Oil, burlap and embossed paper collage on canvas, 24 x 8 in., 2016
I am a Jamaican, self-taught artist, who was born and raised in Whitehouse, Westmoreland. In 1982, after graduating from school I moved to Kingston, Jamaica's capital, to seek employment opportunities. From early childhood days I had the desire to create works of art and even had ?fence exhibitions? in Whitehouse... While in Kingston, I was encouraged by Courtney Morgan and other members of the Trafalgar Artist Cooperative to do paintings of my own. I eventually started painting and in 1985 I had my first international exhibition in London, England. Since then, my career has burgeoned with numerous exhibitions both locally and internationally, including the United States of America, Europe, Canada and the Caribbean. I have attributed all my success to wisdom from God and strong discipline. All my works are done in oils and collages and I will continue to strive for excellence while encouraging and assisting potential artists. My Philosophy " I see myself as a true to life artist whose work must not always be a mystery, but easily identified."