Artists come in all shapes and ages, each sensing an inner voice as they create.
Some folk art is distinguished from fine art only by the surface that displays it. The folk artist usually prefers a functional surface; move that design to canvas or watercolor paper and voila~it magically becomes fine art. Yes, "whimsy" and "primitive," can be fine art.
The interesting part is that more is required of the folk artist. The chosen surface must be prepped, then sealed, base coated, decorated, and protected with several coats of varnish. It is the satisfaction in touching. Now the art work can be held, examined in the hands, turned, admired, and employed for its utilitarian purpose. It is my opinion that an object can be serviceable and fine art!
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