BEBO ...aka...John Paul Daniel
I am an outsider artist. I make my art out of sawmill lumber and other found materials. I sculpt the wood with my saw and sander into shapes of fish, snakes, gators and other critters, flowers, butterflies, etc. I make all sizes from a few inches to 15 feet long. I paint them using enamel paint so that the pieces can be hung outside if you want to. I also make angels and signs with inspirational messages on them. I paint them to remind me how to live. I am a musician and I love the blues, so I make “Bluesmen”, too. God has blessed me through my art.
It makes me smile and laugh making all my artwork. When people buy a piece of my art, the main thing they say to me is, “it makes me happy, it makes me smile”. I try to give people a sense of hope. If I can do it you can too. I wake up in the morning and ask God to help me that day, and at night I thank him for helping me. He hasn’t let me down. . I hope that I can inspire others to enjoy life and live in peace.
I first started making art in 1993. Since that time I have met so many people and made so many friends. My art has blessed me and my hope is that my art can be a blessing to others.
PLEASE NOTE: Most of Bebo's cut-outs are heavy solid wood and
all have a HEAVY COAT of Polyurethane for use OUTDOORS!
In addition to being a great folk artist, our friend BEBO is a talented musician, singer and songwriter. His latest recording is this song "THERE'S NO GETTING OVER YOU". The lyrics gives us chills. It was written as a tribute to his late wife Betty Blair that he lost just a few months ago. Betty was such a sweetheart and they had been married for a long time. It was built on the Love of God, Love of Family and Love of each other. What a beautiful tribute to her and a reminder to all of us, that we won’t have each other forever but our faith is in God and we know we will meet again! May we all find that ONE TRUE LOVE! LISTEN HERE
It is a pleasure to represent BEBO in our gallery