NOW YOU SEE ME: How I Forgave the Unforgivable by Kathy Sanders
On April 19, 1995, Kathy Sanders' life was changed forever when a bomb exploded and destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah building in Oklahoma City, killing her two grandsons Chase and Colton.
For months, Kathy struggled with coping and wondered if the God she'd worshiped all her life even existed. After battling bitterness and contemplating suicide, she turned to the Lord and asked what He'd have her do. The answer was clear: Forgive your enemies.
Thus Kathy forged a friendship with Terry Nichols, one of the men convicted in the bombing, via phone conversations, letters, and even face-to-face meetings.
She also began searching for answers about what happened that fateful day in April and found opportunities to cultivate relationships with Nichols' children, mother, sister, wife, and ex-wife in separate turns. She demonstrated the same type of warmth to family members of Timothy McVeigh, the second man convicted of orchestrating the bombing. Her courageous efforts of extending compassion and grace gave her peace and removed the bitterness from her life.
With photos, interviews, and actual letters exchanged between Kathy and Terry Nichols, NOW YOU SEE ME tells the story of one woman who walked the road less traveled and forgave the unforgivable.
Kathy Sanders Art captures life's important moments!
I approach my work with a unique perspective that takes into account your needs and your individual style. My style and technique are broad and flexible, developed over a decade of training and experience.
"Kathy has the knack to capture the spirit of the subject." -- Debbie Soltanzad, Oklahoma City
"From a simple family snapshot, Ms. Sanders created an inheritable keepsake." -- Margaret Abel, Oklahoma City
Award winning Arkansas artist Kathy Sanders is noted for canvases filled with light, energy, and vivid color. Her art reflects her wide variety of interests and activities. She and her husband Tom are extensive travelers and she is always on the lookout for new ideas for her paintings. Her colorful works include portraits and landscapes. She enjoys experimenting with various textures and surfaces. Her paintings may be seen in homes and businesses in Arkansas as well as Oklahoma and Texas. Her work is used extensively by interior designers and she has done commissions for a number of clients in the region.
Although Kathy has lived in Oklahoma for most of her life it was in Arkansas that she launched her full time art career in 2003. Since that time she has studied with Barry Thomas, Anne Nelson-Sweat and Corinne Hartley and never tires of learning new concepts and techniques. For more information contact Kathy at KathySandersArt@sbcglobal.net.
Little Rock, Arkansas
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