Jamaican Artists

Ras Dizzy is vocal against the injustices he meets within Jamaican society. A temperamental artist, he will 'curse you' as readily as he will tutor you in his reading from the Bible. His uneven temperament is reflected in his painting but, in his... read more
John Dunkley is considered one of modern Jamaica's first and finest intuitive artists painters. Like so many self-taught painters that would follow in his wake, Dunkley emerged from that class of self-employed, skilled artisans who lived by their... read more
Gloria Escoffery's talents as an intellect and a painter were apparent from early. As a Jamaica Scholar, after gaining a Bachelor of Arts degree at McGill University in Canada, Escoffery went on to pursue her Masters at the Slade School of Art in... read more
Laura Facey is in an enormously productive phase of her work. Recently, she has completed some of the most challenging pieces of her professional life. Spirit Dancer 1999, Earth to Earth 1999, Christ Ascending 2000, Indigo Prayer 2000, and Still... read more
Colin Garland (1935-2007) was born in Sydney, Australia in the midst of the Great Depression. His mother encouraged him to enter art competitions and he used his prize money to buy more art materials. He studied fine art at the National School of... read more
Milton George (1939-2008), was a master of story-telling through his art. The satirical quality of his work is lauded profusely, as is his rich use of colour and distinctive brush strokes. Born in Manchester, he lived in Kingston for most of his... read more
World-renowned Jamaican artist Lloyd Hoffstead was born in Lucea, Jamaica. From his earliest days, he was very creative, and showed a keen interest in art. Lloyd was a naturally gifted student, and at the age of 18, was accepted to the Jamaica... read more

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Art Bytes

Art workshop for children ages 7-13 at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, the registration fee is $3500, cost includes Art supplies, lunch and field trips. The workshop starts July 17, 2018, to July 27th, 2018...

Five previously publicly unseen works by Jamaica’s first and finest intuitive artist, John Dunkley (1891-1947), were revealed at the opening of John Dunkley: Neither Day nor Night at the National Gallery of Jamaica...

Berette Macaulay has landed an artist residency at the Vermont Studio Centre. She heads there in June 2018 to complete one of her projects, Women Who Raise Us, and to develop new photographic works and...

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