Every Wednesday afternoon a group of portrait artists meets at The Frame Gallery in Downtown Bryan, Texas. Artist and gallery owner Greta Watkins arranges for a model and we paint or draw. This summer I have been doing pastels. Here are some of my portraits from this summer of 2010.
Throughout the year I work thirty hours per week as a chaplain for Hospice Brazos Valley. During the school year I teach one painting class at Blinn College in Bryan, Texas. I often say that there is nothing like fifteen college students at the beginning of their lives to balance all the good-bye in the rest of my life.
In the summer when I am not teaching at Blinn, I attend this portrait group. I hope you have something in your life that balances your work and pain and brings you joy.
Cherry Winkle Moore is a visual artist and a retired hospice chaplain. Cherry has a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting, drawing and printmaking from the University of Alabama. Later she completed a Master of Divinity degree with an emphasis in pastoral care. Cherry sometimes says that in her case the MFA stands for Minister of Fine Arts and the MDiv stands for Making Divine Images Visible.View All Post