Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Ernest Lee, Self Taught Artist

Ernest Lee is a self taught artist who sets up on the side of the road in Columbia, SC. Most of his work is what he calls funky chickens and palm trees.  Once I heard him tell a purchaser that he didn't know what to paint, but everybody liked chickens... so he paints chickens.  I drive by the spot where Ernest sets up on my way to work and he always has someone there buying.  Chickens are $70 each or 3 for $100. 

If you have a chance to talk to Ernest you find that he is a caring guy who really loves people and is moved by current events. His best works are based on current events and popular culture. 

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