Featuring The Homespun Wife's Favorite Artists
Anthony Kleem is one of America's most cherished living Americana artists. His works are turned into puzzles and needlepoint kits and can be found by googling his name or searching on Amazon. This coming year, his works will be featured in a calendar.
Here is what Anthony told me about the painting he chose to share today:...
"The Journey is one of my favorite paintings. I used the Nativity as the focus of this painting. Most of my work depicts rural American scenes. I wanted to do a religious piece with my Americana twist. Jesus's birth is the most important event in history other than his death and resurrection. The figures in front represent the Gospel writers, the stone barn building is the only illuminated building in the scene where the Christ child dwells."
I am delighted to share the beautiful art of Anthony Kleem here at The Homespun Wife.....
Special thanks to Anthony for making time to participate in this feature.
Each Friday for the next several weeks, I will be sharing a work from one of my favorite artists. This week, I am highlighting Pat Gamby.
Pat is one of the most humble and kind ladies I have met. Her art always speaks to me, as it is centered around the themes I hold dear...primarily home and rural life.
Pat and her husband Steve live on a farm in Hardin County, Ohio. Since she was four, Pat has loved to draw and with the encouragement of teachers, she began ...painting as a teenager. As she and Steve were raising their children, Pat continued to paint, finding that her work supplemented their early efforts to make a go of farming life. Now with their 3 children raised, Pat has more time to enjoy her painting full time in a studio built right on the farm.
"I am a simple farm wife and get choked up when people like my paintings," Pat says.
Another interesting tip about Pat is that she creates her own paints using the organic eggs from her chickens. It is a difficult medium but one she enjoys and it lends rich beauty and depth to the colors in her paintings.
You may see Pat's paintings on her website: patgamby.com
You may also contact her on her Facebook page, Pat Gamby's Studio.
Below is her painting entitled, "The Garden Helper."