Folk-artist returns to Warwick with seventh annual Trunk Show

| 08 Nov 2017 | 03:49

— On Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 4-5, acclaimed folk-artist Billy Jacobs returned to Warwick to celebrate his seventh annual Trunk Show and signing at Frazzleberries County Store on Main Street.
Jacobs, who lives in Navarre, Ohio, is best known for his extensive collection of watercolor landscape paintings depicting scenes of farms and homesteads throughout the American heartland.
The artist has enjoyed a long-standing friendship with Frazzleberries' founder MarybethSchlichting, herself a self-taught folk artist and painter.
In 2009, after nearly 20 years of professional acquaintance, Schlichting suggested that Jacobs visit the Warwick area.
"He was instantly inspired by the town's beautiful farms and its 19th Century architecture," said Schlichting. "Billy spent a considerable amount of time during that visit and subsequent visits, taking photographs that he would later transform into rich watercolors from his Ohio studio."
Beginning in 2010, Jacobs would release a series of works that feature iconic Warwick locations such as the Buckbee and Wisner farms in Bellvale.
For the last seven years, Frazzleberries has hosted Jacobs for an annual pre-holiday event.
"For over a decade, Billy has been at the forefront of American folk-art. His landscape paintings have an almost universal appeal to the small town in each of us," says Jerry
Schlichting, general manager and partner. "We are honored that Billy has found the Warwick Valley so inspiring and we know how inspired our customers are by his work."
- Roger Gavan