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 now in acrylics, pencil/pen and Genesis oils, (formerly also using pastels) 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. As a descendant of a Dutch painter, she has captured herself in a take-off of Vermeer's "Girl with the Pearl Earring", adding the brushes and frame.
Her personalized prints of the Fire Department, City Police, and soon coming Sheriff's Department give the owners of the prints a place of honor for their service to the community. 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 at Books on Main (at 9th & Virginia), all in Hopkinsville, KY.
Large scale decorative painting can be seen inside and out at Davinci's Italian Restaurant on North Drive, and a 5x19' canvas mural may be viewed at H & R AgriPower on Eagle Way bypass, both in Hoptown. Other murals include baptistery scenes at various locations in KY, and a large Sunday School room done in Bible times motif at Southside Church of Christ, Hopkinsville.
Chalice Ministry also involves inspirational art performed during worship services, conferences, and other special occasions. Since 2000, she has created over 970 pastel sketches or acrylic pieces in public settings. Illustrating six book covers, a Messianic Jewish holidays book, a KY history interactive workbook, two children’s story books, she recently released two sets of Coloring Pages, based on areas of inspirational art: 'The Cross', and 'Doves'. A third set based on 'Father's Heart' is anticipated.
The mother of four children and grandmother of 10, she majored in biology and home ec at Georgetown College, taught public school briefly and homeschooled her two youngest for 16 years. Other 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.
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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 (spoken word) 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.
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 (7 times in 18 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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