Eddy Mumma was born in Milton Ohio in 1908 and passed in Gainesville Florida in 1986. He took a painting class at age 60 at the suggestion of his daughter, but abandoned the class, unimpressed by the instructor’s criticism. Mumma, or Mr. Eddy, as he… Read More
Shields Landon “S.L.” Jones (1901-1997) was from West Virginia. He worked for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad for 45 years. After the death of his wife in 1967, he took up whittling figures and drawing as a hobby in his retirement. He also played the… Read More
The other day I posted a pic of a painting of a yellow cat by Charley Kinney. Here’s another of his works, this one a fishing scene. You can see there are two people fishing. One is about to hook a lunker of a creature,… Read More
Some visitors to this little corner of the blog-swamp know that Sheila (AKA Tuffy P around here) and I have a modest collection of artwork by folk artists or outsider artists or self-taught artists – call them what you will. Many these artists come from… Read More
Mary T. Smith was a self-taught African-American artist from Mississippi. She lived from 1904 to 1995. She was a prolific artist during the years in which she painted. In her yard, she apparently created some outbuildings where she painted and installed her work. Smith’s work… Read More
Here’s Matt Kinman, performing the Merle Travis masterpiece, Dark as a Dungeon. There are a few coal mining tunes around. Let’s listen to The Mountain by Steve Earle, performed here by Mr. Earle withLevon Helm and his band. And to cap off this little coal… Read More
Here is a science fiction painting by Fred R. Messer we were able to pick up as part of a lot of 4 works by the artist for very attractive price at the Slotin Folk Art Auction, which took place on the weekend down in… Read More
Tuffy P posting tonight. I came home tonight and all our faces just seemed to leap out from the kitchen dining room, front porch and hallway.
Our Burgess Dulaney cement-head enjoys the snow….
Burgess Dulaney was a Mississippi folk artist (1914-2001). Love his work and view of life – to learn more, visit: http://burgessdulaneymudsculptures.blogspot.ca/