Ruby C. Williams
Along the highways of central Florida, there are plenty of produce stands offering just-picked local crops. But the stand run by Ruby C. Williams is definitely unique. Ruby and her family farm the same land that has been in their family since slavery. Some years back while waiting for the next car to stop, Ruby began painting signs on scrap wood advertising the butterbeans, strawberries and other seasonal goodies that she had on hand. The painted signs soon became as popular as the produce. Ruby’s bright paintings are rich with folk wisdom and observations of human behavior. Over the years she has developed many recurring characters and phrases. Her little produce stand/artist studio has become a colorful environment where the local community holds an annual celebration in her honor. Check out Ruby’s website on folkvine: www.folkvine.org/ruby/home.html.  
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Plant City, FL
PIANO PLAYING COW
18.5" x 14"
acrylic on wood
$300
SOPHISCATED PERSON
24" x 13"
acrylic on wood
SOLD
SO SWEET BERRY
12.25" x 18"
acrylic on wood
$150
NIGHT CREEPER
30" x 10"
acrylic on wood
$225
I SING BEACAUSE I AM HAPPY
32" x 11.5"
acrylic on wood
$400
Ruby's art was featured on the cover of The Folk Art Messenger magazine, published by The Folk Art Society of America. Her produce stand/art gallery will be one of the tour stops for the group's annual conference.
CONGRATULATIONS RUBY!
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT
THE FOLK ART SOCIETY OF AMERICA
VISIT THEIR WEBSITE: www.folkart.org
FARM BABY DUCK
24.5" x 12"
acrylic on wood
$275
IT WILL GET BETTER
16.5" x 18"
acrylic on wood
$175
TIRED OF BEING THE GOOD GUY
25" x 16"
acrylic on wood
$400
IT COSTS TO HATE
24" x 13"
acrylic on wood
$175
THE JACK ASS TALKS
18" x 15.5"
acrylic on wood
$200
TALKING YOUR MESS
13.5" x 15"
acrylic on wood
$150
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