I was encouraged to read the depth of creativity in the latest Baptist Together magazine, including an article about painting in lock down. First page of the article You can read the whole article by following this link.
Painting Psalm 27 Over a few days in the Christmas holiday I painted 3 new paintings based on Psalm 27. I chose 3 verses to meditate on and paint. Verse 1: The Lord is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear?The Lord is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be … Continue reading For in the time of trouble-Painting Psalm 27.
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 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
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
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
"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
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…