At Wilson and Wilson Folk Art Company, we strive to create beautiful American Folk Art.
Wilson and Wilson Folk Art
Wilson and Wilson Folk Art Company offers contemporary American Folk Art in the unique styles of Blakeley Wilson and her mother, Sylvia Wilson. Their gallery is a cornucopia of their marvelous artwork. Every day, Blakeley or Sylvia is in the shop painting and greeting visitors. Blakeley acknowledges that she learned to paint before she learned to write. She paints her visions of an ideal world. In her mind, she’s walking in that world, but never knows for sure where her paintbrush will lead. She places the final details, such as a bluebird, lilac, a white cat or a sunflower, one-by-one until the painting is complete.
Looking at the images, it’s easy to want to live in the charming old house with quilts flapping on the line just off the porch, and the dogs, ducks, cows and chickens close by. And always, the white cats. The paintings reflect the seasons and holidays. Rockefeller was a popular Christmas creation, and patrons love summer’s Sea Side Fun complete with beach umbrellas and roller coasters. Prints, calendars and note cards are created from the original art. The shop also carries wonderful handmade birdhouses, cat clocks and other unique pieces that are original American art at its best.
Painting is the only life Blakeley has ever known. She states, “I was raised in the family business. My mother has always painted. Her true passion involved painting folk art scenes. From as far back as I can remember, Daddy would carve duck decoys and Mother painted them. When she was a young woman, she would paint with me and my brother, Brooks, on her knee.”
Blakeley continues, “My mother painted the most wonderful wildlife scenes that paired with the duck decoys Daddy carved. They sold them at arts and crafts shows all over the United States, and we went with them, riding in the back of a pickup truck.” Living in Oklahoma, Blakeley fondly remembers, “My Dad always made sure we were in school on Monday morning even if he had to drive around the clock to get there.”
Reflecting on her life now, Blakeley says, “I paint. That’s what I do. It is the one thing that I love with all my heart. No matter what is happening in my life, it’s easy for me to lose myself in the idyllic life I paint – where there is a perfect little home with hundreds of cats that you never have to feed.”
In addition, Blakeley and Sylvia have been a part of War Eagle Craft Fair for 30 years. Established in 1954, the event this year will be held on October 15 -18, 2020. Between 300,000 and 400,000 people typically attend each year. Exhibiting only original art in their booth, Blakeley and Sylvia are delighted to participate and create numerous pieces for their appreciative customers.
Mother and I invite you to see my brother’s art. Brooks Wilson is such a fine realistic wildlife artist and woodcarver. To learn more about Brooks and the art he is creating, please visit his website at www.BrooksWilsonArt.com
If you like an image and may need a different size, we will customize to most proportional sizes.
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