Bertha Harris, Louisiana Folk Art Legend Pursues Art After 60

Life is great in your youth, but if you are doing life right it should get better as you get older. Lousiana folk artist, Bertha Harris is surely making the best of her life after 60. At the beautiful age of 65, Harris had the opportunity to pursue her art career and she seized. Today we are honored to show her beautiful artwork showcasing the rich culture, heritage and style of everyday Louisiana life. A native of Homer, Louisana, this artisan now calls Shreveport, Louisana home. Through her work and passion, she is inspiring a new generation of artists to pursue their dream at any age. Today we are showcasing some of her beautiful pieces and if you like what you see, be sure to purchase at here site here.

Bertha Harris, Louisiana Folk Art Legend Pursues Art After 60

Bertha Cooper Harris is a senior citizen Louisiana folk artist who recently completed her autobiography. She did not seriously undertake art until after she turned 65. The public reception to her art has been both gratifying and inspirational. However Bertha still has a great deal to offer not just in art but to the lives of all who her story and art touches.

This piece is a perfect addition to a nursery or a gift to a new mother. Nothing like the memories of childhood in the southern outdoors.

This piece is telling such a story between the image of a mother’s love and the beauty of nature, everything about it absolutely majestic.

We adore seeing the images of beauty depicted of child rearing in the South.

Another piece that touches my soul as I was the granddaughter of a hog farmer and I remembered walking over to animals and hiding behind hay and fences.

Michiel Perry

Michiel is a Black Southern Belle living a lowcountry life. I love all things fashion, home decor and southern! When I am not running around doing fun stuff for Black Southern Belle, I live in antique stores and have a minor obsession with historic homes 🙂

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