Verna Dozier, credit: Tracy Councill, used with permission

This oil on canvas painting by Tracy Councill was created to honor Verna Dozier on the 100th anniversary of her birth. St. Mark’s Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., which served as Dozier’s spiritual home for fifty years, held a centennial event to honor her legacy on October 8, 2017. At the celebration, Rt. Rev. Carl Walter Wright blessed the painting. It now hangs in the Dozier Library at St. Mark’s.

Council depicts Verna Dozier with her right hand up and her expression mid-thought, which is how she often looked when she was preaching. She is standing in front of the Amos window at St. Mark’s. The window is dedicated in her honor and depicts Verna and her sister Lois in the central left portion. The window was installed in 1999.

Tracy Councill is an artist and art therapist in Washington, D.C. She is also a 35-year member of St. Mark’s and heard Dozier preach regularly. Prints of the painting are available here.