When we heard that there was an International Day of Awesomeness, we had to participate. This frivolous celebration is intended to highlight the awesome in people. Things we all do every day that when you take a step back and look at it, you have to nod and say, “that was awesome.”
This year, we’re celebrating Folk Artists.
Folk art is an American tradition, evolved from our earliest craftsmen and women of colonial times. Painting furniture, decorating furniture, creating watercolors or oil paintings, and stitching wool rugs have all 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 folk artists. Their beautiful renditions of American landscapes, holiday figures, Colonial Williamsburg, and familiar animals are charming and perfectly suited for your country home. Let’s meet some of the artists.
From her charming season prints to her whimsical snowmen, Dianna Swartz has become a favorite folk artist here at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop. Her simple and beautiful depictions of country animals, fruits, and seasonal favorites continue to be bestsellers.
Country scenes and lovely rural Pennsylvania landscapes soothe and refresh. Billy Jacobs takes his inspiration from the countryside around him and we are proud to carry some of his finest work. Decorate your country home with Billy Jacobs’ peaceful and stunning paintings.
Famed folk artist Bob Byerley’s work has traces of Norman Rockwell’s style. His humorous depictions of childhood antics, scenes, and vintage fun have brought him much success. We are proud here at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop to offer Byerley’s wonderful paintings!