Artist Phyllis Sayre’s “Hidden Messages”

"Fly" by Phyllis Sayre

"Fly" courtesy of Phyllis Sayre

I missed the June 8 opening but a few days later I had a chance to stop in at the Art Center of  Corpus Christi where an entire corridor is devoted to Phyllis Sayre’s “Hidden Messages” paintings. About the works, Phyllis says they are “acrylic, heavily textured painting with the initial impression of abstraction. When you look closer there are hidden words in each painting such as JOY, PEACE, LOVE. If you search the painting you will also find an unexpected detail in the bottom corner.”

I like words and I had fun trying to spot their hiding places in Phyllis’s paintings.  

Phyllis adds, “I tried to capture the fact the sometimes in our lives, the abstract situations, if I looked at closer, have hidden peace (joy, etc.) and an unexpected truth. I believe God can bring about good from any situation.”

 The exhibit hangs until June 25th. The Art Center is at 100 N. Shoreline Blvd.,  Corpus Christi, Texas 78401. Call 361-884-6406 for more information or visit the Web site at It’s open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day except Monday and admission is free. For a preview of other Hidden Messages paintings and more of Phyllis’s work, visit her online gallery.

About Dee

"What if?" Those two words all too easily send Devorah Fox spinning into flights of fancy. Best-selling author of “The Redoubt,” voted one of 50 Self-Published Books Worth Reading 2016, and three other books in The Bewildering Adventures of King Bewilliam epic historical fantasy series. She also co-authored the contemporary thriller, Naked Came the Sharks, with Jed Donellie. She contributed to Masters of Time: a SciFi/Fantasy Time Travel Anthology and has several Short Reads to her name, including Murder by the Book, A Mystery Mini. Born in Brooklyn, New York, she now lives in The Barefoot Palace on the Texas Gulf Coast with rescued tabby cats ... and a dragon named Inky. Visit the “Dee-Scoveries” blog at
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