Despite the rainy evening these faithful believers have joined together to worship and fellowship. As the horse-drawn carriage waits in the reflection of the stained glass windows, men, women and children celebrate their faith as “Undampened Spirits.”
Artist Jack Terry’s maternal grandfather was a rancher and a cowboy who rode on some of the last great cattle drives out West. His paternal grandmother was a painter who vividly captured the people and landmarks of Texas.
From his earliest childhood days, Jack Terry found himself immersed in the worlds of both cowboys and canvases. And from the age of three, he worked to perfect the talent that has made him one of America’s most honored Western artists.
Young Jack Terry was just a toddler when he began drawing side-by-side with his grandmother while she painted. By the time he was nine, he won a Blue Ribbon at the county fair. That became the first of more than 130 awards Jack Terry won by the age of 16. As a graduate of the University of Texas, he studied anatomy and design while displaying his paintings in various galleries throughout the State.
Terry’s big break came at 26 when he was named Bicentennial Artist of Texas; he had a one-man show in the Texas Capitol Rotunda and was commissioned to paint the late President Lyndon B. Johnson. Jack’s paintings hang in prominent collections throughout the world including: The King Ranch, actor Burt Reynolds, cultural icon Dick Clark, President George W. Bush, country singer Travis Tritt, PGA Champion Hal Sutton, Governor Ann Richards, the Lyndon B. Johnson Library and Exxon-Mobil.