Cracker's Chasin' Granny's Chickens - Jim Weaver
This 14 x 11" acrylic on canvas comes from Jim Weaver's childhood with his grandma. Jim has this to say, "sometimes Cracker would chase Granny's chickens. Cracker never caught a chicken, because if she had Granny would have tried to kill her."
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.