Happy Birthday: Minnie Evans

Minnie Evans is an American surreal/visionary/folk artist born on December 12th.

She didn’t start making art until she was 43 and was working as a garden gatekeeper. The plants surrounding her daily made their way into her compositions as do religious themes. Her work became very popular during her lifetime. She has a day named after her in Greenville, North Carolina and a documentary was made about her in the early 1980’s: “The Angel That Stands By Me: Minnie Evans’ Art”

"I have no imagination. I never plan a drawing, they just happen. In a dream it was shown to me what I have to do, of paintings. The whole entire horizon all the way across the whole earth was out together like this with pictures. All over my yard, up all the sides of trees and everywhere were pictures."Minnie Evans