Southern-Style: A Downhome Perspective

Southern Style Group is dedicated to promoting artists living in the south

Recent Work

  • "Gus And Woodrow" by Susan Bergstrom
  • Autumn in Primitive Home Decorating Style by SummerJade
  • Wilson Creek  by Miles Moody
  • Never Dance Alone by Seth  Weaver
  •  "A Snowy Evening in Knoxville" (no. 7, from this series)... products by © Bob Hall
  • Glory by Mike Pesseackey (crimsontideguy)
  • Summer Memories by JohnDSmith
  • Happy Holidays by Misty Lemons
  • Sunset at Wrightsville Beach by Cynthia48
  • Old Boat Factory by Cynthia48
  • Autumn Blessings by Wendy Mogul
  • A Brown World by WildestArt

About This Group

Southern-Style: A Downhome Perspective
Southern Style Group is dedicated to promoting artists living in the south
We’ve got places to go, things to do, people to see, recipes, history, gardens, a culture to appreciate, and stories for you to enjoy…all Southern-Style.
This is a unique view.Through these works of art, you will open the door and be welcomed into a truly Southern world. Grab a glass of sweet tea. Sit down and visit a spell.
You’ll find works in photography,paintings,drawing,writings,T-Shirts and Digital Art:
We showcase all forms of art: photography, oils, acrylic, watercolor, ink and all other mixed medias.
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As defined by the United States Census Bureau, the Southern region of the United States includes sixteen states. Thirty-six percent of all U.S. residents lived in the South, the nation’s most populous region. The Census Bureau defined three smaller units, or divisions:

The South Atlantic States: Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, and Delaware
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The East South Central States: Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee
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The West South Central States: Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas
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Other terms related to the South include:

The Old South: usually the original Southern colonies: Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.
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The New South: usually including the South Atlantic States.
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The Solid South: region controlled by the U.S. Democratic Party from 1877 to 1964. Includes at least all the 11 former Confederate States.
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Southern Appalachia: mainly refers to areas situated in the Southern Appalachian Mountains, namely Eastern Kentucky, East Tennessee, Western North Carolina, Western Maryland, West Virginia, Southwest Virginia, North Georgia, and Northwestern South Carolina.
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Southeastern United States: usually including the Carolinas, Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida
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The Deep South: various definitions, usually including Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and South Carolina. Occasionally, parts of adjoining states are included (sections of East Texas, delta areas of Arkansas and Tennessee, and parts of Florida such as the Panhandle and the north-central part of the state).
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The Gulf South: various definitions, usually including Gulf coasts of Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas and Alabama.
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The Upper South: Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee, and North Carolina.
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Dixie: various definitions, but most commonly associated with the 11 states of the Old Confederacy.
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The Mid-South: defined by the Census as the South Central United States; in another informal definition, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, and sometimes adjoining areas of other states.
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Border South: Missouri, Kentucky, Maryland, and Delaware were states on the outer rim of the Confederacy that did not secede from the United States but did have significant numbers of residents who joined the Confederate armed forces. Kentucky and Missouri had such important pro-Confederate regions that they were represented by stars on the Confederate battle flag. West Virginia was formed by western Virginians who opposed the secession of their state from the Union.
The popular definition of the “South” is more informal and is generally associated with those states that seceded during the Civil War to form the Confederate States of America. Those states share commonalities of history and culture that carry on to the present day.
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Biologically, the South is a vast, diverse region, having numerous climatic zones, including temperate, sub-tropical, tropical, and arid – though the South is generally regarded as being hot and humid, with long summers and short mild winters, being significantly warmer than the regions to its north (and generally exhibiting the nation’s highest heat indices). Many crops grow easily in its soils and can be grown without frost for at least six months of the year. Some parts of the South, particularly the Southeast, have landscapes characterized by the presence of live oaks, magnolia trees, yellow jessamine vines, Spanish moss, cabbage palms and flowering dogwoods. Another common environment is the bayous and swampland of the Gulf Coast, especially in Louisiana and Texas. The South is a victim of kudzu, an invasive fast-growing vine which covers large amounts of land and kills indigenous plant life. Kudzu is a particularly big problem in the piedmont regions of Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia


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