Artful gems glow in Montego Bay

September 4th, 2009 by Anthea | Print Artful gems glow in Montego Bay

AHHHH! is what you’re sure to say, after winding your way uphill to the gallery bearing that name. It’s a trove of glowing artful treasure on the hilly border of Kempshot and Gutters, St James.

The Aaah! gallery is owned by two art extraordinaires artist Ian

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  1. Adrian Hall

    As a personal friend of Ian’s and Tamika’s, I wish to thank you and bless you for shedding more light upon these two magnificent human beings. An excellent article. From your fingers, to God’s ears, my dear, and to the eyes of many readers.




  3. Janelle

    Congratulations to all 3 of u on ur gallery. I am so happy for u all & wish u every sucess. I know u’ll continue to do well.

  4. Michelle Bailey-Cleary

    What an interesting and lovely read. It is amazing how many little treasures are hidden away in Jamaica. I hope to be able to visit this charming little place with my two year old daughter on my return visit. Jamaica is such a rich and beautiful country and it is wonderful when we can live there and show and share the beauty with its people and to people around the world. I look forward to seeing those children’s books oh shelves soon. Thank-you.

  5. Anthea,
    I don’t know how to say thanks for the articles you did! You have painted such a beautiful picture, I find myself asking myself if this is indeed us you are speaking about. Ian and I appreciate how you came here and captured the magic and essence of our little paradise. I am at a loss for words which is not a normal situation for me. Thanks for using your talent of writing and helping to spread the word about our home, gallery and garden. My family Thanks you! My phone keeps ringing with family and friends saying how proud they are, They need to write their responses here so you can read how proud you have made them of us. Ian Thanks you , Ayale thanks you, my community thanks you and of course I thank you .I am pleased to say the least. Here’s to the future!
    Sincerely ,

  6. Shahila

    Some treasures are meant to be discovered–and this is one of them. A beautiful article that mirrors the serene, paradisical and unique ambience of what the Williams have to offer. Thumbs up to you Tamika, Ian and Ayale. Hardwork has been your companion over the years, now you have gained many others embedded in the words “yes we can”, and you did. Keep “being”.

  7. Thank you all for sharing. I am humbled and challenged all at once by your intense appreciation for my writing, and the subjects featured. I hope you continue to be a part by keeping connected and where your intuition prods… partner with us as artists to assist in honing the skills of Jamaica’s younger generation, and, promoting the country’s artists and culture. OAaSIS Foundation is one such opportunity. You can also make purchases of art products through this site, Aaaah Gallery or so many other places –JUST ASK!!
    Thank You again. Please stay connected, and do continue sharing.

  8. Noel Howe

    I had the very good fortune of visiting Ian’s and Tamika’s “hilltop gallery” back in 2004 (I think). I was immediately impressed not only with the brilliant vistas and beautiful works of art but also with the grace and charm of the hosts. The wonderful Ras Natango oil painting I bought at that time still proudly greets everyone entering my home. This is a truly talented and cordial family and I wish them continued success and prosperity. Maximum Respect!!

  9. Andrea Pommells

    Family – You all have traveled far to reach such a well deserved accomplishment. Keep on holding on and tight! Unity and perseverance is the greatest strength. On my next visit, I have to make it my best endeavor to see such greatness.

    Congratulations to you all.

  10. Anthea,
    I am looking forward to the new doors opening! I have the “froggy book” and will be putting it on the computer tomorrow. You will absolutely love it. Again my family thanks you for the articles you wrote and we are looking forward to our continued growth. To all my family and friends who took time to comment please forward the site to as many persons as possible because this is a perfect advertising tool. We guarantee you an experience at the Ahhh… Ras Natango Gallery you will treasure. Let us all continue to put the pieces together and support each other. The Indians do it, the chinese do it, we can do it too, Together we CAN!
    Sincerely Tamika( AHHH… Its cool here in the mountains tonight).

  11. Big Sister Joyce

    Ian, Tamika, Ayale, just saying that I’am proud of you all..does not even begin to cover my feelings in seeing/reading of your accomplishments. As your big sister/aunt…I always knew, you had great talents, each unique as indivudals and yet complimented each other’s art. Jim and I can’t wait to visit and enjoy this wonderful ‘home gallery. We wish you all great success for the future. Thanks to the outstanding reporting, which has allowed the reader a peek of what they will discover on their visit. Luv u all.
    Big Sis Joyce

  12. Alecia Lawrencee

    I love it all! Keep up the good works. I think I am going to need one of those lovely painting for my new dwelling.


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