Maud Lewis was a Canadian folk artist who lived in a tiny little house with her beloved husband. They were very poor and Maud had limited mobility due to juvenile arthritis. Her mother introduced her to watercolour painting when she was young and got her to make Christmas cards for sale. This was the beginning of a long art career for Maud. When she got married and moved in with her husband she started making paintings and selling them from out the front of her house. She also painted her house… the walls, furniture and cupboards. It seemed no surface was safe from Maud’s paint ♥ Maud achieved national recognition in her later years and since her death her works and her restored house are on permanent display at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. Folk artists often don’t get as much recognition but they should and Muad’s work is innocent, colourful and fabulous.
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