Today I had the opportunity to meet local folk artist Billy Jacobs by the Starlight Antiques booth at the Walnut Creek Ohio Amish Flea Market. I have seen some of his work but today I purchased my first painting and had him sign it for me. I had a short conversation with Billy and discovered that he is from Navarre, Ohio, only about a 45 minute drive from here. I discovered that Billy’s painting that I like the best, The Road Home, is also his favorite. When I asked Billy where the photo was taken he said it was taken somewhere off County Road 201 near Berlin, Ohio, but he wasn’t quite sure of the exact location. I live right off of CR 201; now I am going to have fun going out and looking for the place where the photo was taken.
October 21, 2011 by