Appalachian artist paints Loretta’s likeness at the MAC

Appalachian artist paints Loretta’s likeness at the MAC
Appalachian artist paints Loretta’s likeness at the MAC

One popular coal miner’s daughter was picked for stardom straight out of Butcher Holler. Now, her face is permanently on display in charcoal tones, giving life to the halls of the Mountain Arts Center (macarts.com).

“Appalachian artists celebrating Appalachian artists. That’s perfect for what we want,” said MAC Executive Director Joe Campbell. “It’s special that the first one could be Loretta Lynn. Just the connection to the mountains and the music industry.”

Loretta Lynn’s likeness, portrayed by Prestonsburg artist Payton Martin, shows a greyscale portrait with some gold and silver flairs worthy of a “country queen.”

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