My Blessing Rooster by Juanita Leonard
Medium: Acrylic on wood, framed
Excerpt from The Inspired Art of Juanita Leonard by Margaret Day Allen:
"Juanita Leonard lives in central Louisiana, outside the small town of Montgomery (population 795). It is here that she has heard God speak. She says that he has told her to preach, to build a church and to make art.
"Leonard, 49, was born in the nearby Huey P. Long Charity Hospital in Alexandria and has lived in the area all her life. She grew up in a family of 13 children. Her father was a preacher and farm worker who died when she was very young. Her mother raised the family with the help of her children."
Click here to read Margaret Day Allen's full article about Juanita Leonard on FolkArt.org: