Description Cotton bolls in the field - they are a lovely couple, aren't they now?MY BEST SELLING COTTON ART PIECE, a crowd-pleaser for sure.I've lived in the south all my life: Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi. The cotton fields line the roads everywhere. Cotton is still 'King' (next to Elvis, of course!) and an agricultural icon for the southern states. From the beginning plants with their green leaves and white, pink, and purplish flowers to the browning ends of a ripe crop, the cotton fields provide passersby with scenic reminders of the seasons.We lived in Houston for a while - the 4th largest city in the United States - and even there, it was only a short trip outside the city and suburbs to fields of white.It is important that we support our farmers - those men and women that provide the bane of cotton products. I, for one, love the feel and weight of a cotton sundress to wear as I play at the beach or plant sunflowers in the back yard outside our 1930s house. Yes, I love modern amenities and I wouldn't trade my microwave in on a wooden stove by any means, but I am drawn to the cotton fields - the history that began in the field and progressed to that fabulous fabric that swings on my body, light and cool in the hot summer sun. For me, the cotton bolls are vintage America, the simple beginnings of what became a great industry. It is also a reminder of who we can still become - entrepreneurs of internet companies and designers of equipment for future generations. In every great country, there was a historic beginning that served as the foundation for future growth. For me - just an old southern girl - cotton is an everyday reminder of that beginning.
Eloise Schneider Mote, Milwaukee Member Since December 2013 Artist Statement Eloise’s rustic paintings, prints, giclees, and canvas prints have the classic beauty and style of antiques. Her paintings and prints on canvas include landscapes and floral still life. She also paints on old wood, combining history with art, as she incorporates antique jewelry, tools, hats, musical instruments or frames into her creations. Eloise has been featured in Lee Magazine and Sunshine Artist Magazine as well as in newspapers and on television and has won numerous awards.
An educator herself, Eloise was one of the illustrators for the I Can Say That book, winner of the Early Language Literacy Award. Eloise also illustrated the book Jesus is Born, written by Brenda O'Quinn and published by Synerge Books.
Eloise paints fine art pieces that encompass gorgeous landscapes, flowers, cotton fields, floral arrangements, and other delicate and detailed works. Her playful side lends a hand in her creation of fun art - striped cats, fat pigs, big lipped fish, and curious cows. Eloise's art also includes images of Italy, Germany, France, Spain, and Mexico - down by the water, in a village, or near a field in the sunlight of the dawn. She also paints ships and beaches, trees and forests, and the beautiful landscapes of the United States.
Faith is important to Eloise as an artist and she develops that belief system into many of her paintings: three crosses at Calvary, the cross on Pensacola Beach that overlooks the bay, children in the hands of God, the birth of Jesus Christ, and others.
Perhaps the most unusual of Eloise's artwork are her watercolor and digital renditions of American Sign Language. As a teacher of the deaf and other children with special needs, Eloise has a heart for the art that reflects her love for those children. Her painting of the ASL "I Love You" sign is bright and bold, a wonderful piece for a hearing or deaf person to enjoy. The world is grand and love can be too. Eloise's work is just that: full of love and life. Her paintings of animals take on a "pop art" style: bright and colorful! These are quite popular.