Wednesday, May 26, 2010

American Folk Art Museum: Button Tree

This is a favorite of mine. You may have recognized this if you were lucky enough to visit the folk art museum in NYC. These are my favorite two styles. Folk art and Repurposed art. Perfect!!!!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Pink Bird Tree Collage Painting Art by Sascalia

I found this today on Flickr. I just love the pastels against the dark brown. Do yourself a favor and check out Sascalia on Flickr.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Star - Spangled Princess

Star - Spangled Princess
Originally uploaded by dudadaze3
This is so cute!!! A great piece of folk art. Look for it on EBay!!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Houses Birds and a Tree Painting by Karla G

I found this on Flickr! I love all the colors and the movement in it! I really looks like it is moving! Brilliant!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Very interesting article about collecting folk art

The above link is to an article on folk art that I came across from Steve Slotin
Producer of Folk Fest and Slotin Folk Art Auctions.  
Steve gives a lot of direct advice to folk art collectors such as, scouring the south, black folk art, and collecting from handicapped artists.  Steve seems to believe that these areas are great investment opportunities.

Check it out and let me know what you think!!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Crazy for Catherine!!!

This week I want to highlight the works of professional artist Catherine Horvath. 
Catherine's work is one of a kind. It can be easily picked out of any gallery search.  The crisp line and broad use of color sets it apart from the rest.  The lack of small detail makes it accessible to a bigger audience. 

I have noticed a trend emerging in this folk art genre on Ebay. The lack of details, an impressionistic sort of style. It speaks to a more collectors. I believe because the more details an artist includes, the more of a chance of turning a collector off, depending on his personal taste. As for me, I love the details. I think that it holds the interest longer. The viewer sees something new each time he or she looks at it. There is something to be said of keeping it simple.  The thin black line that Catherine uses does create more interest. 

Catherine's work is simply gorgeous. The only criticism that I can find is that she uses the keyword "abstract" in her headline that I don't think it qualifies as. You can find more of Catherine's work by doing a search with the keyword "Horvath" or for the seller "SoloWorkStudio."

"Til we meet again,