Catchin Butterflies - Jim Weaver
"When we were kids we tried to catch butterflies. We would use our granddaddy and uncle's dip nets to catch the butterflies. We could never catch any because they could get out of the net. The fun was the chase." - Jim Weaver speaking about the piece.
This painting is 14 x 11" and is acrylic on canvase.
I was born in 1943 in the small town of Sheffield, AL. I found out later in life that the section of town I was raised in was called Hooligans’ Corner. I started painting at the age of 60. I’ve been painting since 2004. I started doing shows and selling my work in 2005. I paint my memories of growing up in the late 1940s and 1950s. My work has been described as simple, naïve, and childlike. I enjoy seeing people’s reactions to my work. I get smiles, tears, outright laughter. I want my work to make people feel good, because I feel good when I create it.