Born to a family whose French Caribbean heritage dates back to the 1700s, Sir Roland Richardson is one of the region’s most respected artists. Richardson’s pieces offer a unique view of West Indian culture. He is a ‘Plein Air’ impressionist, meaning that he often paints outdoors, on location. This is something which he has mastered, painting in oil and watercolours. He also does pastel drawings in charcoal and extensive fine print making.
Often referred to as the ‘Father of Caribbean Impressionism’, Sir Richardson is superb at recording his culture with his paintbrush and palette. Universities around the world are teaching aspiring artists about his contributions to Plein Air impressionism. With over 100 shows in museums, major trade centres and fine art galleries, Sir Richardson’s work has been exhibited extensively around the globe.