Here’s hoping everyone is gearing up for a safe and happy holiday season. Black Fork Studio has some exciting things planned for 2018, including a new series of 5”x7” southwestern/Native American pottery themed colored pencil drawings, as well as a limited line of greeting cards and 2018 Christmas cards.
Tom is having a busy December; last week he presented a program called “Grandma Moses: A Life in Paint” at the Ontario Branch of the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library. American folk artist Grandma Moses (Anna Mary Robertson Moses) developed an interest in art during childhood. Although she pursued this interest intermittently while raising a family and earning an income cooking, sewing and doing farm chores, she did not make art a serious endeavor until well into her 70s. Between her late seventies and her death in 1961 at 101 years old, Grandma Moses created over 1,500 paintings, proving it is never too late to follow your passion.
In addition to the library program, Tom donated a new drawing this month to the Malabar Farm Foundation. The drawing was raffled during Malabar’s Christmas Candlelight weekends, raising $357 toward the ongoing restoration of the Malabar Farm art collection, which includes two Grandma Moses paintings.