i am signed up to receive the AFA (american folk art) sites updates, which usually, i think, come out seasonally... i hadn't been to the site for sometime and thought i'd better check out what artists are on and what artwork they have to show to us...and look who i found!
sam florance - WHATinSAMhill
i was thrilled when i found sam florance and her work which i hadn't seen before...it caught my eye immediately, for the colors and themes are full of fun, adventure and life's events...i was immediately won over - and digging deeper and reading about sam, i knew why... a self taught artist, with a voice that you can actually attach yourself to; for she made me smile and laugh out loud, a talent in it's own right.
here is an excerpt from her profile; then you'll understand what i mean:
"so I said the only way he could get one of my paintings was to marry me. So he did. But I shouldn’t make it sound like we’re a one-sided enterprise. Oh, no. In my turn, I live happily with maple syrup taps and buckets and plastic piping, maple-flavored everything, and a huband-built house where"
just makes you want to read more doesn't it?
i wanted to share her information with you - but i didn't want to add to much of sam, for i want you to have the fun getting to know her for yourself...- so here are a couple of links so that you can browse her pieces and fall in love with her too....
sam florance, on etsy: WHATinSAMhill
sam florance, on AFA: WHATinSAMhill
sam florance, on 1000 markets: WHATinSAMhill