Black Heroes collection
This selection of work I call my Black Heroes collection, consist of a collection of oil paintings which I started in 2007. The idea behind this on growing collection was to create a body of work that portrays some of our positive roll models and to celebrate their lives. With the hope that our young people may have a closer look at how these people made a difference and influence some of us.
|Marcus Garvey - Oil on canvas 20x24
|Rosa Parks - Oil on canvas 18x24
|Muhammad Ali - Oil on canvas 24x18
|In October 2008 this fine collection of work was first shown at the Peterborough Town hall, in an event celebrating 60 years of diversity in the NHS and Black History. Following this event the African Caribbean Forum requested a canvas print of each painting which now graces the walls of the Millennium Centre, their headquarters in Peterborough. Also in January 2009 The National Portrait Gallery in London said that they will print out the images and keep for their research files in their Archive and Library.
|Bob Marley - Oil on canvas 30x36
|Nelson Mandela - Oil on canvas 30x36
|Mary Seacole - Oil on canvas 20x24
|In June 2009 the African Caribbean Forum and their partners the Peterborough Museum, published a set of Teachers Notes, 'Beyond the Bicentennial', which is being rolled out across the schools in Peterborough. This pack is aimed at helping students learn about the history of slavery and examine the social history of England, the Caribbean and Africa. I am pleased to say that two of my paintings have been used in this pack. Olaudah Equiano features inside and a painting depicting slavery, entitled 'Out of Africa' graces the cover.
|Malcolm X - Oil on canvas 20x24
|Claudia Jones - Oil on canvas 20x24
|Martin Luther King - Oil on canvas 20x24