Squeakie

James Stone has been called “Squeakie” for as long as he can remember. He was born in Georgetown County, South Carolina, in 1951.

When he was growing up, the family moved every few years or so because his father was a sharecropper and carpenter, and they moved where the work was. Squeakie started work at “handing” tobacco (passing the leaves on to a worker who strung it for drying) when he was just five or six years old. As he got older, he was involved in all aspects of the operation, from pulling plants, setting tobacco, hoeing, cropping. And he picked cotton. He worked in a few factories and grocery stores over the years, and began working as a house painter about thirty years ago.

His Uncle Henry “Squirrel” Stone had been painting folk art for nearly twenty years, when he suggested to Squeakie that he try his hand at painting a picture of a church from a photograph, which was for a woman who’d commissioned it. Squeakie had always felt that there was something else that he was meant to be doing, but had never worked out what it was until that day. When he painted that first picture, he knew this was it. That day, in 2002, he became a folk artist, although he admits now that he didn’t know what he was doing back then. And, as his work progresses, new elements of Impressionism are evident.

If you happen to drive down Squeakie’s way, on the way to Myrtle Beach, you could catch him sitting in his front yard, painting pictures. It’s what he likes to do the most. He hates it when it rains.
  • Squeakie 11x14 Basket Lady WP864

    Squeakie paints constantly, producing a huge collection over the years. His subject matter includes naive paintings of barns, log cabins, farm buildings and houses; animals and birds; cotton pickers, tobacco croppers, flower pickers, sweetgrass cutters, cooks in the kitchen, ladies hanging out the week’s washing. He paints seascapes and boats, children and moms. Often, while sitting in the sweltering South Carolina heat, he will paint his usual buildings covered with snow in a perfect winter scene; he has never seen deep snow except in pictures.

    Squeakie's paintings residing at the gallery are all painted with acrylic on board. Personally, I think they look great with a simple non glossy aluminum frame that hugs the sides. I like black because it "fades" into the background, allowing the painting to be the focal point.

    This painting is 11" x 14".

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    Ships for $8. We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there. Ships alone, unless you should purchase more than one of Squeakie's pieces in which instance we will credit your card the difference between what our cart automatically charges per item and the actual combined shipping. Credit applied after checkout and once package is prepared.

    $90.00
  • Squeakie 11x14 Basket Lady WP866

    Squeakie paints constantly, producing a huge collection over the years. His subject matter includes naive paintings of barns, log cabins, farm buildings and houses; animals and birds; cotton pickers, tobacco croppers, flower pickers, sweetgrass cutters, cooks in the kitchen, ladies hanging out the week’s washing. He paints seascapes and boats, children and moms. Often, while sitting in the sweltering South Carolina heat, he will paint his usual buildings covered with snow in a perfect winter scene; he has never seen deep snow except in pictures.

    Squeakie's paintings residing at the gallery are all painted with acrylic on board. Personally, I think they look great with a simple non glossy aluminum frame that hugs the sides. I like black because it "fades" into the background, allowing the painting to be the focal point.

    This painting is 11" x 14".

    See all Squeakie pieces

    Ships for $8. We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there. Ships alone, unless you should purchase more than one of Squeakie's pieces in which instance we will credit your card the difference between what our cart automatically charges per item and the actual combined shipping. Credit applied after checkout and once package is prepared.

    $90.00
  • Squeakie 11x14 Cotton Picking WP865

    Squeakie paints constantly, producing a huge collection over the years. His subject matter includes naive paintings of barns, log cabins, farm buildings and houses; animals and birds; cotton pickers, tobacco croppers, flower pickers, sweetgrass cutters, cooks in the kitchen, ladies hanging out the week’s washing. He paints seascapes and boats, children and moms. Often, while sitting in the sweltering South Carolina heat, he will paint his usual buildings covered with snow in a perfect winter scene; he has never seen deep snow except in pictures.

    Squeakie's paintings residing at the gallery are all painted with acrylic on board. Personally, I think they look great with a simple non glossy aluminum frame that hugs the sides. I like black because it "fades" into the background, allowing the painting to be the focal point.

    This painting is 14" wide and 11" long

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    Ships for $8. We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there. Ships alone, unless you should purchase more than one of Squeakie's pieces in which instance we will credit your card the difference between what our cart automatically charges per item and the actual combined shipping. Credit applied after checkout and once package is prepared.

