A very special shout out to all the mothers out there. The one and only true heroes who would be celebrated each and everyday if I were in charge.
I am lucky enough to have a very good one, I am married to a great one, and we have three super talented ones right here on the FolkArtwork Collective. See their beautiful work below!
Sarah Lee // Three monster toddlers
SARAH LEE Three monster toddlers (2022-2023) // Acrylic on Canvas Paper
SARAH LEE is a self-taught Irish artist and illustrator working in London. Working full-time as a nurse and at a charity that runs workshops for people with mental health conditions. When she isn’t working or spending time with her daughter, Sarah paints every chance she gets as it is her passion.
Reneesha Mccoy // Untitled (FA 008)
RENEESHA MCCOY Untitled (FA 008) (2023) // Mixed media on natural cream card stock
RENEESHA MCCOY is a self-taught artist who began her artistic practice in 2019, living and working in North Carolina. She works primarily in acrylics and oil pastels, though in some of her works you’ll notice the additional exploration of various mediums like colored pencil, ink, and paint markers.
Jackie Bradshaw // Climbing out of the black hole and taking you with me
JACKIE BRADSHAW Climbing out of the black hole and taking you with me (c. 2020) // Mixed media, watercolour, gouache, oil pastel, acrylic and watercolour pencil
JACKIE BRADSHAW is a neurodivergent, endometriosis warrior folk/outsider artist from Kitchener Ontario Canada. I worked as a PSW for many years until the birth of my son when I had a small home daycare and would use the kids’ leftover paints to make mirror image paintings which I would add ink or crayon to pull out images that I could see in the splatters of paint. I got obsessed and made hundreds of them and continued making art since as a means to quiet my mind and body.
I am amazed by anyone who has the talent and inspiration to create. When they do that on top of working as mothers, I am even more blown away. Thanks to all the amazing moms and anyone who has stepped in to be that motherly figure in someone’s life.
We couldn’t do it without you!
About the FolkArtwork Collective
It brings me great pleasure to introduce the FolkArtwork Collective — a fantastic group of self-taught and emerging artists from across the globe. Jackie Bradshaw, Esteban Whiteside, Sarah Lee, Noel Hatfield, and Peppermint House are the first artists to bring original artwork directly to the FolkArtwork web store on both FolkArtwork.art/shop and directly on Instagram. As of April 2023, I am happy to announce the introduction of Jordan Sullivan and Reneesha Mccoy to the FolkArtwork Collective.
After four years of running this account, sharing daily art by great outsider and self-taught artists who are no longer with us, I am thrilled to share this space with current artists to assist in their artistic journey and bring their artwork to the masses and maybe to a home near you.
I am excited to see FolkArtwork evolve and grow. It will continue to share daily outsider artwork by some of the greatest artists ever, pictures from travels across the country, visiting unknown and hidden art environments, and now offering original artwork for sale.