I have loved you with an everlasting love;
I have drawn you with loving-kindness.
The Cartwright Class is a group of mentally/physically challenged adults - an integral part of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Asheville NC. It was the inspiration of teacher and artist Helen Medford Cartwright whose daughter was born with special needs. Now, 40 years later, the Cartwright Class is still a thriving ministry because of the continued love and devotion of their dedicated church family. Two of their longtime mentors are depicted in the first two gallery images. My first year in portraiture was spent getting acquainted, photographing and painting this group. They touched me and I grew.
'WITH AN EVERLASTING LOVE: A Portrait Collection' permanently hangs
at St. Paul's UMC. The paintings vary in size from 12"x16" to 16"x20".