Linda Pierce, Hopkinsville,  KY       Freelance Art,

      'The Master's Painter'

       Linda Pierce, whose business name is Chalice, is a freelance artist with over 30 years professional experience.  She views her art as a gift from the Lord, Whom she credits as her primary teacher.  Working 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.  Linda speaks with the Lord about all of her art.  She often writes an accompanying message about what the Holy Spirit has to say, and may include scripture with her signature.  As the descendant of a Dutch painter, the self-portrait here is a take-off of Vermeer's "Girl with the Pearl Earring", adding paint brushes and frame.

         Linda's personalized prints of the Hopkinsville Fire Department, City Police, and Christian County Sheriff's Department give the owners of these prints a place of honor for their service to the community.  The collage to honor the Hoptown Hoppers champion ball team is a gift for their support. 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.  Other 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.  Numerous other prints and originals are available at 6th Street's Art Guild Gallery, Griffin's, and at Books on Main (at 9th & Virginia), all in Hopkinsville, KY. 

        The newest releases may be seen in our NEWS section. Her large scale projects include decorative painting at the former Davinci's Italian Restaurant on North Drive, a 5x19' canvas mural at H & R AgriPower on Eagle Way bypass, baptistery scenes at various locations in KY, and a large Sunday School room in Bible times motif at Southside Church of Christ, Hopkinsville.

        Chalice Ministry also involves inspired art created during worship services, conferences, and other special occasions.  Since 2000, she has created over 1,000 pastel sketches or acrylic pieces that were visions from the Lord.  Linda has illustrated six book covers, co-authored a Messianic Jewish holidays book, created a KY history interactive workbook, and illustrated two children’s story books.  She recently released two sets of Coloring Pages, based on her inspirational art: 'The Cross', and 'Doves/Holy Spirit'. A third set based on 'Father's Heart' is anticipated.  A new devotional booklet contains 21 selections on "His Presence" for a 3-week focus.

        The mother of four children and grandmother of 10, she majored in biology and home economics at Georgetown College, graduating in '68.  Linda 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 Owen County, KY.   Linda has resided in Hopkinsville since 1981. 

                            PAINTING 'BY INVITATION'

       Chalice joins a growing number of 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 270-881-6400.

       Linda's art ministry began as a pastel "chalk talk" artist at the age of 15 in 1963.  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 (about 9 times in 19 years) the Lord wanted to emphasize something else in the worship, or He asked me to rest." For painting by invitation, Linda asks the Spirit for the vision to paint in advance.

       Verbal interpretation time must be given for any worship service art.   This approximate 5-minute oral description of the art helps expand the viewers' understanding.  A designated time for her interpretation is set prior to the service. Linda is an ordained minister ('09).  She has been a member of Crossroads Christian Fellowship nearly 30 years, and the larger network of MorningStar Fellowship of Ministries since 2010.

                                STORY-TELLING EXHIBITS

       Chalice is also available for exhibits using the worship art and/or freelance paintings in a 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 in a clear package.   Canvas pieces are not 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, if desired.


 To learn more about Chalice's business associates and ministry connections please visit our resources page.

 

 

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