Size: 20"W x 16"H x 0.3"D
Year Created: 2017
The farm I grew up on in the Midwest, during the 1960's &70's was much different from the ones you see today. We had an old wooden farrowing house, which is a small barn structure with wood slat stalls that the Momma pigs would lie in and give birth. I remember many nights doing homework, sitting in the fresh straw under the light of a heat lamp...waiting for the "little pigs" to come. I would help them along, clean them off, clean and change the straw bedding and then get them all settled & situated to nurse. This piece comes from those memories.
Original artwork is soft pastel on a prepared hardboard panel.
David Hinds grew up on a poor river bottom farm during the 60's & 70's. He believes that his creativity was fostered out of necessity on this family farm. Although he didn't start painting until 2015, it was never far from his thoughts. Growing up just down the road from famed folk artist George Colin had left an indelible impression. With the passing of George, David decided that he himself probably wasn't going to get any younger and that just another day was too long not to paint. And so he does, almost every day! David's artwork is whimsical in nature, often calling on his rich childhood memories. Telling a story and making a connection with the viewer is a sought after goal. Working in bold colors with his unique style brings a vibrant energy to each and every piece. Being a self-taught artist David has discovered that at times, some of his best work comes from happy accidents.