Arkansas Farm - Photography, Paintings, and Drawings
"Arkansas Farm is an art series created over several decades which I started when I was five-years-old of Southern rural scenes on and surrounding what was my grandparents' farm on the edge of the Mississippi Delta in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas. The series consists of photography, paintings, and drawings.
As a native Arkansan I lived two-hours away in the Ozarks but visited my grandparents very regularly. It was a second home to me. I started photographing the farm as a kid in the 1980s.
From then through the early 2000s my photography was on film and after that I shot mostly digital. I am continuing to scan negatives and slides and will be adding more photography over time.
Many of these photographs are available as limited editions. They have been collected by private and corporate collections. Many of the agricultural scenes in color have been licensed for publications all over the world.
When I was a child my aunt painted farm scenes on small canvases and objects like iron plow points from the farm. I can very clearly remember sitting beside her at my grandmother's kitchen table and painting my first oil painting of the barn. I was five-years-old at the time. I remember being inside that barn, but it was torn down not long after. I think by that time there were more spider webs and dust holding it together than nails. To the right of where the barn had been was another building which we called "the shed" until enough time had past that it too became "the barn". It was the subject of my very first oil painting, at the very bottom further below..