Sir Roland Richardson
Sir Roland Richardson, a native of St. Maarten has a passion for preserving the Caribbean through his art which he has been doing for over forty years. Works as small as a postcard, and as big as 10 feet by 10 feet, boasts of this dedication and commitment to showcasing the beauty, changes and history of that which is St. Maarten. Sir Richardson, who was knighted by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands in 2007, has also received a life time achievement award from the French Government. When stepping into any one of his galleries at La Samana and on Rue de la Republique in Marigot on the French side, it is obvious the feel, charm and splendor that would earn him such wonderful accolades.
Sir Roland Richardson starts off with a small class that takes you into the various spectrums of colors. With his captivating voice, his smile, warm personality, vast knowledge and displays you can stay for hours in his company, looking at his work and choosing from the various selections to take home a colorful piece of St. Maarten. Sir Richardson also does commissioned work from portraits, to various spots on St. Maarten. Size, color and location are not a challenge for Sir Richardson, but we won’t give it all away. Words are not enough and one must simply go and see the master at his trade.
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