Dedicated to the art of "Plein Air" Impressionism, Sir Roland Richardson's paintings of his Caribbean homeland have become true symbols of the region's beauty and rich culture. Sir Richardson's "Plein Air" creations, always accomplished on location, from living subjects, joyfully communicate the natural wonder and history of his native Caribbean, specifically the island of St. Martin, where the 66-year-old artist was born.
Sir Richardson's paintings emanate the glorious light that bathes our verdant landscape. His portraits speak the soul of a whole community, young and old, their work, their introspection. His turquoise seascapes roll in rhythmic waves while fruits and flowers on their vine, or bundled in bouquets, transform their moment's beauty to ever-lasting brilliance through the energy of light and color.
You are invited to join Sir Roland Richardson as he works on location. Art appreciators are invited to experience creative talks with Roland Richardson on Wednesdays at La Samanna Resort and on Thursdays at the Marigot Gallery, while observing his portraits, still lifes and "Plein Air" paintings come to life. For reservations, (which are appreciated but not necessary), email Laura Richardson at:
An on-going exhibit of Sir Roland Richardson's work is featured at a beautifully restored 19th century Creole townhouse in Marigot, St. Martin, at #6 rue de la Republique, where nature abounds with the colors of the Caribbean. Visitors are invited to tour the historic home & concealed courtyard garden, rich with indigenous beauty and history, including stone-laid walls and soldiers barracks dating back to the court of Louis XVI, before the French Revolution of 1789.
Born on the island of St. Martin, Sir Roland Richardson is emerging internationally as a leading artist in the School of Caribbean Art, offering a unique view of his native West Indian culture as a "Plein Air" Impressionist. His mastery of multiple mediums including painting on location in oil, watercolor, pastel, drawing in charcoal and extensive fine print-making is rapidly earning the recognition and respect of art collectors and appreciators worldwide. Painting for over 45 years, Sir Richardson's work has been exhibited extensively around the globe. His list of patrons include the late Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Romare Bearden, Martha Graham, Harry Belafonte, Susan Lucci, former Massachusetts Senator Edward Brooke and the Getty family among many others. Sir Roland Richardson was knighted by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands in 2007 for his lifelong artistic contribution to his community. He has also received a Life-time Achievement award from the French Government for his work.
Sir Roland Richardson Gallery Museum
#6 rue de la Republique, Marigot, St. Martin 97150
(up the street from Marigot Harbor by the French Pharmacie)
Island Telephone from the USA: 011.590.5126.96.36.199
Magic Jack USA-based Tel: 443.982.0683
Open Monday to Saturday 10am to 6pm
To visit Roland's complete artwork,
go to: www.rolandrichardson.com
Portrait photos: Laura Richardson
Artwork Copyright © 2010 Sir Roland Richardson