Linda Pierce, Hopkinsville, KY Freelance Artist
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 and interior murals on location. Popular examples include a two-sided wall at DaVinci’s Italian Restaurant plus exterior decor, "tree house" painting in the children’s area of the library, a baptistry at Allen Grove Baptist Church, a Sunday school room/children’s church area in Bible times motif at Southside Church of Christ, a canvas floor mural for Pennyrile Electric’s Daysville center, decorative painting at QQ Sweet Frozen Yogurt Bar in Clarksville, and a 19' canvas mural for H & R Agripower.
For the past 20 years, she has hosted private classes, in her home studio. Call to inquire for openings.
Her well-received series of 1960s-era Hopkinsville cityscapes called “Hometown” prints are available in two sizes at Staton’s Fine Art & Framing, Ft. Campbell Boulevard, Hopkinsville. Her prints include a collage of 20 landmarks in Hopkinsville titled “Pearl of the Pennyrile”, "Relax and Remember", a collage of city parks, "F Is for Ferrell's--Since 1929", "Ft. Campbell Memorial Park", and historic L & N Depot.
Linda’s current career also involves inspirational art performed during worship services, conferences, and other special occasions. Since 2000, she has created over 850 pastel sketches or acrylic pieces in public settings. She has illustrated six book covers, a Native American coloring book, a Messianic Jewish holidays book, a KY history interactive workbook, and two children’s story books.
Linda is the mother of four children and grandmother of 10. She majored in biology and home economics at Georgetown College, painting her first four murals in central KY churches before graduating in ’68. Other career experience in her past 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, banners, drama, and other creative expression all join with musicians in declaring the presence of the kingdom of God. To receive the "Guidelines for Booking Chalice", go to CONTACT US and make a request.
Linda is also available to paint for other public events such as concerts, special occasions, birthdays, weddings, 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.
Linda's 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. Since she began doing these Spirit-led spontaneous paintings, most completed during the time of the service, she has created over 900 to date. If no vision is imparted, Linda does not create a picture just to make something happen. "Sometimes (5 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."
Chalice travels to give the word of the Lord in pictures and message in a variety of venues. Ministry has been done in various conferences, special women’s-day focuses, revivals, a Girl Scout Sunday, Aglow meetings, prayer vigils, unity meetings between several churches, pastor appreciation days, anniversaries, worship celebrations, and other special events. Since the pictures drawn for these occasions are orchestrated by the Holy Spirit, they often reflect the “DNA” of the church or sponsoring group. Verbal interpretation for the pictures is given at an appropriate time or, if requested, an entire message may be delivered. The largest renderings to date are 4' x 5' for occasions that need greater visibility.
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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