Francis X. Pavy-Palmetto in B Flat

Francis X. Pavy

Francis Pavy says, “My work stems from the Southern narrative storytelling tradition. Common subjects for me are the folklife and folklore of the local people juxtapositioned against the fabric of popular American culture. I am particularly interested in music, musicians and the musical traditions of Louisiana and the South. Other subjects that I enjoy interpreting are outdoor activities such as hunting and fishing, Southern mysticism and religion, Mardi Gras, myths, romance and personal experiences.” Francis Pavy’s canvasses vibrate with life and musical rhythm. The abstract dimension in his works are always profoundly grounded in Louisiana motifs and culture.