and have the first party Jan 3, but that is not a possibility now. Hopefully, in January. But, if you are on island, please do come by! We are here!

I just had the phone transferred over to my cell number, so for the first time in three months, you can call me at the number on the web site and calendars! It will be years until the phone company is operational in the Virgin Islands. I also just got power for Thanksgiving (how appropriate!) and internet the following week. We can take any order now, and it feels so good to be back in business!
Many litho reproductions were lost to the storms, but all of the originals were saved in my closet.

All new merchandise is on order, and once I finish with my new creative endeavor with the gallery, I hope to get back to painting. Have not painted since August, and am really missing it. We have just revamped the web site, to include what is available.

Please know that I so appreciate everyones support, well wishes, prayers, and purchases.

Have a very Happy Holiday Season,

ELAINE ESTERN