The Eastern Shore has always been a distinctive region, and has several times attempted to split off from the state of Maryland. Proposals have been debated in the Maryland General Assembly in 1833-1835, 1852 and recently in 1998 for the Eastern Shore becoming its own state. Early proposals encompassed a state of the entire Delmarva Peninsula. - "Eastern Shore of Maryland," Wikipedia
Tonight I had the pleasure of attending and exhibiting in the Rehoboth Art League's 72nd Annual Members' Fine Art Exhibition in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. I am very pleased to announce that I won the Faucett Okie Award, which is given to an emerging Delaware artist working in oil or pastel, in a traditional style. "For Rent," the painting in the exhibition also sold within the first hour to a great couple that I know will give it a good permanent home. This bird house is no longer for rent... it is SOLD.
Most of my art history classes dealt with post-impressionism or Italian examples of pietàs. When I looked online for some help with today's post I found out that Art Brut is "a label created by French artist Jean Dubuffet to describe art created outside the boundaries of official culture" according to Wikipedia.
This is 6 x 12" oil on hardboard. Contact me if you're interested in purchasing this piece.