“That’s my Big Project”, said Kathryn Guidry
Destin Banner Art brings coastal flair to Main Street in Destin. Our Community Ambassador, Kathryn Guidry of Valparaiso, was a featured artist and painted a sunset scene with a heron. Many of you know Kathryn as our designer extraordinaire, contributing to all our creative projects throughout the year. Kathryn was interviewed for the banner art, and courtesy of the Destin Log, an excerpt appears below. Kathryn was joined in this effort with another incredible Fisher House supporter, Kathy Schumacher who donates highly sought after art each year at our Helping Heroes Gala.
“I did it because it kind of reflects the area and the colors were very vivid, so I thought it would make a perfect banner,” Guidry said.
Although this is Guidry’s first time to participate in the banner project, she’s dabbled in all sorts of arts and crafts all her life.
“Growing up I had a father who was very artistic and talented … so I guess it kind of runs in the family,” she said.
When her children went off to college, she had more time on her hands and took painting lessons.
Since then she has done artwork to raise money for such local organizations as the Panhandle Animal Welfare Society and Children in Crisis. She’s also very involved with Fisher House.
Fisher House is located on Eglin Air Force Base and provides a “home away from home” so that military families can be together during treatment for serious illnesses.
“That’s my big project,” she said, noting that her husband is retired military.