OUR HISTORY – Barren to Beauty
From a barren, rocky hillside to the cultural epicenter that it is today, the Ahhh… Ras Natango Gallery and Garden has always had a special, unique atmosphere. In 1988, Ian Williams (Ras Natango) purchased the land that would later hold Ahhh… solely for the view. After years of pursuing his art, the land was terraced and a gallery built upon it. In 2009, the gallery and garden were well on their way to becoming a formal attraction. It was at this time that Ahhh… Ras Natango Gallery and Garden was registered through the Jamaican Tourist Board.
Ian is a chartered accountant by profession, but art has always been his first love. His paintings are presently in the Half Moon Golf and Country Club, who own and display over 400 of his paintings.
In December 2012 Mark and Francis Tucci came on board and invested in the Williams’ Dream of Ahhh Ras Natango Gallery and Garden. This included a complimentary shuttle which was finally phased out in January 2017.
Half Moon and Our PaintingsIn 1997 Ras was commissioned by half Moon to paint large tropical flora mainly 24″x32′ for the hotel. This resulted in half Moon owning and displaying over 400 of his paintings. With his paintings prominently displayed at this prestigious hotel ras got the start he needed as visitors to half Moon began commissioning his painting.Ahhh. and Ras has maintained a great relationship with Half Moon over the years..
Our Community of Camrose
Camrose is a small rural community in the parish of St James. It is approximately 15 minutes from either Sam Sharpe square or the Montego Bay Cruise Pier. Ahhh is located in the center of the community with a most spectacular and panoramic view of the city of Montego bay below. 2000 feet above sea level you might feel your ears pop on the ride up.
All our employees live within our community and this ensures pride ,safety and gainful employment within our community . Visit our local school and meet our students and teachers The Buckingham All age School adopted by Ahhh Ras Natango Gallery and Garden.