Meet Bob Marley

Meet Bob Marley - SOLD

Written by Jez Hunt

The Accidental Artist | Painting | SOLD

15th July 2021

Are you constantly looking to improve?

We get better at things by practising, tweaking, improving every time we do something.

This has been true of my painting journey since I started – the complete fear I felt initially, never having picked up a paintbrush (other than painting windowsills and skirting boards!) and here I am today, showing you my first ever portrait…

Meet Bob Marley.

I never realised I would be able to paint faces. Any previous attempts over the years have proved to be more three-year-old-Picasso, something that wouldn’t be recognised as a human face!

I’m really pleased with this one as my first portrait. Still using acrylics, but now using different techniques and less texture.

Are there things that I would change if I did this painting again? Absolutely! Because that is how I get better, and have a better result… tweak… improve.

I also know that with every painting I do, the new techniques learned, laid on top of previous techniques improve my confidence in my ability to tackle a subject that I wouldn’t even have considered before.

Like anything you’re struggling with, be at learning a new skill, the beliefs you hold about yourself or anything else that you feel you are resisting, having the right support around you makes a massive difference.

Many thanks again to Jo Esson for being an awesome teacher (, and for the wonderful people in the class who are so supportive of each other.

If you are struggling in any area you want to improve, then I highly recommend finding someone (or a group) that can support you in the right way.

If you’re struggling with the beliefs you hold about yourself, please do get in touch, I’d be more than happy to chat to you!

Painting Details:

This abstract study was my first portrait; my interpretation of this high contrast iconic image.

Medium: Acrylic on 300gsm canvas-textured board
Width: 29.7 cm
Height: 42 cm

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IMPORTANT: All paintings are one-off, signed originals, by me, Jez Hunt. They are sold ‘as is’, unframed on the full-sized original stock and are non-refundable (please see our Terms of service). Art is subjective. Please make sure you are drawn to any painting before you buy.

Copyright of any reference materials used to create the paintings remains with the original author(s). All Rights Reserved.

Raising For Charity

In August 2020, my best friend was diagnosed as having Myeloma, a cancer that affects the bone marrow.

While there is a lot of awareness and publicity over other forms of cancer, there is not so much known about this one.

There are various treatments currently offered, but as yet, there is no cure.

Any money raised from the sale of my paintings or donated using the button below will be given to Myeloma UK towards funding research to find a cure.


Current Target: £1,500

Amount raised to date:


(and to those of you who have purchased one of my paintings or made a donation, a very special thank you!)

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