“When I was coming apart and leaving the ministry, I turned to creating art - writing songs and doing tar board paintings. I arrived at this style after trying a lot of different stuff. I figured I was just weird. I kept them hid from the public eye. Well now I am sharing them with the world. I hope you like them.”
~ Abe's Story ~
This is the Folk Art of Abe Partridge from the cultural ghetto of Mobile, Alabama. I left Mobile when I was 18 in pursuit of a Theological education. I attended 4 bible colleges in 4 years... partly because I couldn't follow rules, partly because I knew better. I became a pastor of a small Independent Baptist Church in the Appalachians of Eastern Kentucky at 25 years old. When I was 27 years old I became acquainted with a horrible depression. I left the ministry and turned to Art. I have wrote songs and made paintings like these for years. Only after joining the military and going to war did I decide to begin sharing my art with the world. I never took a songwriting class, nor have I ever had an art class. I always just thought I was weird... Rethink preconceived notions. Question authority. Create new methods of survival. See beauty. - Abe
~ The Process ~
Abe's art work is made with roofing tar that is thinly applied to ply wood and cured for 30 days. He then carves his images in the tar with a screw driver or an ice pick. Finally, he paints the tar with acrylic paints and seals it with a clear acrylic automotive sealer.
ART PRINTS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE
1. CLICK "ADD TO CART"
2. PLEASE SPECIFY THE NAME OF THE PRINT YOU WANT IN THE "NOTES" SECTION DURING CHECKOUT.
(TO FIND THE NAME AND SIZE OF THE PRINT, SIMPLY CLICK ON THE IMAGE).
**ATTENTION!!** WE USE A THIRD PARTY TO MAKE OUR HIGH QUALITY PRINTS. PLEASE ALLOW UP TO 2 - 3 WEEKS FOR SHIPPING.
PAINTINGS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE
BELOW ARE THE CURRENT ORIGINAL PAINTINGS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE
(CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO SEE THE SIZE AND NAME OF THE PAINTING)
** IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PURCHASING AN ORIGINAL, PLEASE EMAIL ABE AT ALABAMAASTRONAUT@YAHOO.COM.
ABE ALSO DOES COMMISSIONS!
12 X 12 - $200
12 X 24 - $350
24 X 24 - $500