Granny's Fryin' Chicken Tonight - Jim Weaver

  • "My granny was a little lady who weighed about 90 pounds. Although she lived in a small town, we had chickens. Whenever we were going to have chicken for supper, we would have to help hem the chickens up so she could catch one. She would catch the chicken and wring its neck. Then, she would pluck the chicken. We would have chicken for supper. She had wiry hair. Someday she will get me for painting her hair like this."-Jim Weaver

     This painting is acrylic on board and is approximately 12"x12"x0.5".

  • 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.

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