I'm please to report that I just purchased my first John "Cornbread" Anderson folk painting: A black spotted guinea hen, one of the artist's favorite motifs. A red version is currently for sale at Oliver's Southern Folk Art:
The way Cornbread simplifies and stylizes animal forms calls to mind another one of my favorite artists, the mod-minimalist Charles Harper:
While Harper's style is pure-mid-Century and Cornbread's is pure folk, they share an affinity for simple color schemes and a real affection for their wildlife subjects. Here's another favorite Cornbread motif, the bluebird, courtesy Southern Visionary Art:
But don't buy this sneaky racoon, please . . .
. . . I want him for myself.