of Erin McGee Ferrell's paintings comes directly from her own personal
life experiences. Another major direction
for art in the twentieth century has its roots in the advent of
the discipline of psychology. People in the First World had the advantage
of time and money
beyond that used for mere survival, which coupled with education,
opened the way for the exploration of self. One quested to understand
one fit into the created order and to identify one's own suffering
with that of Jesus.
The personal tragedies of life became the stuff of meditation and
the means of identification with God's gift of sacrificial love
on the cross.
writes: "I think it interesting that Christ had to fall in order to
carry us as we fall."
Born in Louisville,Ky and growing up in Seattle,Wa I've always
enjoyed color and creating. As a high school student I earned a
number of awards for portfolio and scholarship. As a teenager
I created and marketed paper jewelry and was able to apply the
earnings toward an educational program in Italy.
I attended Mount Holyoke College, MA and majored in Fine Arts
with a minor in African Studies. My junior year I traveled to
Nigeria, West Africa for a study Abroad program with The School
for International Training, VT. International travel is part of
my blood as a grandchild of Baptist Foreign Missionaries who spent
35 years in Nigeria.
Since college I have taught childrens' art classes, worked in an
artist co-op, have shown work in galleries, caf⁄'s and marketed
architectural paintings to medical offices. My passion is to develop
an international exchange between Artist Episcopalians. I have
three children, and am married to an Episcopal priest.
I live in VA but consider myself more of a New Englander.
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