Seychelles, a beautiful country off the eastern seaboard of Africa, does not just have a pretty beach. There is an art gallery that has long been a favorite of tourists.
Here’s the Michael Adams Art Gallery at Anse Aux Poules Bleues, Mahe Island, Seychelles. The distance is 23 km from the Capital of Victoria. The invitation of Consul General Syechelles Jakarta and Sychelles Tourism Board.
Michael and his wife Heather Adam welcomed me kindly. The house is simple, but it is a painting gallery. Lots, especially watercolors. The theme is about the nature of the Seychelles and several other countries.
“I started this gallery in 1972, when I just moved to Seychelles,” Michael said.
Michael who is an original British WN, left Uganda when the cruel dictator Idi Amin came to power. Seychelles safer and Michael can work. The object of his paintings of Seychelles and other lands visited by Michael who was born in Malaysia.
“This is a place for those who want to find paintings, silk painting, black and white or postcard painting,” said Michael.
Tourists began to arrive when the gallery entered the Seychelles tourist guide book. The tourists praised his work. Michael likes his work publicly acknowledged. Even until Queen Elizabeth II gave an award for Michael.
“She (Queen) gave me a Member of the British Empire medal for my service for art and community,” he said.
Not only Michael, his wife Heather and his two children are also good at painting and their work is on display. Price paintings can be millions of dollars, but worth hunted by tourists, from large paintings, to painting the size of postcards. If traveling to Seychelles do not forget to stop by Michael Adam Art Gallery