Jessie LaVon

Hale County

Folk Art Painting

Jessie LaVon’s statements regarding her paintings are her own and not edited.

I was born a sharecropper’s daughter in 1955 to Geneva Yelverton. My paintings show a forgotten past and reflects the disappearing scenes of the south. I capture my family’s way of life from the early 1900’s to the late 1970’s.

My first canvases were made when mama and nanny boiled rabbit bones to make a glue and they would dip pieces of white linen cloth in the rabbit glue. My paint was made from post hole muds, berries, plants and coffee grounds.

My family has always had the snake tree. They would go down to the creek and kill a snake then hang it up on a hollored cypress tree then do the ceremonie to make it rain for the much needed crops. My snake tree is copyrighted.

I use life and nature to gather inspirations for my art. I am at peace when I paint. Painting is a haunting beauty to me. The south feeds my soul.

My art is dedicated to my late nephew fallen hero Spec4 Andrew Hand who died on July 24, 2010 in Afghanistan. He was 25 years old. And to my late beloved mama who is dancing in the sky with Andrew.

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Camping
Camping Price: $142.00
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You can feel the joy of the outdoors from this painting.  There are two boys playing in a lake in front of a tent.  There is a woman tending to a fire and opposite her, you can see a young man fishing.  There is another man in the background carrying fire logs.  This painting is the perfect image of camping. Jessie LaVon- Camping; 11X14, acrylic on canvas; signed by the artist This painting you will receive may have a variance in the details, in order to make it one of a...

Snake Tree Ceremony
Snake Tree Ceremony Price: $142.00
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Jessie Lavon- Snake Tree Ceremony; 11X14, acrylic on canvas; signed by the artist

Playing Jazz
Playing Jazz Price: $142.00
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Playing Jazz by Jessie LaVon depicts a family having a great time with music and jazz songs.  It is an acrylic on canvas.Jessie LaVon- Playing Jazz; 11X14, acrylic on canvas

Picking Cotton
Picking Cotton Price: $142.00
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This painting features two women working together picking cotton.  The field is a lavender color with dots of white symbolizing cotton.  This painting shows the hard work that picking cotton requires during those hot Alabama days. Jessie LaVon- Picking Cotton; 11X14, acrylic on canvas; signed by the artist This painting you will receive may have a variance in the details, in order to make it one of a kind, than the shown photos. ...

Catching Lightning Bugs
Catching Lightning Bugs Price: $142.00
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Ever caught lightning bugs in a jar with your brothers and sisters? This painting will bring you back to those summer nights when you would pass the time by trying to beat your siblings in the amount of lightning bugs you caught. Jessie LaVon-Catching Lightning Bugs; 11X14, acrylic on canvas

Roasting Marshmellows
Roasting Marshmellows Price: $142.00
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In this acrylic painting, you can see a family of six sitting around fires and roasting marshmallows.  In the background, the light of the moon shines brightly behind a white and blue house.  You can almost smell the fire and burning marshmallows. Jessie Lavon: Roasting Marshmallows; acrylic painting on canvas,11"x14"

Spring Tonic
Spring Tonic Price: $142.00
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 In this painting, you can see children lining up to get "Spring Tonic" from a woman.  Behind the children, you can see some kids hiding under a table.  There is a also a small white house with clothes hanging on the line beside it. Jessie Lavon: Spring Tonic (acrylic on canvas) 11"x14"; signed by the artist  The painting you will receive may have a variance in the details, in order to make it one of a kind, than the shown photos. ...

Eating Watermellon
Eating Watermellon Price: $142.00
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Close your eyes and picture biting into a juicy, cold watermelon.  Lavon's painting is a wonderful image of those hot summer days where all you want to do is bite into a cool watermelon.  There are four people sitting on the ground in front of two houses munching on slices of watermelon. Jessie Lavon: Eating Watermellon; 11x14, acrylic on canvas; signed by the artistThis painting you will receive may have a variance in the details, in order to make it one of a kind, than the shown...

The Farm
The Farm Price: $142.00
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"The Farm" is a painting that features three children sitting on the ground.  Two of which are shelling peas, while the little boy is picking tomatoes.  In the background, a woman is stirring a pot while another is sweeping off their house's porch. Jessie Lavon: The Farm; acrylic on canvas,11x14"

Dehainting
Dehainting Price: $142.00
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Jessie LaVon: Dehainting, acrylic on canvas, 11x14"

Stitching Watermellons
Stitching Watermellons Price: $142.00
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Jessie Lavon: Stitching Watermellons, 11x14", acrylic on canvas; signed by the artist This painting you will receive may have a variance in the details, in order to make it one of a kind, than the shown photos.

Wash Day
Wash Day Price: $142.00
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Whose favorite activity is washing clothes?  This painting is a great representative of the hard work it takes to finish a "Wash Day."  The acrylic shows women working all day to wash their clothes. Jessie LaVon: Wash Day, 11x14", acrylic on canvas; signed by the artist