About the Artist
Assemblage artist who lives in Pittsview, Alabama
“Folk artist Buddy Snipes, one of twelve children, was born in Macon County Alabama on October 30, 1943. Living a hardscrabble life as a sickly child, he began to make his own toys out of anything he could find. School lasted only 3 or 4 years and as he got older he worked at a number of odd jobs – logger, farmhand and dishwasher. He soon found that he was good at fixing broken furniture and sagging doors and making wheelbarrows out of old lumber. While fixing things for other people to make his living , he began to make things that he liked from limbs, signs, horseshoes, roots, discarded wire – anything he can find to spark his imagination. “I see something and it just comes to me…God put this in my head and I does it”.” – Southern Visionary Art
As Dave and I traveled the south, we had a desire to meet Buddy Snipes. We discovered he is reluctant to meet with people and the small town he lives in is very protective of him. Artist Butch Anthony shows and sells his work at his Museum of Wonder in Seale, AL in addition to being a friend.