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RICHARD HUGH BLACKFORD'S - "IN PURSUIT OF IMMORTALITY" This original painting celebrates the tremendous contribution of Jamaica "Super Athlete" Dr. The Hon. Usain St. Leo Bolt (Usain Bolt) to Jamaica as well as Global Track and Field and serves as a monument to his outstanding abilities as he prepares to immortalize himself at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. Bolt has won six Gold Medals in successive Olympic Games and is the only man to have won the 100 meters and 200 meters in successive Olympics in the history of the modern Games. He is the double World Record holder in both 100 meters (9.58 secs.) and 200 meters (19.19 secs) and has been a member of the World record breaking Jamaican 4x100 meters Relay team at successive Olympics. Bolt has won 13 Gold medals in World Championships since 2009.
This piece is unframed and measures (approximately) 48"x 30".
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Richard Hugh Blackford is one of the leading Jamaican Artists 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 people and the magic of its environment.
After a number of years working in the cut-and-thrust of the Jamaican business environment, Richard took the decision to concentrate solely on his painting and hit the Jamaican Art scene with a solo exhibition of Cricket Paintings in 2005. Since then Richard has had some 20 solo exhibitions in Jamaica, Antigua, Barbados, the United Kingdom and in several states here in the USA. Not surprisingly, his work has been bought by collectors and buyers worldwide – Canada, the U.K., United States of America, The Cayman Islands, Antigua, Barbados as well as by a large and loyal following back in Jamaica.
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