John Sperry is a self-taught southern folk artist, with works consisting of colorful, primitive paintings, which he creates with acrylics on wood and old roofing tin. John became a full-time artist in 2000. More recently John works in a mixed media, using a base of tar on wood, and experimenting with oil sticks on wood. John’s paintings are of the rural black South, musicians (mostly blues artists), humorous anecdotes, animals and flowers. John enjoys painting while listening to music which also inspires him.
John and his wife, Danette, also an artist, live in an early 20th century farm house in Maysville, Georgia where they create and appreciate a simpler way of life. John’s works are available throughout the U.S.