#Affordable Art! Priced to sell at live shows along with the CD's on my 'merch table', these images are photographic prints of my Mississippi and Southern-style original pieces - inspired by songs from the 'Professin' the Blues' album, and photos from the CD package design of 'Blues for Hard Times'. Print images are 8' x 10', mounted in 12' x 14' very light cream card mat and backed by foam core board, packaged in a cello envelope and posted in rigid mailers. Signed, with a bonus 'fortune telling' playing card. Click on image to enlarge.
An old church building behind my house was painted a beautiful strong blue. This became the ‘signature’ theme colour for my ‘Box & Dice’ album, with the cigar box guitar of the same name photographed here framed in one of the old hall windows.
Based on a song from the album ‘Professin’ the Blues’ this assemblage features Mardi Gras beads from Teddy’s Juke Joint, Louisiana, with a patch from Tater Red’s on Beale St, Memphis and painted poker chips, bone and bottle caps...
With Mardi Gras beads from Teddy’s iconic Juke Joint in Louisiana, this piece (based on a song from the ‘Professin’ the Blues’ album) also incorporates a ‘Day of the Dead’ clergyman, a souvenir from one of my recording trips to Austin, Texas.
‘Our Lady of Guadalupe’ came from Mexico, a port-of-call souvenir while playing on the USA Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise. Here, she is reflected in the shiny front of my Beeton resonator guitar. This photo was part of the CD package design for my ‘Blues for Hard Times’ album.
Another photographic image from the ‘Blues for Hard Times’ album - this moody shot of my Beeton resonator guitar was taken late at night, against a looming deadline for album artwork! It marks the beginning of my recent love affair with photography and folk art.
Hand-made embossing foil ‘Milagros’ heart combined with playing cards, beads and lucky charms, this piece is inspired by the song of the same name on the ‘Professin’ the Blues’ album. The small decorated canvas is shown against the backdrop of a crimson pashmina, bought when I was on tour in New York city.
So many relocations! This little painted & decorated canvas was photographed on a ’bed’ of maps from the local telephone book, just before we left town to search (again!) for a new home. The song of the same name can be found on my ‘Professin’ the Blues’ album, and is inspired by a sermon from The Preacher based on Jeremiah 6:16
A detail from a series of pieces responding to the many ‘flood’ stories of the Clarence River, near my new home. The background is constructed from layers of glued tissue paper, soft pencil and acrylic washes, with the angel fashioned from embossing foil with oil- painted decoration. The beautiful ballad that inspired this image is on my ‘Professin’ the Blues’ album.