Folk artists are my teachers. They remind me that you don’t need to have gone to a fancy art college to create. I forgot this for a while and my life was poorer because of it.
Maud Lewis is one of these heroes. She lived a very simple existence in the teeniest tiniest of homes in Nova Scotia, Canada with her husband Everett. He sold fish from door to door. She sold Christmas cards that she had painted and moved onto producing bigger pictures when these proved popular. And she decorated her little home. Even the stove got a makeover! The house is in the museum in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Now there’s an excuse to put that city on my wishlist.
Here’s a little video about Maud and Everett if I’ve piqued your interest. Enjoy!