Chasing Joy

Chasing Joy

Welcome to Chasing Joy!

To make a purchase, simply call the gallery: 828-281-2134 We can arrange for pickup or shipping, whatever your heart desires!

A very central theme at American Folk is joyful artwork, and often, that’s one of the first things visitors to the gallery comment on: how bright and spirited our space feels. The artists we represent create with joy in their hearts, and folks can sense that energy as soon as they walk through the door.

For many of the artists represented at American Folk, finding happiness and delight in their surroundings and in their connections is what drives their work. “Chasing Joy” is a celebration of all those precious things that make our hearts beat faster: the exhilaration of birds in flight, the wild abandon of romping children, the deep, soul-nourishing communion with nature, or the quiet glee that comes from being close to someone who shares part of your soul.

Featuring new work from Lonnie & Twyla Money, Danette Sperry, Ellen Langford, Jackson Hammack, Tres Taylor, Jack Klippel, and Peter Loose, join us as we embrace all the things that bring us joy!

“Chasing Joy” will be on view in the gallery Friday June 7th – Wednesday June 26th.

Selected Works

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Ellen Langford, Becoming of the Day

Acrylic Paint on Stretched Canvas
size: 48 X 48"
$4,300.- (LAN337)

Ellen Langford, So Many of Us

Acrylic Paint on Stretched Canvas
size: 36 X 12"
$1,100.- (LAN335)

Ellen Langford, I'd Fly With You If I Could (SOLD)

Acrylic Paint on Stretched Canvas
size: 12 X 12"
$500.- (LAN332)

Ellen Langford, Flights of Frolic (SOLD)

Acrylic Paint on Stretched Canvas
size: 48 X 36"
$3,600.- (LAN331)

Ellen Langford, Bluebird Softshoe

Acrylic Paint on Stretched Canvas
size: 48 X 60"
$5,000.- (LAN338)

Ellen Langford, Do You Believe In Magic

Acrylic Paint on Stretched Canvas
size: 60 X 48"
$5,000.- (LAN330)

Ellen Langford, Just Us Down Here

Acrylic Paint on Stretched Canvas
size: 12 X 12"
$500.- (LAN333)

Ellen Langford, Dance of the Cloudy Night Skies

Acrylic Paint on Stretched Canvas
size: 36 X 12"
$1,100.- (LAN336)

Ellen Langford, If Only We Could

Acrylic Paint on Stretched Canvas
size: 12 X 12"
$500.- (LAN334)

Tres Taylor, Putting Down Roots

Acrylic Paint & other Media on Tarpaper, Mounted on Wood
size: 36 X 36"
$2,800.- (TT376)

Tres Taylor, Halo of Joy

Acrylic Paint & other Media on Tarpaper, Mounted on Wood
size: 24 X 32" Approx. Size of Main Figure
$1,500.- (TT381)

Tres Taylor, To Catch a Muse

Acrylic Paint & other Media on Tarpaper, Mounted on Wood
size: 36 X 36"
$2,800.- (TT377)

Tres Taylor, Drifting & Dreaming

Acrylic Paint & other Media on Tarpaper, Mounted on Wood
size: 40 X 26" Approx. Size
$1,200.- (TT379)

Tres Taylor, Blushing Monk Tarpestry

Acrylic Paint & other Media on Tarpaper
size: 9 X 36"
$500.- (TT386)

Tres Taylor, Floating on a Breeze

Acrylic Paint & other Media on Tarpaper, Mounted on Wood
size: 43 X 24" Approx. Size
$1,200.- (TT378)

Tres Taylor, True Blue Gentleman Tarpestry

Acrylic Paint & other Media on Tarpaper
size: 9 X 36"
$500.- (TT384)

Tres Taylor, Inner Child

Acrylic Paint & other Media on Tarpaper, Mounted on Wood
size: 36 X 36"
$2,800.- (TT375)

Tres Taylor, Lady Saffron Tarpestry

Acrylic Paint & other Media on Tarpaper
size: 9 X 36"
$500.- (TT385)

Tres Taylor, With You on My Mind

Acrylic Paint & other Media on Tarpaper, Mounted on Wood
size: 38 X 26" Approx. Size
$1,200.- (TT380)

Tres Taylor, Sunset Pirogue (SOLD)

Acrylic Paint & other Media on Tarpaper, Mounted on Wood
size: 24 X 24"
$1,200.- (TT383)

Jackson Hammack, Noble Grace

Layered Oil & Acrylic Paints on Masonite, Frame Built by Artist
size: 49 X 49"
$4,500.- (JHK120)

Tres Taylor, Midnight Stroll (SOLD)

Acrylic Paint & other Media on Tarpaper, Mounted on Wood
size: 24 X 24"
$1,200.- (TT382)

Jackson Hammack, Guardian Spirit Gaze

Layered Oil & Acrylic Paints on Masonite, Frame Built by Artist
size: 24 7/8 X 19"
$1,600.- (JHK116)

