Returned from Alabama last week – the Kentuck Art Fair was a gem, like no other show I’ve ever done. My first thought upon entering the park was "I’VE DIED AND GONE TO FOLK ART HEAVEN". I was very inspired and moved by all the visionary art work and wonderful artists that I met (first photo William Scrip‘s amazing sculptures, Robert Seven‘s art and booth, and one of my wonderful neighbors).
Gabriel Shaffer has a wonderful photo album on his flickr site capturing some the most memorable artists from this show. I had the honor of meeting his mother, Cher Shaffer (a highly collected visionary artist) from whom I purchased this fabulous painting of her cat, Yoda…also got some other nice treasures from Mark Orr (the perfect art fair neighbor), Jim Shores and Kim Young.
My dear husband did all the driving so I was free to read and look out the window and dream, I also did a lot of drawing in my sketchbook. I have some great new images for future road trip / map paintings…scroll down to see them: