Commissioned for a cafe

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

Creativity and evangelism

I love teaching. My relationship with teaching hasn’t always been quite so amorous. I used to teach a bit like an information spewing machine which was both exhausting for me and my listeners! This mornings experience was more about ‘caught than taught’ an opportunity to have a go, hear some stories and reflect on the … Continue reading Creativity and evangelism

He reached down from on high.

"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.

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, … Continue reading The great embrace

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 … Continue reading Painting for people…

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 … Continue reading The art of searching