I have a BA in Art History and an MA and MFA in Painting, so I am not qualified to be a "Folk Artist," but my work is generally referred to as "Folk Art," because that is what it looks like.  I'm not really concerned with what people want to call me or my art, in fact, I'm quite happy with being known as the "Whistle Lady," which gives me a category of my own (all of my sculptures have a whistle somewhere in them).

            I've loved woodworking ever since I was a kid messing around in the garage and I've equally loved things that are humorous from Mad Magazine to C-Span.  I believe that the essence of good art is that it is attractive enough to draw you in for a closer look, yet possesses enough content to reward you for the time you have spent with it.  Keeping this premise in mind, I tread upon the path of the comedians and political cartoonists--strewn with the banana peels of moral decay.

                                                                                                       --Connie Roberts (The Whistle Lady)

Collections:  The Kamm Teapot Foundation, Sparta, NC


"The only art you can put in your mouth"12

                                                                   Connie Roberts


These images are all whistles




"BLT Plate"

carved & painted wood, 7 1/2 " x 10" x 10 "

Ref. # M1008045    Retail $ 480



"Salad Plate"

carved & painted wood,  3
" x 9" x9"

Ref. # M1010063   Retail $ 700





"12 Cup Teapot"

Carved and painted wood, 26" x 17" x 4"

Ref. # M0910039            Retail $ 2,800








"High Stakes"

Carved and painted wood, 12" x 12" x 12"

Ref . # M0910040         Retail $ 3,500






"Cigar box of Treasures"

Carved and painted wood, 3" x 8 1/2" x 6"

Ref. # M0810225           Retail $ 850



Detail of moonshine whistle

Detail of sundae whistle


"Tic Tac Toe, Sun Moon"

Carved and painted wood, 11" x 7" x 7"

Ref. # M0810191            Retail $ 800


"Dolphin Racers Couple"

"Female Racer "

Carved & painted wood, 9" x 12"

Ref. # M0702051    Retail $ 400

"Sea Turtle Racer"

Carved & painted wood, 9 "x 8"

Ref. # M0702052    Retail $ 350

"Male Racer "

Carved & painted wood, 9" x 12"

Ref. # M0702050        Retail $ 400



Connie Roberts will do commissions on chess sets and tic tac toe games

Please contact Portals Ltd.


  Chicago, IL, 60654 - 3521
 312-446-6895, 312-446-6891

email : nanart11@aol.com




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