Leroy Baxter
Folk Art

 

Mixed media collage by Leroy Baxter.  On exhibit from July 1, 2008 through August 1 in the Blowers Gallery.

  From Artist's Statement:

Using cut out shapes, glitter, foil and paint, Mr. Baxter creates pictures that make him happy.  He especially likes the ones with glitter and is proud of the pictures depicting churches "from his mind".

The collages made of hearts, diamonds, birds, and flowers are reminiscent of the Pennsylvania Dutch.

 These pictures are truly folk art as they are backed by cardboard and framed from whatever wood he can find.  He's hoping that he'll be able to sell some of these pictures so that he'll have room to make more pictures.
 
Leroy is 74 and does handyman jobs during the day.

 

Updated 30 June 2008. Comments to the Library Web Team.

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