Nancy Haynes was one of the three major volunteer painters. She has had decorative painting training and is very good in painting wildlife and animals. She has painted many of the horses, rounding boards and scenery panels.
Brenda Lowery is a very good decorative painter. She is very precise in following her pattern decisions and has an uncanny eye for color. She painted horses and rounding boards and chariots.
Alice Johnson also is a decorative painter and a volunteer. Being a decorative painter means you are taught brush control as well as drawing fine lines for trim work. Alice painted horses, rounding boards, and scenery panels.
All three ladies have worked five years as volunteers. Each phase of the painting was a combined effort and much discussion as to color application and context of each piece of work that was done. Nancy is a hair dresser, Brenda and her husband are business owners, and Alice owned an arts and craft shop and taught decorative painting for Cleveland Community College, adult education for twenty-two years. Alice sold her shop in 1994.
They started painting on the carrousel project in 1992 and have well over 6000 hours, collectively on the project. Also involved in volunteer painting were Geary Sloan, Darlene Godfrey, Jerry McGinnis, Phillip Lovelace, Elizabeth Vinesette, Jerry Gantt, Linda Ferree, Judy Hall, Lynn Ledford, Sara McNeilly, Barbara Crider, and Selvia Brown.
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