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BOB MARLEY (1945-1981)

"...Olga, you don't just paint people, you paint their souls!"
Anneke Hut

My neighbor, a big fan of Bob Marley, asked me to paint this legend Jamaican Reggie musician. Marley was one of the most charismatic and challenging music performers of our time.
Marley died nearly thirty years ago, but remains the most widely known and revered performer of reggae music, and is credited for helping spread Jamaican music to the worldwide audience.

I tried to capture his personality and the way he was… colorful and excellent! The end result is very expressive.

click on the arrow to hear his evocative music that stretches back over nearly two decades and still remains timeless and universal.

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the Gretchen Hupfel Endowment Fund

at the
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Art

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Ginger Lovellette 05 Apr 2011


Artist Reply: Oh Ginger, THANK YOU!! ~Love and Light, Olga

Anonymous Guest (IP: 04 Dec 2010

Excellently done, Olga! You captured him perfectly!

Elf Evans 04 Dec 2010

Fine work...

Artist Reply: Many thanks for placing this painting ad your POD Elf! I'm honored!

Mario Villareal 28 Sep 2010

Bob Marley captured professionally. Brilliant! Bob Marley pointed at the BMW sportscar, and said "See that BMW! That stands for Bob Marley and the Walers!"

shane mccullough 27 Jul 2010

very interesting style Olga. I listened to the video too. Beautiful. ONE LOVE!!