    $90.00
  • Squeakie 11x14 Flower Lady WP859

    Squeakie paints constantly, producing a huge collection over the years. His subject matter includes naive paintings of barns, log cabins, farm buildings and houses; animals and birds; cotton pickers, tobacco croppers, flower pickers, sweetgrass cutters, cooks in the kitchen, ladies hanging out the week’s washing. He paints seascapes and boats, children and moms. Often, while sitting in the sweltering South Carolina heat, he will paint his usual buildings covered with snow in a perfect winter scene; he has never seen deep snow except in pictures.

    Squeakie's paintings residing at the gallery are all painted with acrylic on board. Personally, I think they look great with a simple non glossy aluminum frame that hugs the sides. I like black because it "fades" into the background, allowing the painting to be the focal point.

    This painting is 11" x 14".

    See all Squeakie pieces

    Ships for $8. We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there. Ships alone, unless you should purchase more than one of Squeakie's pieces in which instance we will credit your card the difference between what our cart automatically charges per item and the actual combined shipping. Credit applied after checkout and once package is prepared.

    $90.00
  • Squeakie 8x12 Flower Lady WP863

    Squeakie paints constantly, producing a huge collection over the years. His subject matter includes naive paintings of barns, log cabins, farm buildings and houses; animals and birds; cotton pickers, tobacco croppers, flower pickers, sweetgrass cutters, cooks in the kitchen, ladies hanging out the week’s washing. He paints seascapes and boats, children and moms. Often, while sitting in the sweltering South Carolina heat, he will paint his usual buildings covered with snow in a perfect winter scene; he has never seen deep snow except in pictures.

    Squeakie's paintings residing at the gallery are all painted with acrylic on board. Personally, I think they look great with a simple non glossy aluminum frame that hugs the sides. I like black because it "fades" into the background, allowing the painting to be the focal point.

    This painting is 8" x12".

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    Ships for $8. We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there. Ships alone, unless you should purchase more than one of Squeakie's pieces in which instance we will credit your card the difference between what our cart automatically charges per item and the actual combined shipping. Credit applied after checkout and once package is prepared.

    $70.00
  • Squeakie 8x12 Gathering Sweetgrass WP860

    Squeakie paints constantly, producing a huge collection over the years. His subject matter includes naive paintings of barns, log cabins, farm buildings and houses; animals and birds; cotton pickers, tobacco croppers, flower pickers, sweetgrass cutters, cooks in the kitchen, ladies hanging out the week’s washing. He paints seascapes and boats, children and moms. Often, while sitting in the sweltering South Carolina heat, he will paint his usual buildings covered with snow in a perfect winter scene; he has never seen deep snow except in pictures.

    Squeakie's paintings residing at the gallery are all painted with acrylic on board. Personally, I think they look great with a simple non glossy aluminum frame that hugs the sides. I like black because it "fades" into the background, allowing the painting to be the focal point.

    This painting is 8" x 12".

    See all Squeakie pieces

    Ships for $8. We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there. Ships alone, unless you should purchase more than one of Squeakie's pieces in which instance we will credit your card the difference between what our cart automatically charges per item and the actual combined shipping. Credit applied after checkout and once package is prepared.

    $70.00
  • Squeakie 8x12 Oyster Gathering WP858

    Squeakie paints constantly, producing a huge collection over the years. His subject matter includes naive paintings of barns, log cabins, farm buildings and houses; animals and birds; cotton pickers, tobacco croppers, flower pickers, sweetgrass cutters, cooks in the kitchen, ladies hanging out the week’s washing. He paints seascapes and boats, children and moms. Often, while sitting in the sweltering South Carolina heat, he will paint his usual buildings covered with snow in a perfect winter scene; he has never seen deep snow except in pictures.

    Squeakie's paintings residing at the gallery are all painted with acrylic on board. Personally, I think they look great with a simple non glossy aluminum frame that hugs the sides. I like black because it "fades" into the background, allowing the painting to be the focal point.

    This painting is 8" x 12".

    See all Squeakie pieces

    Ships for $8. We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there. Ships alone, unless you should purchase more than one of Squeakie's pieces in which instance we will credit your card the difference between what our cart automatically charges per item and the actual combined shipping. Credit applied after checkout and once package is prepared.

