true American Art
Blakeley Wilson
Sylvia Wilson
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Wilson and Wilson Folkart Co is a cornucopia of the marvelous art work of Blakeley Wilson and her mother Sylvia Wilson. Every day one of the artist is in the shop, painting. Blakeley said she learned to paint before she learned to write. She paints her visions of an "ideal world". In her mind, she's "walking in that world" but never knows for sure where her paintbrush will lead. She places the final details- a bluebird, a lilac, a white cat, a sunflower one by one until,the painting is complete.

Looking at the pictures, it's easy to want to live there, too -- In the charming old house, with your quilts flapping on the line just off your porch. With the dogs and ducks, cows and chickens close by. And always, the white cats. The paintings are seasonal and always fresh: spring, fall, Halloween, Christmas-"Rockefeller" was a popular Christmas creation last year.blakeley This year patrons love summer's "Sea Side Fun," complete with beach umbrellas and roller coasters. The art become prints, calendars and note cards. The shop also carries wonderful handmade craft like birdhouses, cat clocks, all original American art at its best.

Painting for retail is the only life Blakeley has ever known. "I was raised in the family business." My mother has always painted. Her true passion were these folk art scenes. From as far back as I can remember ...more


October 16 - 19, 2014. Blakeley and Sylvia have been part of War Eagle Craft Fair for 25 years. Established in 1954, the event will host more than 250 booths on the banks of the War Eagle River. Blakeley and Sylvia have space in the prestigious “barn” on the juried side of the river, B-4-57-58. This side is only original art.

Between 300,000 and 400,000 people attend; it takes a lot of art! The theme of Blakeley and Sylvia's art is a charming world of curtained, comfortable houses, a quilt pattern of farms and friendliness, fields and flocks. White kitty cats, cows and sunflowers dot the landscape of Wilson’s “ideal world.”birds

In our Eureka Springs store, there are other delights, like fun folk-art birdhouses, made by friends in Wisconsin. Mary Titter, a Pennsylvania artist in her 80s creates the original button-work pieces and the clever clocks are created by Mr. Foster in New York. It’s truly a family and friends affair.


My newest Painting a sea side village full of all the joys it can bring.

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Opening hours

Monday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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