Donated Painting Auctions for $30,000
Mark created "Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire", a painting rich with traditional and patriotic themes, as a tribute to the victims and heroes of 9/11.The original Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire bears the inscription “God Bless America, George Bush, 41st President, USA”." In 2003, it auctioned for $30,000 at the Annual American Art Classic in Houston, Texas to benefit The Gladney Center of Ft. Worth, a home and adoption agency for girls and women with unplanned pregnancies. Mark borrowed the title for this painting from a book by the same name about the Brooklyn Tabernacle Church in New York which came alive with God's spirit through prayer, confession, and humility. This image – without the Bush inscription – is available in giclee print.
A close up of the signature of George Bush, 41st President
For more details on this painting, including availability of prints, visit "Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire."
About the Gladney Center
Since its inception in 1887, the Fort Worth based Gladney Center for Adoption has placed more than 26,000 children (internationally and domestically) in forever homes and served more then 36,000 birth mothers. The agency also maintains the largest, most comprehensive maternity home in the United States. For more information about Gladney's international and domestic adoption programs, please log onto www.gladney.org.
About Mark Stewart