    $70.00
  • Squeakie 8x12 Suckering Tobacco WP705

    Squeakie paints constantly, producing a huge collection over the years. His subject matter includes naive paintings of barns, log cabins, farm buildings and houses; animals and birds; cotton pickers, tobacco croppers, flower pickers, sweetgrass cutters, cooks in the kitchen, ladies hanging out the week’s washing. He paints seascapes and boats, children and moms. Often, while sitting in the sweltering South Carolina heat, he will paint his usual buildings covered with snow in a perfect winter scene; he has never seen deep snow except in pictures.

    Squeakie's paintings residing at the gallery are all painted with acrylic on board. Personally, I think they look great with a simple non glossy aluminum frame that hugs the sides. I like black because it "fades" into the background, allowing the painting to be the focal point.

    This painting is 8" x 12".

    See all Squeakie pieces

    Ships for $8. We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there. Ships alone, unless you should purchase more than one of Squeakie's pieces in which instance we will credit your card the difference between what our cart automatically charges per item and the actual combined shipping. Credit applied after checkout and once package is prepared.
     

    $70.00
  • Squeakie 8x12 Tobacco Cropping WP857

    Squeakie paints constantly, producing a huge collection over the years. His subject matter includes naive paintings of barns, log cabins, farm buildings and houses; animals and birds; cotton pickers, tobacco croppers, flower pickers, sweetgrass cutters, cooks in the kitchen, ladies hanging out the week’s washing. He paints seascapes and boats, children and moms. Often, while sitting in the sweltering South Carolina heat, he will paint his usual buildings covered with snow in a perfect winter scene; he has never seen deep snow except in pictures.

    Squeakie's paintings residing at the gallery are all painted with acrylic on board. Personally, I think they look great with a simple non glossy aluminum frame that hugs the sides. I like black because it "fades" into the background, allowing the painting to be the focal point.

    This painting is 8" x 12".

    See all Squeakie pieces

    Ships for $8. We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there. Ships alone, unless you should purchase more than one of Squeakie's pieces in which instance we will credit your card the difference between what our cart automatically charges per item and the actual combined shipping. Credit applied after checkout and once package is prepared.

    $70.00
  • Squeakie 8x16 Fishing in Boat WP862

    Squeakie paints constantly, producing a huge collection over the years. His subject matter includes naive paintings of barns, log cabins, farm buildings and houses; animals and birds; cotton pickers, tobacco croppers, flower pickers, sweetgrass cutters, cooks in the kitchen, ladies hanging out the week’s washing. He paints seascapes and boats, children and moms. Often, while sitting in the sweltering South Carolina heat, he will paint his usual buildings covered with snow in a perfect winter scene; he has never seen deep snow except in pictures.

    Squeakie's paintings residing at the gallery are all painted with acrylic on board. Personally, I think they look great with a simple non glossy aluminum frame that hugs the sides. I like black because it "fades" into the background, allowing the painting to be the focal point.

    This painting is 16" wide and 8" tall.

    See all Squeakie pieces

    Ships for $8. We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there. Ships alone, unless you should purchase more than one of Squeakie's pieces in which instance we will credit your card the difference between what our cart automatically charges per item and the actual combined shipping. Credit applied after checkout and once package is prepared.

    $90.00
  • Squeakie 8x16 Gathering Flowers WP861

    Squeakie paints constantly, producing a huge collection over the years. His subject matter includes naive paintings of barns, log cabins, farm buildings and houses; animals and birds; cotton pickers, tobacco croppers, flower pickers, sweetgrass cutters, cooks in the kitchen, ladies hanging out the week’s washing. He paints seascapes and boats, children and moms. Often, while sitting in the sweltering South Carolina heat, he will paint his usual buildings covered with snow in a perfect winter scene; he has never seen deep snow except in pictures.

    Squeakie's paintings residing at the gallery are all painted with acrylic on board. Personally, I think they look great with a simple non glossy aluminum frame that hugs the sides. I like black because it "fades" into the background, allowing the painting to be the focal point.

    This painting is 16" wide and 8" tall.

    See all Squeakie pieces

    Ships for $8. We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there. Ships alone, unless you should purchase more than one of Squeakie's pieces in which instance we will credit your card the difference between what our cart automatically charges per item and the actual combined shipping. Credit applied after checkout and once package is prepared.

    $90.00