The Tale of Two Portraits Part 2

The Tale of Two Portraits Part 2

Before I ever opened my first art gallery, a close friend introduced me to Ken Kinsley’s artwork. I can remember her unrolling canvases, on the floor of my shop, for me to see. Ken mainly worked in oil and was known for his vibrant colors and heavy texture. His Diner...
The Tale of Two Portraits Part 1

The Tale of Two Portraits Part 1

I attended an art opening in 1984, for portrait artist, Goode P. Davis. His work was exquisite and I immediately knew I wanted him to paint a portrait of my mother, who diagnosed with cancer, was undergoing treatment. Even the price for one of his smaller paintings...
Southern Baptist Part 8

Southern Baptist Part 8

By the time the 1980s had arrived, I was back at First Baptist, along with the three preachers from my days at Carroll Street. Two families, from my time at Southgate Baptist, had also joined the church of my youth. I attended a singles’ class on Sunday mornings and I...
Southern Baptist Part 7

Southern Baptist Part 7

In the two years since my resignation from Carroll Street Chapel, the historic church building had been condemned and torn down. The dwindling congregation had moved across the interstate into a small rented building, which had originally been a residence. The...
Southern Baptist Part 6

Southern Baptist Part 6

I left the familiarity of Carroll Street Chapel for the unknown of Southgate Baptist Church. It was a fairly new church group, that met in a former residence, located in South Nashville. They had added a large concrete block multipurpose room, on the back, that served...