One of the most genuine, kind, energetic and go-getting kind of ministers that I have ever met came to pick up a commission today for a community cafe based in Stockport. Ed Leavy picking up the painting The painting is of a Monarch Chrysalis to butterfly process depicting new life. From death to life. Transformation … Continue reading Commissioned for a cafe
I’ve just put in my shop 10 new paintings (and some BC- before Covid) that have been adorning the cafe walls of the Backroom cafe in Gamlingay. Here they are! You can order them or find out more about them by clicking any of the images.
I’m so excited about my new calendar. It’s a declaration of hope that it’s a new day! This is what I wrote about it: Inspire your friends and family each day with the promises of a ‘New day.' Give hope and bring a reminder that out of what has been, the best is yet to … Continue reading It’s a new day
Click this link to get your prints! (Available until the end of October) https://chrisduffettart.com/products/3-free-prints-of-the-chrysalis-one-to-keep-to-give-away Originally painted for Stockport Churches for a new community hub and café, this Monarch Chrysalis to butterfly process is all about new life. From death to life. Transformation of the old into the new. This whole past 'loss of a season' … Continue reading The Chrysalis
3 new paintings based on the sunrise I can’t get away from the word ‘Dayspring.’ There’s something about the word that conjures up hope and good plans within my spirit. It’s an ancient English word for Dawn and in my painting recently I have been producing and creating picture after picture with simple and often … Continue reading Day Spring
I painted for five days. One of the biggest art projects I have ever undertaken! Here’s a short film tracking the process and thinking behind it: https://youtu.be/bUGHLrfjju8
New Day Dawning It’s grey and miserable and it feels like I haven’t seen the sun for an age and a half! Two weeks ago I watched it rise. It was a morning like no other- an opportunity to simply sit and wait for the sun to dawn. Here’s a short film of 5 paintings … Continue reading It’s a new day dawning
"He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters.” I’ve done a series of paintings recently based on a simple verse from 2 Samuel 22.17. The one above is a large 90cm by 90cm painting with gold leaf, inks, masking fluid and acrylic paint this beauty … Continue reading He reached down from on high.
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, … Continue reading The great embrace
You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. 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 … Continue reading Stressful times and creativity…