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Sold @ the Home Folk Show!

The Crows Come Marching Home Acrylic on Corn Crate Thanks Quinlan Center!

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Horses, Patriotism and Art Therapy

***The featured image for this post is one of the paintings I donated in 2014 to help raise money for Take Aim At Human Trafficking.*** Five short years ago, I partnered with a wonderful woman in Pennsylvania to host an event to promote patriotism in the arts. Because I live in Georgia, this event did […]

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Home Folk 2015 at The Quinlan Center

Home Folk Statement 2015 Two years ago, my family and I had a dream of moving to the country and getting a farm. Well, we didn’t get the farm, but we did move to the country. Although we technically live ‘in town’, it is only just so. With a cow pasture at the end of […]

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My Mission to #TakeBackOurCulture

I didn’t realize it at the time, but over a decade ago, I was laying the foundation for a movement to #TakeBackOurCulture. For years, I had been struggling with the desire to create art that would sell and painting things that I found inspiring or meaningful. My passion and inspiration took me in the direction […]

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Primitive Angels from Scrap and Salvage

I recently started working with salvaged materials and scraps from a friend’s woodworking shop. Here is the result:          

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My New Love – Junk and Salvage Art!

Actually, I’ve had a bit of a soft spot for art made of cast-off objects cobbled together by someone with an eye for design and the imagination to pull it off. I have not, previously, had the time, space or materials to work in this way. Now, we live in the country, and though my […]

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Folk to Fine Art is on it’s Way!

It’s that time of year again! The annual Folk to Fine Arts Festival in Commerce, Georgia is coming up the first weekend in March. I will be returning as a vendor with the work I have been creating under the name Libertas Americana. In addition, I will have work by several regional artists and a […]

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Conventional Art Forms as a Tool for an Unconventional Approach to Culture

Kathy Graybill has been one of the most directly inspirational artists I have met over the years. Her beautiful and complex body of work has motivated me to pursue an artistic avenue that I previously thought impractical – hand painted furniture and primitives. I have become familiar with her work over the last year, through a […]

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Libertas Americana Grand Opening

I have partnered with a local antique store to open a mini-gallery offering a new line of primitives, hand-painted signs and painted furniture, as well as my paintings. Who would have thought I was too political for the big-city art scene, but it appears I needed to move to the ‘middle of nowhere’ to generate […]

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Liberty as a Human Rights Icon

…Liberty has the potential to become a universal as well as national icon; for individual Liberty is, at its core, a human right.