About The Artist

Known to most simply as “Cora Lou", this Minden native and resident is recognized for not only her talents as a professional folk artist but also as a teacher, wife, mother, grandmother and true product of a deep -rooted Minden family. Born in 1935 to Ed and Celeste Sibley Brown, Cora Lou has two siblings--one brother, Ed Brown and one sister, Mary Celeste Powers. Cora Lou is married to Ronald Robinson. They have three children and seven grandchildren.

Her childhood was what she calls “picture perfect.". She played from morning ’til night with the neighborhood children. Their lives followed a pattern. During the week they went to school, and each Saturday morning they listened to “Let’s Pretend” on the radio and that afternoon would walk to the “picture show” and then walk safely home. Each Sunday they went to Sunday school and then to church. She remembers the thrill of chasing lightning bugs at dusk while all the neighborhood parents sat outside and visited on their front porch. It was a simpler time in Minden, Louisiana, and for many of the people that grew up here.

Cora Lou Brown Robinson says her paintings are about “God and Country, Family, and Friends.” Many of her ideas for her paintings come from her childhood and all come from her heart. Her paintings have been featured all across the United States and no one appreciates her more than her hometown and what she does for them by creating their memories on canvas.

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Contact Information

To enlarge each photo please click on the picture.

To contact me please call me at 318-377-4371.
I don't check emails often so please call.
To order prints mail check to

Cora Lou Robinson

1204 Drake Drive

Minden, LA 71055

Be sure to include your name and shipping address. Please allow 5-7 days for shipping. Local and state taxes must be added where applicable.

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No Art Work Is To Be Reproduced Without The Artist's Permission.

Cora Lou Brown Robinson owns the rights to reproduce all original art work as she sees fit.

Monday, March 29, 2010

G V WISE GROCERY & MARKET-circa 1940s*

Gilbert Wise started Wise's Grocery with $60 back in the early thirties. Gilbert and his wife, Alice, owned and operated this wonderful country-style store for over fifty years. Alice's sister, Grace Gruner, worked there also.

This kind of store is unheard of today. They raised their vegetables and Gilbert butchered the meat. They delivered groceries every morning, and if you needed help thinking of something to cook, Alice and Grace would make suggestions and send what you needed. If you asked for shelled peas and they didn't have any, they'd shell some for you. They even delivered one postage stamp, nothing else, to a shut-in man on the Sibley Road.

Those were wonderful times with wonderful people--- I MISS THEM!!

*this painting is available as a giclee at Easley Fine Art (318-377-1500)

**Notecards now available--(8 notecards w/envelopes $10.00)