Linda Pierce, Hopkinsville, KY Freelance Art, 'The Master's Painter'
Linda Pierce, whose business name is Chalice, is a freelance artist with over 35 years professional experience. She views her art as a gift from the Lord, Whom she credits as her primary teacher. Working in pastels, acrylics, color pencil and Genesis oils, Linda creates portraits of people and pets, historical architecture, nature, and still life. She also does canvas murals in her studio or decorative painting on location.
Local large-scale examples include a two-sided wall at DaVinci’s Italian Restaurant plus exterior decor. A "tree house" painting in the children’s area of the library, includes a pillar of book characters, and an additional column painted as a tree with a Beatrix Potter style doorway at its base. Baptistery paintings are at Allen Grove and Mt. Zoar Baptist Churches, and Christian Faith Temple. A Sunday school room/children’s church area, done in Bible-times motif, is at Southside Church of Christ. Decorative painting at QQ Sweet Frozen Yogurt Bar in Clarksville, the window of former Boyd's Bridal, and a 19' interior canvas mural for H & R Agripower can also be seen at these businesses.
Her well-received series of 1960s-era Hopkinsville cityscapes called “Hometown” prints are available now in two sizes at Staton’s Fine Art & Framing, Ft. Campbell Boulevard, Hopkinsville. Her prints include a collage of Hoptown landmarks titled “Pearl of the Pennyrile”, "F Is for Ferrell's--Since 1929", "Ft. Campbell Memorial Park", and historic L & N Depot, as well as numerous general interest pieces. The artist's work is also available at 6th Street's Art Guild Gallery, Grifin's, and Books on Main (at 9th & Virginia).
Chalice Ministry also involves inspirational art performed during worship services, conferences, and other special occasions. Since 2000, she has created over 900 pastel sketches or acrylic pieces in public settings. She has illustrated six book covers, a Messianic Jewish holidays book, a KY history interactive workbook, two children’s story books, and recently released sets of Coloring Pages, based on areas of inspirational art.
The mother of four children and grandmother of 10, she majored in biology and home ec at Georgetown College. Other past career experience includes newspaper editor, photographer, and dietary supervisor. She is a Louisville, KY native who was reared in rural Owen County, KY. Linda has resided in Hopkinsville since 1981.
ABOUT EVENT PAINTING
Chalice joins a growing number of people and ministries that seek to bring a spiritual renewal to the fine arts. Worship art, prophetic art, interpretive dance, drama, poetry and other creative expression join with musicians in declaring the presence of the kingdom of God. To receive the "Guidelines for Booking Chalice", go to CONTACT US or call.
Linda may be available to paint for other public events such as concerts, special occasions, birthdays, anniversaries, etc. Her art has a broad appeal and is not necessarily 'religious' in appearance, though she gives the Lord praise for everything she paints. Linda may paint an illustration in advance, or paint on location at the event.
Her art ministry began as a pastel "chalk talk" artist at the age of 15. Over 35 years later in 2000, The Lord asked her not to prepare but to wait on Him for the vision of what to paint, as in Habakkuk 2:2. Since she began doing these Spirit-led spontaneous paintings, most have been completed during the time of the service. If no vision is imparted, Linda does not create a picture just to make something happen. "Sometimes (6 times in 17 years) the Lord wanted to emphasize something else in the worship, so ask me what the Lord had to say instead of my painting."
Verbal interpretation for any worship service art must be given at a designated time, or optional, an entire message may be delivered. The artist is an ordained minister ('09) and Chalice is a member of MorningStar Fellowship of Ministries ('10).
Chalice is also available for exhibits using the worship art and/or freelance paintings in any secular setting as well as in church-related opportunities. Paintings on a particular theme may be requested. Many worship picture originals are approximately 2’ x 3’ , while others are 20" x 30" or smaller and are presented with rigid backing as needed in a clear package. Canvas pieces may not be packaged. The exhibit/display can have a running “story line” with each piece to support the theme. "All of my art tells a story", so any exhibit, even of freelance work, can have short stories alongside.
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