Keepsake Birth Certificate Designs
Artist - Woodie Long
Born in Plant City, Florida, on October 19, 1942, Woodie was the son of a migrant farmer who settled in one place for a while to be a sharecropper. Woodie Long was a house painter for 25 years before he began experiencing health problems due to his occupation. Depressed by his doctor's orders to quit house painting in 1987, Long took to expressing his feelings through artwork.
Long's bright happy creations of his memories began being sought out and purchased by people far and wide. Now his works are in many major private and corporate collections throughout the U.S. and abroad and have been shown in New York exhibitions since 1992. Examples of his art are included in the permanent collections of the Cooperstown Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Wiregrass Museum and the Columbus Museum of Art, to name a few.
His paintings have been published in numerous books, as CD covers and as accompaniments for magazine articles in major magazines such as The Smithsonian. Woodie Long died on October 12, 2009. Information about Woodie and his artwork is available at the Woodie Long Art Gallery.
Artist - Cyd Moore
Cyd Moore is a children's book illustrator with over 40 children's books published, including the best selling I Love You, Stinky Face series. Her latest books are Willow, Granny's Dragon, and What Do Parents Do When You're Not Home. She has also illustrated magazines, CDs, games and puzzles, and (usually most impressive to kids), McDonald's Happy Meal boxes.
Cyd gets rave reviews from teachers, students and parents for her high energy school presentations. Even the squirmiest kindergarten students are spellbound during her hilarious storytelling and illustration programs. This southern belle inspires creative thinking and a love of story and art. After gasps, giggles and laughing out loud, students can hardly wait to write and draw their own stories - and possibly catch a wild beast or build a backyard flying contraption! To learn more about this artist, visit the Cyd Moore website.
Artist - Bethanne Hill
Bethanne Bethard Hill was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on October 12, 1966. She was raised in Birmingham, the youngest of six children. She is a 1985 graduate of the visual arts department at the Alabama School of Fine Arts, and holds a BFA in painting and sculpture from Birmingham-Southern College.
Bethanne, her husband (artist Darius Hill) and their three children, Olivia, Esme, and Atticus, live in the Avondale/Forest Park area of Birmingham. Bethanne works from her studio in the carriage house behind their home, where she paints and illustrates full time. Her interests are driving back roads, listening to bluegrass music, and Sacred Harp singing.
Recent projects include cover and interior art on the CD Bullfrog Jumped from the Alabama Folklife Association, the cover illustration of the book All Out of Faith from the University of Alabama Press, the cover and interior art on the latest CD from Red Mountain, entitled Throw the Old Cow Over the Fence, and cover art form the forthcoming CD New Book Gospel Shape Note Singing for the Alabama Center for Traditional Culture. With regard to her work, James Nelson of the Birmingham News wrote "nature is Hill's pattern book. She transforms sparsely set countryside elements into concentrated configurations that heighten the experience of nature." To find out more about the artist, visit the Bethanne Hill website.
Page last updated: August 10, 2017