My Parents’ Farm, 1980 Memory painter Mattie Lou O’Kelley based all of her artwork on her youth in rural Georgia. In My Parents’ Farm, she transforms her childhood home into a patchwork quilt of farms, forests, and rivers. The painting, reproduced for this 500-piece puzzle, demonstrates the bright colors and simple, pointillistic technique that make O’Kelley a beloved folk artist.
- WARNING: Choking hazard—small parts. Not suitable for children under 3 years.
- Box size: 8.625 x 10.625 x 1.875 in.
- Puzzle size: 18 x 24 in.
About the ARTIST Mattie Lou O’Kelley lived most of her life in isolation. Born on a farm in Georgia, she attended school until ninth grade but then quit to help out at home. When her father died and the farm was sold, O’Kelley moved to the small town of Maysville, Georgia, and worked a variety of jobs, including waitressing, making yarn, and sewing work clothes. She began to paint in her fifties and created idyllic scenes that showed farm life at the turn of the twentieth century. She lived briefly in New York and West Palm Beach, but soon left city life to return to Georgia, where she could “paint and paint and stay at home.”
About the Company: Pomegranate Encountering art daily can improve your life. When you gather with family to piece together a puzzle, send a handwritten note to a friend because it was the perfect artwork for them, or sit and admire the stack of art books that turned your living room into a cozy gallery. When art is available you can revisit it any time; an at-home gallery is never closed.