Folk Art

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.According to Wikipedia “Folk art encompasses art produced from an indigenous culture or by peasants or other laboring tradespeople. In contrast to fine art, folk art is primarily utilitarian and decorative rather than purely aesthetic. Characteristically folk art is not influenced by movements in academic or fine art circles, and, in many cases, folk art excludes works executed by professional artists and sold as "high art" or "fine art" to the society's art patrons.” The impression this quote gave me was that Folk Art was excluding Fine Art rather than the other way around.


When I was first married, I spent a lot of time making art with stitchery which I could bring to the office to work on during lunch hours.I Originally created  this art as a cross-stitch painting, and I spent many hours over a long-ago Thanksgiving working on it while I was waiting for my husband and the other men of the family to return from their annual Pheasant hunt. When I transferred it into an acrylic painting I reworked it to make it more impressionistic.