Join local folk art collector David Field, and take a wandering trip around, thinking about folk art – what does not apply; how does one define it; what does one appreciate when one views and acquires folk art. There are some categories and regional differences that are worth thinking about, and lastly – a love affair with a few pieces that I have had over the years.
About the Presenter
Folk art – I buy it, I research it, sell it, I collect it and I live with it. For over 40 years I have been interested in folk art in all its forms. I grew up professionally as an engineer but fed my esthetic side as a collector and dealer in folk art. I acquired my first piece in the Middle East in the 1970’s – a painted window shutter. On return to Canada, and purchasing an 1850’s house in Eastern Ontario, I worked at learning about and acquiring folk art pieces that spoke to me. I have written for the former Upper Canadian on folk artists. My folk art collection has been on display at the Lennox & Addington Museum and I continue to deal in folk art and Canadiana as Croydon House Antiques.