Garland Oldham, Marrero, Louisiana Member Since January 2011 Artist Statement I was raised in the bayou country of Lafourch Parish in Louisiana. Worked in the oil fields of Louisiana and the Gulf Coast for years. I enroled in art school while working off shore and studied the course on my days off. I then went to work in ship yards of South Louisiana where I became a marine construction fitter and did photgraphy on the side. I broke my back in 1979 and went into the trucking industry for fifteen years. I sharpened my eye for detail in the ship yards. I was always thrilled at launch time. Watching the ship meet the water. I then had stroke in 1999 and six bouts with cancer until present. I am disabled but cannot stand doing nothing. I took up my art and photography. It keeps me calm and I love the marshes and swamps that i paint. Please take the time to enjoy and i hope i can bring some of the beauty of Louisiana and the rest of the country through my brush to my canvas and then to your eyes. I hope you enjoy my work as much as I enjoy doing it. One of my paintings BOILING MUD BUGS apeared on EMERIL LIVE on Sunday 8/20/06 and repeated on Saturday 8/26/06 @ 8pm Eastern Standard Time. The title of the program will be EMERIL LIVE: REBUILDING NEW ORLEANS ONE MEAL AT A TIME. Up 12/29/2010.
I have a painting selected along with other fine artist permantely displayed in the Jefferson Parish Cout House.;
I have Originals sold all over the Main Land Us. I also have some in Alaska. Which is my second favorite place next to Louisiana.
I have prints sold around the world. My older work is on art.com and all posters.com. Look me up under artist. Type my name in google and view my prints for sale around the world. I have originals for sale on Artist Rising . Com.