Travis Hicks: Ward's Chapel


Wards Chapel

This painting was done originally as a gift for Ruth Walker Hood, sister to Alice Walker, by artist Travis Hicks, who grew up only a mile down Ward's Chapel Road from the church and from the Walker homeplace. The original was executed in watercolor on paper and was completed in May of 2000. The painting depicts the church as it appears today from the cemetery across Ward's Chapel Road. Prints from the painting will be available in late July at a cost of $35 each, and a portion of the sales of these prints will go to the Eatonton Literary Festival. Prints will also be available during the 2000 Eatonton Literary Festival to be held August 4th and 5th.

"I painted this as a personal gift for Ruth Walker Hood. She has been very supportive of my work in the past, having commissioned me for two paintings of the Walker homeplace and having bought another painting of a window from Ward Chapel Church. When she got the painting of the window, she said, 'Oh, I wish that you had painted the whole church.' Well, I finally got around to it...only about five years later than I originally planned." - Travis Hicks


Created 12 June 2000. Last Updated Friday, December 15, 2000.
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