Bobby’s Bama: Inside home and mind of an artist - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

Bobby’s Bama: Inside home and mind of an artist

Posted: Updated:
  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Meth found in Decatur motel; 3 arrested

    Meth found in Decatur motel; 3 arrested

    Saturday, August 23 2014 12:12 AM EDT2014-08-23 04:12:29 GMT
    On Aug 20 The Decatur Police Department's Patrol Devision responded to a 911 call at a local motel. The call was received from an undetermined room.After further investigating, the people in the room were identified as William Alfonso Swopes and Amanada Morrow. Officers soon discovered that Swopes had an active felony warrant in Ohio.Officers confirmed Swopes' warrant and gathered information that James Daniel Sapp Jr. was going to arrive with an amount of methamphetamine.More >>
    On Aug 20 The Decatur Police Department's Patrol Devision responded to a 911 call at a local motel. The call was received from an undetermined room.After further investigating, the people in the room were identified as William Alfonso Swopes and Amanada Morrow. Officers soon discovered that Swopes had an active felony warrant in Ohio.Officers confirmed Swopes' warrant and gathered information that James Daniel Sapp Jr. was going to arrive with an amount of methamphetamine.More >>
  • Huntsville school board member named in civil suit by former employer

    Huntsville school board member named in civil suit by former employer

    Friday, August 22 2014 8:51 PM EDT2014-08-23 00:51:13 GMT
    Mike Culbreath is accused of conspiring with James Packard, a competing developer, to convince potential tenants to choose a competing development in the City of Huntsville.More >>
    Mike Culbreath is accused of conspiring with James Packard, a competing developer, to convince potential tenants to choose a competing development in the City of Huntsville.More >>
  • WAFF48 Anchors take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    WAFF48 Anchors take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    Mark Thornhill and Kim Essex took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.Mark Thornhill and Kim Essex took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
    WAFF48 News Anchors Mark Thornhill and Kim Essex took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.More >>
    WAFF48 News Anchors Mark Thornhill and Kim Essex took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.More >>
MORGAN COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

If you've ever heard the saying "art is in the eye of the beholder", you know how important "perspective" can be.

Woody Woodard's home is like a gallery starting with the mural on the wall.  There's something for everyone.

Woodard began doodling about age 6, and he had a big influence.

"My mother was a teacher.  She was also a very accomplished artist.  She couldn't do landscapes. She could do flowers, but I like landscapes," said Woodard.

That's his first love, but there are other influences like a nurse who he tended him in the hospital who became this chief.

While there was no "formal" art education, Woodard continued to perfect his craft, while finding inspiration.

"It's usually some church, covered bridge or just something people relate to," he said.

Like a homestead or church, long gone but for the impressions left in sweet memories.  He says his work is at times therapeutic.          

"A lot of nights, if I have something on my mind, that might be bothering me I can come to the drawing board and it's totally gone," he said.

There is some symbolism: a lighthouse showing the way home for mariners or lighting the straight and narrow path for Christians. 

While he says he can't remember a phone number, he does visualize the slightest detail about places.

"A building I see somewhere in the country like an old barn, I can go back 6 months later and put it together and usually the missing boards or anything. I do that, but I have no memory on simple things," said Woodard.

He will take no money. He says his payment is the joy he brings to others.

"That's what I find a lot of pleasure in, is handing it to somebody," he said.

Most of his work is painted, but you will find some sculptures and more.  The mediums are not limited from ceiling tiles to canister drum tops and more.

You never know what's going to inspire an artist.  Something simple like a bark of wood can feature a beautiful landscape and that can translate to a steel scoop or an emu egg.  Lots of choices, lots of beautiful scenery in Bobby's Bama.

Copyright 2012 WAFF. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

1414 North Memorial Parkway
Huntsville, AL 35801
256-533-4848

WAFF Is a Proud Member
of the Raycom Family of Stations


FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WAFF. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.