Contemporary southern folk art, NC wood-fired pottery, and custom picture framing
Alabama artist, Michael Banks, is one of the most influential painters in the world of Self-Taught art. When Michael was first discovered back around 2001, he expanded the definitions of Southern Self-Taught or Southern Folk. No longer was folk art any one thing, his approach was as a man of his generation & distinctly his own…each painting is filled with narrative, but wide open to new and personal interpretation, which often evolve with us in subsequent viewings. Michael Banks created a bridge that many of the painters we represent here at American Folk have successfully crossed. Michael infused the genre with a decidedly contemporary heart and soul. His relevance remains….We have just received 2 new paintings from Michael, to see all of his paintings, and to learn more : http://www.amerifolk.com/artists/michael-banks/
If you have questions or would like to purchase something simply call 828-281-2134. We are here Monday – Saturday 10 – 6 and Sundays NOON – 5.
Within the pages of our website and the walls of the gallery, you will see a variety of selectively curated contemporary self-taught artists. Painters, Whittlers, Carvers & Potters, American Folk presents makers from South Louisiana all the way to Massachusetts with one goal in mind: To expose the world to the creative powers and originality of our regional artists. Their visions bring life, color, joy and complexity to our gallery and to your home. Self-taught art ranges from what is referred to as primitive all the way to exquisitely contemporary. All of our artists are living and working today, some have garnered world wide attention, some are exclusive to American Folk….all have a unique way of expressing their world & their hearts. We are inspired by them every day….
Thank-you for your interest & enthusiasm. We love the artists we represent & we love you for helping to support them, which, in turn, allows them to continue to explore & create….
For more information or to purchase artwork, call us at 828-281-2134 or email us at email@example.com.
We are OPEN, year round, 7 days a week, Monday – Saturday 10 – 6, Sunday Noon – 5.