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B Kathleen Fannin

B.KathleenFannin-Watercolors

Monmouth, IL

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The Rev. Dr. B. Kathleen Fannin grew up in a military family that moved often. By the time she was eight, she had lived in seven states. She earned her B.A. in Sociology, Psychology, and Anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin. Her Master of Theological Studies was received from Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. Her Doctor of Ministry was earned at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D. C. She has been a member of American Mensa since 1980.

Her varied working career includes time spent as a Park Ranger (Archaeologist) with the U.S. National Park Service, an economic developer, and a college chaplain. She also spent a number of years participating in Civil War reenacting across the United States. Fascinated by the connection between creativity and spirituality, she has led a number of retreats and workshops about the wonder of nature and the nature of wonder. She is the author of seven books, including Paper Trail: Letters from the Civil War (2013), Reverence & Revelry: Remembering God at College (2009), Wonder & Other Life Skills: Spiritual Life Retreats for Young Adults Using the Creative Arts (2007), and Light Running: Poems for All Seasons (2010).

Throughout her life, Kathleen has been very fond of watercolor paintings and longed to learn this art form. On July 1, 2011, she went to Dick Blick Art Materials, purchased brushes, paint, paper, and several books and began teaching herself. She entered her first art show in May, 2012, sponsored by The Buchanan Center for the Arts in Monmouth, IL. Much to her joy and amazement, one of the pieces she entered ("Beside Still Waters") won "Best of Class: Works on Paper." She lives with two felicitous felines, Sophia and Jack, who encourage her work by periodically walking across the art table to nab a stray brush (thereby necessitating her use of a different brush) and helping her open boxes of new art materials when delivered by the postman. Connoisseurs of fine art, they look especially regal when reclining on a finished painting foolishly left unattended by their person-the-artist.

 

Garden Wonder by B Kathleen Fannin

 

Abundance by B Kathleen Fannin

 

Stillness by B Kathleen Fannin

 

Windswept Majesty by B Kathleen Fannin

 

San Jacinto Monument by B Kathleen Fannin

 

San Jacinto Spring by B Kathleen Fannin

 

San Jacinto Sunrise by B Kathleen Fannin

 

Heron Wading by B Kathleen Fannin

 

Summer Song by B Kathleen Fannin

 

By Dawn's Early Light by B Kathleen Fannin

 

Imagined Autumn by B Kathleen Fannin

 

Green River by B Kathleen Fannin

 

January Snow by B Kathleen Fannin

 

Alleluia by B Kathleen Fannin

 

Cave by B Kathleen Fannin

 

Emergence by B Kathleen Fannin

 

Irises by B Kathleen Fannin

 

Camouflage by B Kathleen Fannin

 

Shining Spirit by B Kathleen Fannin

 

Valentine's Day by B Kathleen Fannin

 

Swans by B Kathleen Fannin

 

Celebration by B Kathleen Fannin

 

Garden by B Kathleen Fannin

 

Ocotillo at Sunrise by B Kathleen Fannin

 

Passion Flower by B Kathleen Fannin

 

Sea Fans and Coral by B Kathleen Fannin

 

Abundance by B Kathleen Fannin

 

Pinks by B Kathleen Fannin

 

Angel by B Kathleen Fannin

 

Arrival of Kings by B Kathleen Fannin

 

Starlight and Candlelight by B Kathleen Fannin

 

God So Loved The World by B Kathleen Fannin

 

When Heaven Cried by B Kathleen Fannin

 

February Dawn by B Kathleen Fannin

 

River Walk At Christmas by B Kathleen Fannin

 

The Homestead by B Kathleen Fannin

 

Red Rock Canyon by B Kathleen Fannin

 

Alpine Cabin by B Kathleen Fannin

 

Christmas Cat by B Kathleen Fannin

 

Snowbirds by B Kathleen Fannin

 

Holt House by B Kathleen Fannin

 

Texas Live Oak by B Kathleen Fannin

 

Puerto Vallarta by B Kathleen Fannin

 

Hill Country by B Kathleen Fannin

 

Bluebonnets by B Kathleen Fannin

 

Quiet Morning At Gettysburg by B Kathleen Fannin

 

Alley Springs Mill by B Kathleen Fannin

 

Beach Grass by B Kathleen Fannin