The original painting has been sold. However, it is available as an Archival Fine Art Print. The print image measures 18×24 and is on archival, 100% cotton rag fine art paper for original pastels or on stretched canvas for original oils
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Local lore has it that the Gumlog area began in the early 1800s. The story of how it got its name goes like this: the region was a popular one for the traveling preachers who would hold old-timey tent revivals up on a hill now lost. People would travel from all over North Georgia to attend because access was relatively easy from many locations. Felled gum trees served as the seating around the hill, and the preachin’ would last for several days.
Gumlog Homestead is a glimpse into the past. As is so often seen in Southern Appalachia, a single-family would own hundreds of acres in the early 1800s. The family would stay and farm the land for many generations. As each generation expanded, the offspring would take a parcel of land and start a new family and farm. Meanwhile, the original homestead would go through many added sections, one by one, over the years.
As recently as twenty years ago, these homesteads were a common sight throughout the mountains. As modern generations leave to forge a life “away,” and as the “city Folk” have discovered the region, these ancient old sentinels have been disappearing rapidly. My father has spent decades documenting these homesteads in his work. Most are gone now.
I like to imagine a circumstance a hundred years from now when one of my dad’s paintings will show up on Antiques Roadshow. Some experts will rattle on about Bill Suttles, and his passionate interest in these homesteads, are immortalized in his work.
We create the digital capture used for printing with the most advanced equipment; color is hand balanced to match the exact colors in the artwork at the time of capture by art reproduction experts. Those same professionals then make prints onto the archival material best suited to reproduce the original texture.
About Bill Suttles on ArtJolt
Bill Suttles on ArtJolt is maintained by his son, Todd Suttles. My father and I started this site during the first Covid19 self-isolation period. My dad, who is 89, continues to paint every day as he has his entire life, and I am now doing my part to bring my dad’s lifetime of work to a greater audience. Over his lifetime, he has painted thousands of paintings sitting in private and corporate collections all over the world.
As is typical with most artists, my father has never been one to toot his own horn. If he can create his art and magically have it find a happy owner, he is most comfortable. For most artists balancing the line between creating and promoting is an awkward experience. My purpose in creating this site is to bring him the exposure that will enable him to experience the accolades I feel he deserves but won’t pursue.
Thank You for visiting us and please tell your friends about my dad’s art. – Todd Suttles, 2020