Government Street Presbyterian Church, Mobile AL, etching, fine art print, religious art

Government Street Presbyterian Church, Mobile AL, etching, fine art print, religious art



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  • Handmade
  • Vintage
  • Materials: Acid Free Printmaking paper, Acid Free Foam Board, Clear Archival Sleeve, Biography, Explanation of Etching process, black etching ink

  • Height: 8 inches
  • Width: 9 3/4 inches

****The Government Street Presbyterian church etching shown is unframed for $65, but it is also available framed in a silver metal frame using acid free mat and backing for $110. Framed size is 15 3/8 x 16 1/2 . Please contact me for photos of one of the framed etchings and if you wish to purchase it framed, I will adjust this post accordingly so you can purchase it here on Etsy.

The “Government Street Presbyterian Church” Etching has been accepted into the following National and Local Art Shows:
*NPVAG National Juried Art Show, May 1990. Scottsbluff, NE
*Carrier Fine Arts Show, April 1990, Belle Mead, NJ
*34th National Print Exhibit, Hunterdon Art Center, March 1990.
*ESAA Members Juried Spring Exhibit, March 1990. Fairhope. AL
*USA 25th Anniversary Alumni Show, Sept. 1989. Mobile, A

The print pictured is number 24 of 100.

What is An Etching?
Etchings are drawings that are etched onto flat metal plates using an acid mordant. The plate is inked up and hand cranked through an etching press where the inked image is transferred from the plate, onto a damp piece of paper. Etchings are not photographic reproductions, but original prints that are pulled from these plates as each print has been hand inked, printed, signed and numbered by the artist who created it. Although there is a small edition of the same image, each print is in essence an original work of art. After the printing of the edition is completed, each print is then signed and numbered.

This etching is un-mated and unframed. Image size is 9 3/4" x 8". When matted and framed the finished size would be approximately 16 1/4" x 15"..

*Reproductions of this etching are also available on hand made blank note cards also offered on this sight.

What inspired this etching?

The Government Street United Methodist church print was created because I loved the old Greek architecture, and location in downtown Mobile, AL. Many Old, dark and dismal buildings surround the brilliant white church like a beacon in the night, seemingly untouched by the course of time which makes me appreciate it’s unique beauty all the more. It was always hard for me to take my eyes off of it when driving passed it, so I wanted to immortalize this magnificent church just as it had been "etched" into my memory. The church was erected in 1834, a historic landmark, and a church that has stood the test of time.

Artist Biography updated Oct 16, 2018

I graduated from the University of South Alabama with a BFA in graphic design in 1985. My primary areas of concentration in college, and in the years to follow, have been Drawing and Printmaking, although I also enjoy working in Pastel and Oil Painting. Over the years I have participated in many outdoor art shows, exhibited my work in local galleries and had my work accepted, exhibited, and awarded in various National Shows across the United States. One of my pastels, “Late Summer afternoon on the LeTort” was printed in a Fly Fishing Book published by Stackpole Books called “Selectivity”, written by a well-known author and fly fishing guide. I was also blessed to have a large color etching displayed in the Augusta National Club House, accepted and sold at the Master’s Golf Tournament from 1992-94. I was very fortunate my “Augusta National, View from Magnolia Lane” color etching was purchased by many patrons from Miami to California, Europe to South Africa as well as from the Far East. Truly humbled and honored, some of my patrons were past Master’s champions.

I enjoyed the opportunity to teach Youth and Adult, Drawing and Printmaking classes at the Danville Community Art Center in KY from 2011 to 2015 until my husband and I moved back to Ohio. We currently reside in Beavercreek, OH where I work full time in my home studio and am excited as I currently have my work displayed in both the ARTery Gallery and the Village Artisans Gallery in the Dayton, OH area.


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