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"While I was painting one of the pictures in Cap-Haitien a priest stopped to talk to me saying he also painted and invited me to visit him at his village about 10 miles away. So, on my last day in Cap-Haitien I caught one of the brightly painted vans with seats in the back, that provided most of the transport on Haiti, for a very bumpy ride along a dirt track to the village.


The village of small tin-roofed huts was a centre for coffee growing, and coffee beans were to be seen everywhere laid out on mats in the sun to dry. The priest who spoke good English had a small house full of paintings, many of them quite large canvases, of scenes in and around the village, all painted in bold, bright colours. After a drink of coffee he took me on a tour of his village and to meet some of the people, and visit the church and school where I was introduced to the pupils and generally be made to feel very welcome. In the afternoon I was able to sit on the porch of his house to paint the picture above looking down the main street." - MH 

Coffee drying in central Haiti, 1976

  • All items are produced from original paintings by Martyn Hanks.

    Prints:Size is A4 (8.27" x 11.69"/210 x 297mm). Printed onto high quality 245gsm fine art watercolour paper to give the print an authentic look and feel. Supplied in a textured off white mount size 12" x 16" (305 x 406mm), backed and sealed in a clear cellophane wrap and delivered in a protective carton to ensure it reaches you in perfect condition.

    Cards: Size 7" X 5"/178 x 127mm. Packaged in a clear cellophane wrap with a top quality 150gsm self-seal white envelope.

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