Sam Ezell
We are happy to be living in Sam Ezell’s home town! Turns out, Sam is one of the nicest folks anyone could share a town with. You can count on Sam to help out a neighbor or a stranger. He works full-time handling maintenance at a local shopping center where he has a little studio with fancy birdhouses out front.
Like ourselves, some years back Sam became interested in folk art and began to travel around getting to know the artists. He didn’t consider himself an artist back then. He says he didn’t even do the painting at his regular job handling maintenance at a local shopping center. That started to change when he paid a visit to artist Bernice Sims. Sam and Bernice hit it off right away & Sam promised to lend a hand with whatever she needed. At the end of the visit she directed him to “go home & paint me a picture.” Sam protested that he didn’t know how to paint, but there was no way to turn down her request. So he gave it a try and found himself having a good time doing it.
Sam developed a close relationship with his friend and mentor, which he maintained until Bernice passed away in 2014. When we visited her shortly before her death, she told us, “Sam is my BEST friend!”
Sam hasn’t stopped painting or enjoying it. Now he says he likes it more than fishing. He uses bold shapes and bright colors to make joyful paintings of happy times. People are dressed up and having fun. Skies are blue, the sun is shining, birds have houses, and chickens come in lots of colors. Condiments have their own sense of pride. Sam paints just for fun, and his only goal is to make you smile.
Sam recently painted some portraits of historic buildings in Hillsborough, NC, for an art exhibit that we curated at our local public library. The paintings got such a great reaction from our community, we decided to turn them into notecards. Now residents and visitors can find them around town or here on our website.
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FROM THE LIST
Hillsborough, NC
GONE FISHIN
24.5" x 18.5"
acrylic on board
$125
PLAY BALL
24.5" x 32.5"
acrylic on board
$175
PLAYING CHIEF
24.5" x 32.5"
acrylic on board
$175
HEBO'S NIGHT CLUB & CHURCH
32.5" x 24.5"
acrylic on board
$200
FARM HOUSE
24.5" x 24.5"
acrylic on board
$150
FANSEE LADIE
24.5" x 32.5"
acrylic on board
$175
"PICTURE HILLSBOROUGH" NOTECARDS
featuring Sam Ezell's Hillsborough paintings

available in 3 packs of assorted cards
5 notecards + 5 envelopes
blank inside
$12 per pack
Pack #1
Pack #2
Pack #3
"PICTURE HILLSBOROUGH" PAINTINGS
Sam's paintings of historic Hillsborough landmarks
All sold online are unframed.
BELLEVUE
20" x 16"
acrylic on canvas
$175
THE BURWELL SCHOOL
20" x 16"
acrylic on canvas
$175
THE COLONIAL INN
20" x 16"
acrylic on canvas
SOLD
THE OLD COURTHOUSE
16" x 20"
acrylic on canvas
SOLD
DUAL SUPPLY CO
24" x 18"
acrylic on canvasboard
SOLD
VISITORS CENTER
16" x 20"
acrylic on canvas
$175
ROSEMOND/GATTIS
HOUSE
20" x 16"
acrylic on canvas
$175
OLD SHERIFF'S OFFICE
16" x 20"
acrylic on canvas
$175
FREELAND HOUSE
36" x 24"
acrylic on canvas
$225
REED ORDINARY
20" x 16"
acrylic on canvas
SOLD
LATTA BROTHERS TRACTOR SERVICE
20" x 16"
acrylic on canvas
$175
TWIN CHIMNEYS
20" x 16"
acrylic on canvas
SOLD
DURHAM HOUSE
20" x 16"
acrylic on canvas
$175
MIDLAWN
20" x 16"
acrylic on canvas
$175
TEARDROPS
20" x 16"
acrylic on canvas
$175
CHECK OUT "SAM"
a new film about Sam Ezell
by Justin Wallace
of Film Odyssey
www.filmodyssey.com

Watch it here or follow the links below:
Film Odyssey on Vimeo
Hillsborough Chamber of Commerce on YouTube
FLOWERS
16" x 20"
acrylic on canvas
$150
DUKE'S MAYONNAISE
16" x 20"
acrylic on canvas
SOLD
MT OLIVE PICKLES
16" x 20"
acrylic on canvas
$175
VAN GOGH'S BEDROOM
20" x 16"
acrylic on canvas
$200
BROWN CHICKEN
20" x 16"
acrylic on canvas
$150