The Church and Art have a storied history. The art was mostly in the old masters style by artists that set the groundwork and standard for many of today's art, styles, materials, techniques and this artist's genre. My style, described as contemporary, is not by accident. My intention is to combine an old and well known theme and subject with a new and modern image.
People ask me if I am a religious person. I answer yes and no. Yes, I believe in God and Jesus. No, I don't preach and go to Church every week. Yes, I do pray and believe what the Bible teaches. No, I don't bend people's ear about God, Jesus and going to Church. Yes, I consider my art as my form of ministry. I believe there are many individuals like me that consider themselves as religious and contemporary.
My artwork includes Shepherds in repose, Angels being Angels, Maidens from the Biblical times and landscapes that include Churches. In the future, I plan to combine these figures in Biblical stories and Bible verses. My vision includes having my art works displayed in homes and Churches. My goal is to have some influence in bringing Art and the Church back together again.
When you study my art from your easy chair or comfortable sofa at your home, I want you to ponder what it might have been like to live where and when Jesus walked the earth. Consider what people might have thought when they heard Him speak and the words He said. Explore how people might have felt when they saw or heard of the miracles He did.
When you encounter my art in the halls of your Church, I want you to remember the stories the Church leaders shared in classes and sermons. Take note of the backgrounds, the images and the colors that enhance the spoken words.
I want you to enjoy my artwork.