Garden Prayers: Fall

T.M. Givens

Garden Prayers: Fall is the fourth collection of drawings made at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden (now the California Botanic Garden) in Claremont and in Upland, California. Artist T.M. Givens asks, “how do you learn to read when there are no words to express what you are thinking? Well, I think that’s what I was up to in these four books with drawings of my prayers.”

T.M. Givens has exhibited in a variety of media, with sculpture at the Ankrum Gallery, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Chaffey College, and with drawings and paintings in a variety of galleries in Sacramento. In 2018, the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden exhibited his drawings in a changing exhibition titled “Terry Givens: 100 Garden Views.”
He has contributed many drawings to organizations, individuals, and businesses in and around Claremont. A collection of his political cartoons appear in the book Diary of a Mad House-Husband. In addition, he has curated exhibitions at the Rex Wignall Gallery in Ontario and the Riverside Art Museum. He taught art and photography in a variety of local elementary and secondary schools, as well as at local universities and colleges.
Terry and Carolyne Givens live in Upland.