March 28, 2010

Bahamian Life

It is impossible to grow up in the Bahamas and not be influenced by Amos Ferguson's incredibly joyful and colorful paintings. Sadly Amos Ferguson passed away last October, but fortunately for us he left behind a body of work that reads like a visual day-by-day diary of the island he lived in and loved... Nassau, Bahamas. I remember when I was a child growing up in the Bahamas, I would just stare at all the little dots and colors meticulously placed on the canvas, recounting the moments when I new exactly where and what he was painting. The Bahamas has a very distinct flavor and he was certainly able to capture it in its purest form. My mother had a beautiful floral painting of Amos' given to her by my brother for her 70th birthday. It soon will be hanging over my bed (a beautiful memory). To learn more about Amos Ferguson, go to Galerie Bonheur or Princess Street Gallery.


  1. Lucky you to have such an amazing piece of artwork for above your bed! a wonderful artist - thanks for the low down! KG

  2. My condolences to the family. What a special memory you have that will live with you forever.

  3. Lulu, so fun and colorful in his art. I love it!

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