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Floria Yancey

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Floria Yancey lives in southern Georgia in her folk art environment consisting of her home, studio, gallery and church…yes, she’s an Ordained Minister.  The sixteenth child of an eighteen-child family of sharecroppers. Working in the fields, Floria's childhood dream of going to art school was just not in the cards. So she grew up and went to work earning a living as a seamstress and raising a family. When health problems caused her to leave her job, she unexpectedly had time for art. She taught herself to paint and has never looked back. Her artistic inspiration comes from her family heritage, her childhood memories, her faith, and her wild imagination.

Floria's artwork encompasses a wide variety of styles. She does not feel restricted to any category. Most paintings are on wood with hand-decorated or hand-made frames. She also paints on art paper.

 

 

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