I have always admired and drawn inspiration from Ray Charles not just because he gave us some of the most iconic and catchy tunes ever, but because he did all that without his eyesight. Ray started going blind as a young boy and staggeringly still found a way to learn the piano and flawlessly play it. It couldn’t have been easy to find the audacity as a young black blind man to believe he could entertain the masses on the world stage, but he did it anyway. Actually, when I think more deeply about that last sentence, it becomes apparent that Ray wasn’t really thinking about entertaining millions of people… rather, he just followed his bliss which is a serious life lesson. Every time I am in a funk as an artist or as a man period, thinking about Ray’s journey is always a shot in the arm to keep going after it… no matter how impossible “it” seems. This is the fifth piece of work in season 1 of the “Iconic AF” series.
These prints are reproductions of the original painting executed by myself and finished in 2018. They are made on Hahnemuhle PhotoRag Baryta Premium Luster Photo Paper and come in two sizes. It lies somewhere in between a gloss and matte finish, providing you with highly saturated, maximum ink coverage. Luster paper is also resistant to fingerprints, making it a popular choice for photographic prints. Each print has a 0.5" border on each side of the paper to allow for easier matting.
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