World-renowned folk artist Howard Finster began creating Paradise Gardens in 1951. It is listed as one of Georgia's noted art attractions. Finster's outsider art -- sculpture and paintings -- draws tourists from around the world.
Reverend Howard Finster, a self proclaimed “Man of Visions”, Finster was one of America’s most widely known and prolific self-taught artists producing over 46,991 pieces of art before his death in 2001. He saw himself as a sacred artist, tirelessly recording his visionary prophesies and providing glimpses of a celestial outer space world that God revealed to him. These visionary journeys were very real for Finster, providing a limitless variety of images for his creative endeavors.