Posts Tagged ‘folk art artists’

Made in the USA: Winter Wall Art

Monday, November 18th, 2013

Here at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop, we are always expanding our assortment of beautiful framed prints for you to add to your home decor. We have wall art for all seasons, making it easier to decorate all year long. Here we have gathered a few of our favorite winter themed prints, all made right here in the USA! Sit back, relax, and enjoy the peaceful scenes that a winter theme has to offer.

Artist Dianna Swartz

Holiday Art Shelf Rack, and White Christmas, feature simple style and primitive charm, offering hopes for a white Christmas this year, and a peaceful holiday season. Artist Dianna Swartz is a renowned, self-taught artist, currently living in Ohio. She is admired for her simple approach to depicting scenes from everyday life, in classic folk art style.

Holiday Art Shelf Rack White Christmas Print

Artist Charles Wysocki

Ready or not, Twas the Night Before Christmas, and Cape Cod Prints will put you in the holiday spirit with their unmistakable folk art charm. The late artist Charles Wysocki became famous for his detailed pieces of American folk art, notable farm scenes, and a unique primitive style that was all his own. Appearing in galleries throughout the country, Charles even published two books sharing his work.

Cape Cod Christmas Print Twas the Twilight Before Christmas Print

Artist Fred Swan

Although the brisk weather taps on your cheeks and nose, the warmth provided by the sights in An Evening Ride makes it easier to spend another peaceful moment outside. Vermont artist Fred Swan masters the art of creating comforting, warm winter scenes.

Hang this print all year long for dramatic effect in any room. Giclee print is double matted, under glass, with a black frame.

An Evening Ride Print

Artist Charlotte Sternberg

The overall winter scene depicted in Over the River is quite quaint, and quickly transports you back in time. Marlborough Tavern features realistic, exquisite details that create a holiday scene that reminds us of the simpler times in life. Talented artist Charlotte Joan Sternberg is well known for her charming New England holiday scenes that are often seen on greeting cards. Our giclee print, originally painted in egg tempera, is double matted and under glass, with a rustic wood-like frame.

Over the River Print Marlborough Tavern Print

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Framed Folk Art Prints

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Folk art is an American tradition, evolved from our earliest craftsmen and women of colonial times. In the most basic sense, Folk Art reflects the conventional values of a society; thus why we see a change in subject matter or style over time. The art form encompasses a variety of techniques; such as: watercolor, oil or acrylic paintings, wool hooked rugs, painted or carved furniture and whimsical sculptures. All of these and more have become part of the American rustic style of design known as folk art.

Here at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop, we celebrate and honor the incredible talent of our folk artists. Their beautiful renditions of American landscapes, historical figures and landmarks, whimsical portraits and familiar animals are very appealing and perfectly suited for your country home. You might also consider one of our framed prints for a great gift this holiday season for the art enthusiast or collector on your list! To give you a sample of the range of folk art we carry, take a look at some of our wall art below.



A favored theme among many of our folk artists is Americana. A majority of Sturbridge prints feature the American flag at its finest, such as our Chair with Jug Print, seen here to the left. Originally painted by artist Cecile Baird, we see an antique ladderback chair with an old whiskey jug, an American flag, and a berry wreath. For more Americana inspired prints, click below and feel proud of the U.S.A. with artwork by Billy Jacobs and Phillip Philbeck.

Chair with Jug Print

Flag Barn Print

Farm in the Foothills Print



Historical prints with a twist, is what you’ll find in our collection of historical figures and landmarks at Sturbridge. The whimsical characters and landscapes are created by none other than folk artist, Tim Campbell. His approach to George Washington allows us to see another side to our first president. The other historical figures, such as his wife Martha and Abe Lincoln, offer unexpected facial expressions.

George Washington Print

Martha Washington Print

Abraham Lincoln Print



It’s important to surround ourselves with things that inspire our hopes and our dreams. Our collection of inspirational themed folk art is something we’re proud of. Our Living Life Print, seen here to the left, is delightfully created by artist Bonnie Mohr. Featuring lessons to live by such as, “Life is not a race – but indeed a journey. Be Honest. Work Hard. Be Choosy. Say “thank you”, and “great job” to someone each day.” The others listed below also display messages of positive thoughts and sayings.

Living Life Print

Family Print

Heart Stitchery


Pets & Wildlife

We cant forget about your pets and favorite wildlife, so when it comes to folk art animals, we’ve got you covered. From dogs and cats to rabbits and crows, there is surely to be a furry creature that you’ll fall in love with. Pictured to the left, is our Green Rabbit Print, by artist Lisa Hilliker.

Lazily stretched out in a green meadow, this black and white bunny is inspired by the natural beauty found in Vermont; available with a red background too if you prefer. A simple black crow perched on a branch, by Maine artist Leslie Mansmann or our modern, abstract boxer by artist John Golden, will find comfort on your walls and add to your home’s country charm.

Green Rabbit Print

Crow on Branch Print

Boxer Print

~Check out our complete collection of Prints & Wall Art on our website today.

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