A folk artist creates unique art that goes against traditional rules and is primarily a reflection of its cultural background. They are often self-taught artists that lack formal training.
Farm Steading on Good Friday is a lovely, freshly painted watercolour of a farm and its buildings and surrounding landscape. A steading traditionally marks the boundary of two parishes. This was painted in 1950 at a time of austerity and continued rationing post war. The artist R.G. Howard, of whom we know nothing, is making a celebration of the place and specific season. The ramshackle buildings with chickens in the foreground and landscape beyond herald in the spring and there is an air of joyous optimism.