Richard Hugh Blackford's Original Paintings: Robert Nesta Marley
The King of Reggae Music, the Honorable Robert Nesta Marley, OM.
Robert Nesta Marley, better known as Bob Marley, is the most recognizable Jamaican in the entire world. Marley was largely responsible for exporting Jamaica's Reggae Music culture around the world, emphasizing its message of peace and love as well as its embrace of social justice issues. As a Rastafarian, Marley was also the face of the movement and helped to entrench those values as he trekked around the world. This painting is an acrylic on canvas work and its dimensions are 40"x 30"
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Richard Hugh Blackford is one of the leading Jamaican impressionist painters working today. Largely self-taught, he is widely known for his highly individual oil pieces inspired by his years living on the wonderful Caribbean island of Jamaica. His paintings come from a place that is not only very familiar to him but representative of the type of diversity that only a place such as Jamaica has to offer. He visits the island on a regular basis – to constantly renew himself and to draw from this reservoir generous helpings of inspiration for his canvasses. In his work, he always prefers to concentrate on a specific set of topics featuring the people and culture of the island in all its brilliance. Richard’s aim with his work is to convey the spirit of the Jamaican