Margaret Claudine Coker Lawson

As an artist I am often sight inspired to paint. I see something or someone and think, "that would make a great painting".

Mrs. Lawson sits two pews behind me at New Friendship Baptist Church. I always speak to her and she always has kind words and a beautiful smile for me and everyone else. Several months ago I asked if I could take some pictures of her to use for a painting and when finished I presented it to her.

Mrs. Lawson was born August 23, 1919 and has been a member of New Friendship Baptist Church for 66 years. Her love of travel saw her crossing the United States to all fifty states with her husband, George, and later with children and grandchildren after his death. She also toured seven countries with family and known as babysitter extraordinaire of six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. I also heard she is a great cook of the world's best chocolate chip cookies and party mix.

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Comment by Debra Kay on April 1, 2017 at 8:37pm
Beautiful! Such a sweet lady too!
Comment by Annette Kinn on April 2, 2017 at 4:01am

Gorgeous portrait of an amazing lady.

Comment by Laurel Nichols on April 2, 2017 at 6:37am

Wonderful painting and wonderful lady. 

Comment by Paul Dodd on April 2, 2017 at 8:36am

Wonderful work

Comment by John Andreou on April 2, 2017 at 1:01pm

A lovely painting and so natural.  May the Lord bless her and you too Mike and a fitting Scripture even though it was written in a different context would be ...............freely ye have received, freely give.  The Lord has given you a great gift brother

Comment by Nelson Failing on April 2, 2017 at 5:27pm

Oh she must have been thrilled to see this magnificent painting of her huh?...sounds like a very lovable woman...fabulous piece Mike!

Comment by Mike Ivey on April 3, 2017 at 12:20am
Thanks for the great comments.
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