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About SugarCreek Folk Art
As long as I can remember I’ve been an art maker. I’m not grounded in any specific artistic system. Art classes were a part of my educational experience from grade through junior high school. Of all the schooling received in those years, the arts were an anchor me.
When painting I enjoy working in a primitive style. It’s not tied to the necessity of precision. It has a certain warmth and tranquility for me in the presence of turbulent surroundings and events of the day. Though it may be soft in appearance, it can be effective way to invite diverse audiences into difficult/ serious subject matter.
In my most recent project, Up From Down Home, I used this approach with the paintings to support the written narration of my family's exodus out of rural Alabama in the early 1950s. It's anticipated that the book will be published later this year. Stay tuned ....