Description: "Shakers" Mixed Media Folk Art
Measures: 15.5 X 11.5 image; 15 X 19 artist self framed under glass nicks, loss on frame.
Signature: Lower right and verso
Condition: Very good
Note: Purchased directly from the artist
Shipping : $20
Notes: This is artist Paul Nickel’s tribute to the Shaker Spirituality in an delightful use of paint ,cut canvas and found objects. Dancing was a key expression of Shaker spirituality, and was often described as a spiritual and physical means through which the Believers could shake off their sins. (Courtesy Hancock Shaker Village)
Paul Nickel, "Welsh" is a New Jersey artist who constructs his work in the American Folk Art tradition. His inspiration comes from old samplers. He laboriously paints, cuts and applies canvas, and found objects, and self frames them. He signs the pieces Welsh He takes the tradition a step further with his incredible take on his subjects. He was in the Merchant Marine so many of his subjects are ships or sea related. He also draws from Americana for his subjects. He is widely and enthusiastically collected . Anyone who has been lucky enough to own one of his pieces usually comes back for more.
Mr Nickel died in a car accident in 2008.