The great embrace

I miss hugging people in this time of the world wide pandemic. I’m going to hug more often when this is all over! It’s hard keeping your distance when you see people suffering. The Easter story is a story of a great embrace. Transcendent holy God embracing humankind in our suffering by taking upon himself,…

Little garden of Hope

I’ve been following our College and Collective daily challenges to be light in this painful and strange time. You too can see them on our Facebook page here: They’re simple daily challenges ranging from painting a picture for someone to putting up a poster of encouragement in your window. The idea that really caught my…

Stressful times and creativity…

I needed to paint. It’s a way to recreate and be at peace and in this global pandemic I needed to meet with God afresh. Besides, things were getting a little stressful in the Duffett household, with homeschooling and juggling work from home! So here’s what I created in my time of solace and worship.

Painting for people…

This morning someone called round to pick up a painting from my home. It’s one that I’ve worked on over the last 3 weeks and I’ve really enjoyed painting it. There’s been loads of colour and vibrant light. There’s lots of symbolism and meaning behind the painting which are personal to the person I painted…

‘From/to’ paintings.

Yesterday I spoke at Ridley Hall college in Cambridge on ‘Creative worship.’ Part of the day was a practical for the students to capture something of their story of the ‘from and to.’ The challenge I gave them was to show where they had journeyed from and to where? Here are some of the ‘from…

Night and day shining!

I got to spend the day creating and painting with my daughters. I was commissioned by my friend Andy Putt (in the picture above) who leads ‘streetlight project’ in Wimborne, Dorset. He asked me to paint a corridor by the loos of the centre. And seeing as it was him who asked me, I said…

The art of searching

I’ve been thinking a lot about the story of the ‘pearl of great price.’ You may know the short parable already, but just in case here it is: “Also, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant who was searching for fine pearls. When he found a valuable pearl, he went away, sold everything he…

One of great value

Jesus said: “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls, who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it.” On Sunday night I painted a pearl to represent what the Kingdom of God is like. It’s a hand holding a pearl…

Courage: The God Who Sees Me

In this new series of paintings for 2020 Chris Duffett shares 4 unique limited edition prints of the original prophetic art work painted at Fresh Streams annual gathering 2020. They all have the theme of courage and Chris took the courage to paint in a different and more abstract way. It has been created using…