Verna Hart’s most recognizable works are of musicians. She loved jazz and blues.
“Eubie Blake, she named her kids after artists, Eubie Blake,” said Linda Sutton, an art consultant and longtime friend of Verna Hart. They collaborated on projects. Sutton helped sell her work.
“She painted almost everybody,” she said. “You didn’t get to see them all, but she loved jazz. If you went to her house that’s what you heard, jazz. While she was just cleaning or whatever we were doing it was primarily jazz.”