The wind and the coracle 


I was recently commissioned to do a painting for a friend who was ordained in the Church of England. It’s based on the idea of how ancient Christian Celts would get into a Coracle and go where the wind took them. 

A dangerous missionary strategy but one that took them to distant islands and ‘far off’ lands. 

 The words in the wind are from John’s gospel: 

The wind blows all around us as if it has a will of its own; we feel and hear it, but we do not understand where it has come from or where it will end up. Life in the Spirit is as if it were the wind of God.


I enjoyed layering the paints to give the effect of how the wind would feel:  

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Ed Jones says:

    Hi Chris,

    That is an awesomely powerful painting, thanks for sharing.

    Just wanted to encourage you to keep being and doing all that God has created you to be!

    Stay blessed



    1. Chris says:

      Ed, thanks buddy!

  2. Alison Myers says:

    Reblogged this on Alison's Blog and commented:
    Chris Duffett recently created this wonderful painting for Beth Cope as a gift to mark her ordination and the start of her new job as Team Pioneer Curate in the Lordsbridge Team. Welcome Beth!

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