Born in Normandy, Eric Demarchelier is a French-American painter. He first discovered Saint-Barth in 1969 when he was still only a tourist guide for Club Med. For many months, he made tourists discover the island and at the same time fell in love with the rock.

He is also, like his brother Patrick, a talented photographer. That said, he was inspired by other activities and that is how he resumed his activities in the hotel business in Saint-Tropez before leaving for New York, the big apple. It was there that he opened a restaurant in 1978: Asking Restaurant.

Demarchelier Restaurant

One day, he visited an exhibition on Picasso. A flash of lightning crosses his mind: to exhibit his work as a painter in his restaurant in New York. He paints, he hangs, he paints, he hangs. And he too, sells and sells his creations, which are initially tributes to the style of Master Picasso. These customers love it and let him know.

Demarchelier Restaurant

His painting style is eclectic, he works mainly in the field of abstract expressionism and geometric abstractions. He is eclectic, he also does figurative portraits or landscapes. He was trained in St. Petersburg by the painter Leonid Gervis. Eric Demarchelier has been painting for more than 30 years. He exhibited at the Four Seasons Hotel in Miami to present his 2016 collection, then at the Palmeiras Beach Club in Grove Isle.

Today, Eric Demarchelier is permanently exhibited in Saint-Barth through the association: Artists of Saint Barth. In 2018, several of his works were acquired to decorate the now famous NEO villa in Saint-Jean. Indeed, this villa is a real place dedicated to art and mainly to the artists of Saint-Barth.







Villa NEO

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Monique Turbé grew up in a family of five children. Before becoming a respected hotelier, her father, Guy Turbé, was one of the first contractors on the Island. At the age of 18, Monique Turbé started her first construction, like her father, the “White Sand Beach Cottages, in Flamands. This property attracted prestigious guests, like Jackie Kennedy-Onassis and her son John-John, or Roman Polanski. In 2013, the Villa Mélissa was sold to a Venezuelan couple that fell in love with the property. Monique then decided to buy and renovate a new property that she called like her granddaughter: the “Villa Lenalee”. With this new property, Monique Turbé, created MY VILLA IN ST- BARTH, an exclusive concierge service dedicated to her two private villas. One of Guy Turbé’s last dreams was to see Monique create her own real estate company to look after the villas he had built and carry on the legacy. As an homage to her beloved father, she became the founder, chairman and partner of MY VILLA IN ST BARTH Real Estate, the first real estate agency founded by a St-Barths native and a villas owner.

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