Monday, September 27

Feeling Folksy

Fall always puts me in the mood for folk art. There is just something about American folk painting that just warms me up from the inside out. Call it nostalgia.

Luna Park circa 1964

Fall also puts me in the mood for a trip to the Big Apple.

Wall Street circa 1964

Vestie Davis was an American folk artist with a fondness New York and New Yorkers.

Outdoor Art Show

Mr. Davis was born in Maryland in 1903 and didn't pick up painting until he was well into his 40's. His bright and busy paintings of his adopted home town quickly gained attention.

Bethesda Fountain circa 1964

They graced the pages of the New Yorker and Newsweek and many of his originals now reside in the permanent collection at the American Folk Art Museum.

Don't you just want to be a part of it? ;)

PS. Sorry for the absence. My life has looked a lot like a Vestie Davis painting lately, busy!

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