The Gallery at Saint Peter’s is hosting a collection of artwork which explores the creative spirit of Conway artist, Dema Clark. Throughout the collection of pastel, oil and watercolor paintings, Dema demonstrates how her art has been strongly influenced by her faith. Dema has chosen several paintings from the collection which illustrate in her own words how her faith has carried her during troubling times and how with the help of the Holy Spirit, she is able to create artwork to express her thankfulness and gratitude.

This past year has been a year of blessings for Dema and now she has extended that blessing to Saint Peter’s.  Dema has generously donated this collection of over 300 pieces with the hope that others will love her work enough to purchase and hang on their walls.  All proceeds will go to Saint Peter’s Artists Collective (SPARC) to benefit the scholarship fund for young artists, musicians and writers.

In her own words: “Blessings are family, friends, abilities and His Word. So many blessings have I received. That is why this year, I want to bless others and let them know I appreciate all they have done for me and with me. These paintings and drawings span a long time period and are done in various mediums. Art sometimes has been therapy and much of the time just fun, as I tried to copy the Master Artist’s creations in the world around us. By donating these to your cause, many others will receive a blessing. Thank you for the honor of sharing with you all.”

We hope you will visit the Parish Hall to view the collection and take time to read the stories behind many of the paintings and drawings. In addition, we really hope you will join us on Saturday, June 22nd starting at 10am for a celebration of Dema’s generous donation to Saint Peter’s:

  • At 10 AM, Dema will teach a class we have named “Squiggle with Dema”. Learn how to take your line “squiggles” and create amazing landscapes or portraits.
  • At 11:30 we will provide a picnic lunch and introduce our first Saint Peter’s clothesline art show of all your squiggle drawings.
  • After lunch, we have planned a gallery talk with Dema for those who would like to ask her questions about her art and faith journey.

This is a family event – anyone can squiggle, and we all love a picnic and learning new things. Please plan to join us. We are sure you will find Dema’s art adventures both educational and inspiring. Contact for more information.