Jackson Hammack, Rhythm of Life

Layered Oil & Acrylic Paints on Masonite, Frame Built by Artist
size: 25 X 25"
$1,800.- (JHK117)

Jackson Hammack, Stay Wild Moon Child

Layered Oil & Acrylic Paints on Masonite, Frame Built by Artist
size: 24 7/8 X 37"
$2,200.- (JHK121)

Lonnie & Twyla Money, Birds in Flight

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint
size: 7" Wingspan, Approx. Size
$ 54.- Each (LM177)

Jackson Hammack, Optimistic Joy

Layered Oil & Acrylic Paints on Masonite, Frame Built by Artist
size: 25 X 31"
$2,200.- (JHK118)

Lonnie & Twyla Money, Polka Dot Yellow Snake

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint
size: 37 1/4" Long
$235.- (LM301)

Lonnie & Twyla Money, Bluebirds on Driftwood

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint, Wire Feet, Natural Driftwood Base
size: 31 3/4" Long
$325.- (LM304)

Lonnie & Twyla Money, Mama Possum & Babies (SOLD)

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint
size: 14" Tall
$245.- (LM300)

Lonnie & Twyla Money, Cardinals on Driftwood

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint, Wire Feet, Natural Driftwood Base
size: 26 1/6" Tall
$325.- (LM305)

Lonnie & Twyla Money, Green Garden Snake

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint
size: 36 3/4" Long
$235.- (LM302)

Lonnie & Twyla Money, Woodpecker Family

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint, Wire Feet, Natural Driftwood Base
size: 24 1/4" Tall
$450.- (LM303)

Danette Sperry, Blossoms of Sunshine

Acrylic Paint & Textural Media on Wood w/ Frame built & painted by artist
size: 24 X 32"
$3,250.- (DSP150)

Danette Sperry, Season of Harvest

Acrylic Paint & Textural Media on Wood w/ Frame built & painted by artist
size: 48 X 18"
$4,000.- (DSP153)

Danette Sperry, In Flight

Acrylic Paint & Textural Media on Wood w/ Frame built & painted by artist
size: 24 X 32"
$4,000.- (DSP156)

Danette Sperry, Chickadee-dee-dee Delight

Acrylic Paint & Textural Media on Wood w/ Frame built & painted by artist
size: 20 X 20"
$1,550.- (DSP157)

Danette Sperry, Flicker Tree

Acrylic Paint & Textural Media on Wood w/ Frame built & painted by artist
size: 20 X 48"
$4,000.- (DSP152)

Danette Sperry, Every Which Way

Acrylic Paint & Textural Media on Wood w/ Frame built & painted by artist
size: 20 X 20"
$1,650.- (DSP154)

Danette Sperry, Cherry Pickers

Acrylic Paint & Textural Media on Wood w/ Frame built & painted by artist
size: 24 X 16"
$1,550.- (DSP155)

Danette Sperry, Cherries for Two

Acrylic Paint & Textural Media on Wood w/ Frame built & painted by artist
size: 20 X 20"
$1,450.- (DSP158)

Danette Sperry, Garden Social

Acrylic Paint & Textural Media on Wood w/ Frame built & painted by artist
size: 32 X 24"
$3,300.- (DSP151)

Jack Klippel, Tufted Titmouse

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint
size: 5 1/4 X 3 5/8"
$145.- (JK181)

Peter Loose, Sky Bird Swirl

Acrylic Paint on Salvaged Corkboard
size: 19 3/8 X 24 1/8"
$550.- (PL134)

Jack Klippel, Goldfinch

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint, Natural Wood Base
size: 4 X 3 3/8"
$145.- (JK179)

Jack Klippel, White Nuthatch (SOLD)

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint, Wood Base
size: 4 X 3"
$145.- (JK182)

Peter Loose, Chasing the Sun

Acrylic Paint on Salvaged Lunch Tray
size: 18 3/8 X 14"
$375.- (PL135)

Jack Klippel, Baltimore Oriole (SOLD)

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint, Natural Wood Base
size: 5 1/4 X 3 3/4"
$145.- (JK178)

Jack Klippel, Painted Bunting

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint, Wood Base
size: 4 3/4 X 3 5/8"
$145.- (JK180)

Peter Loose, Sky Bird Chase

Acrylic Paint on Wood
size: 42 1/4 X 4 5/8"
$375.- (PL137)

Jack Klippel, Eastern Bluebird (SOLD)

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint, Wood Base
size: 4 1/4 X 3"
$145.- (JK184)

Peter Loose, Sky Bird Eye (SOLD)

Acrylic Paint on Wood
size: 25 3/4 X 6 1/2"
$375.- (PL136)

Jack Klippel, Carolina Chickadee (SOLD)

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint, Wood Base
size: 4 X 3"
$145.- (JK183)