GREAT ARTISTS and GREAT FRIENDS -
that we've Lost..we REALLY MISS THEM!
GEO. G. BORUM - (1913-2012)
OF COURSE THIS IS MY TALENTED FATHER...Nuff said!
Learn a little about Dad here
|Rev. HOWARD FINSTER - (2016 - 2001)|
THE GODFATHER OF FOLK ART
Builder of Paradise Garden, Summerville, GA
Creator of over 45,000 works of art
Howard married Sheila and me...he did a GOOD JOB!
See some of Howard's work here
|Rev. R. A. MILLER - Rabbitown, GA|
He created a massive folk art environment around
his home and studio filled with hundreds of metal
cutouts and whirligigs and is most famous for his
creation called "Blow Oscar"
See more about R. A. here
|GREGORY WARMACK aka "MR. IMAGINATION - (1948-2012)|
SMITHSONIAN ARTIST - Born in Chicago - died Atlanta GA
Most famous for his bottle cap and sandstone sculptures
Learn more and see his work here
JIMMY LEE SUDDUTH - Fayette, AL (1910-2007)Jimmy was a Smithsonian artist known mainly for
his MUD PAINTINGS. He used pigments from clay,
earth, rocks and plants for his "finger paintings".
See Jimmy's Bio and artwork here
CHRIS CLARK - Ensley, AL (1958-2011)
Smithsonian Artist famous for his painted and
hand-sawn quilts, painted chairs and spirit sticks.
In 2011 he lost his 20 year battle with
diabetes. Sheila was very close to Chris
and cried for a week at his passing.
Learn more about Chris here
DANNY "BUCKETMAN" HOSKINSON
aka..."HOSS" - (1952-2008)
Danny was totally unique in his creative
endeavors. He created fantastic sculptures
by melting surplus 5 gallon buckets. He
was famous for his "art car" van that was
covered with melted bucket sculptures.
Learn a more about Danny here
RUDY ROTTER - Manitowoc, WI (1913-2001)
When we first met Rudy his 16,000 pieces of
art was exhibited in a block square building
three floors FULL. He was a Dentist and creating
sculptures was his relief from the daily grind.
We were afraid that his passing would destroy
his art..but it survives. Check out his website.
See his bio and learn more about this amazing man
JOE LEGGE - Dillard, GA - (1944-2009)
Formerly a hairdresser for the famed Vidal Sassoon
later he switched to painting and making great
carved and assemblage sculptures. He shared
his gallery in Dillard with his talented
painter son, Eric Legge.
MYRTICE WEST - Cherokee County, AL (1923=2010)
JIMMY HEDGES - Chattanooga - (1942-2014)
Artist - Sculpture - Owner Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery
Sorry to hear today (23 Apr 15)
of the death of our friend
WILLARD JENNINGS of Cocoa Florida