Learn More About bernice sims Detail Thanksgiving #AB-1 34" x 28" Sims family Thanksgiving dinner Professionally framed - overall wood frame is 2.25" wide Painting dimensions 30" x 24" on stretched canvas $900 Availability and Order Here Comes Santa (#LM401) 24" x 30" acrylic on canvas Dated 12/12/01 also shown on Manning Collection page $900 Availability and Order Honky Tonk Saturday Night Dancers (#LM402) 16" x 20" acrylic on stretched canvas Brewton, AL 1999 also shown on Manning Collection page $750 Availability and Order Taylor's Rolling Store #KG-1734 20" x 16" on stretched canvas in wood frame $795 Availability and Order Birmingham Jail (#KG-1726) 19 7/8 " x 16" on stretched canvas depicting the Birmingham jail where many protesters where held $900 Availability and Order About the Artist Bernice Sims Bernice Sims lived near Brewton, Alabama in the rural community of Hickory Hill. A hardworking single mother of six, she was active in the Civil Rights Movement in the 60's and the March in Selma was a favorite subject in her paintings. Encouraged to paint "her way" by Larry Manning, long time friend and her art instructor, Bernice graced us with her interpretation of everyday life and it's struggles until her passing in October of 2014. The paintings of civil rights protest subjects shown below were painted during the later years of Bernice's life. She painted them as a series showing the struggles and unfair conditions that people of color endured in their road to equality. Always a favorite subject, these paintings serve to remind us of the civil rights movement in the 60's and her enduring efforts to help highlight her people's thirst for equality.