The paintings and pencil sketches of lonely back roads and aging homes and barns that are on display this month at the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri could be familiar to many art patrons.
“It might be a trip down memory lane for some,” said Murielle Gaither, executive director of the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri. “The artwork depicts the last ties to our area’s past. They’ll likely recognize some of the scenes in Mr. Wickham’s pieces.”
“Mr. Wickham” is Herb Wickham of Jackson, the arts council’s featured artist for July. Wickham’s landscapes featuring countryside scenes and dilapidated structures have long been favorites of art enthusiasts in the region.
“He is an incredibly talented artist,” Gaither said. “His sense of heritage and tradition lends heavily to his work.”
Wickham, 79, is a former art instructor and football coach
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