Experimenting with watercolour styles…

I’m on holiday. Deep breath, deep rest kind of time. While there’s plenty of time to relax, catch up with family and sleep too, holiday is also a good time to sharpen up some artistic skills and experiment in new ways of painting. Here’s some of my watercolour practices from my sketchbook seeking to capture…

Serving as chaplain on Bardsey…

Last week I got to serve as chaplain on the beautiful island of Bardsey. It’s a far cry from city centre chaplaincy but the principles stay the same: love Jesus and hope that others may also come to love him too. It really is a privilege to serve as chaplain as I got to do…

Painting from my knees

I painted 4 scenes over the time I served as chaplain on Bardsey Island last week. They are all about the place of where it was painted. A wet grey morning or a bright blue afternoon- on my knees, bowed low and uncomfortable looking through the grass. They’re painted from a place of worship and…

‘I will hold your children In my heart…’

A friend wanted to celebrate his wife’s 50th birthday with a unique gift. He asked me to paint for her and we met up to talk about some of the things that may bless his wife in a painting! Here’s what I produced. There was a whole load of prophetic hunches that went with the…

Reaching for the Spirit

Once a month I help lead ‘Encounter’ an event in Cambourne which has a focus on worship and interactive teaching with an opportunity to put into practice the gifts of the Holy Spirit. We also have an artist who paints a prophetic picture during the severing and last night it was me! I painted a…

Sunday morning down the pub…

It’s my favourite time of being church when I get to hang out with the majority of people who don’t go… and I ‘be’ church around them! Today in Cambourne I painted prophetic paintings in Morrisons cafe and then the local pub with fellow prophetic artist Steph Philips. The opportunities to connect with and share…

Adventure with Jesus… again!

The original painting of adventure with Jesus is big un’. A metre by a metre and a half… not everyone has the luxury of such a large wall space! So I’ve painted a smaller version for a friend who loved the image and feel of the original but didn’t have the space to hang it….

Painting messages from God…

I had another great morning painting down the pub as part of what I do as city centre chaplain. It always blows me away how God seems to speak through the simple paintings that I do. I want to be honest with you that when I hand people a simple picture I don’t know how…

Resourced love

I’m often asked to paint for people to mark special occasions. I had the honour to paint for a couple who got married this week. When I was asked to paint for them I had an image in my mind straight away of a beautiful lake, tranquil and calm.Two swans looking eye to eye with…

Nations to the light

My friend Nicky turns 50 this week. Coupled with such a landmark Birthday is her new role as a pioneer minister for Hamptons East near Peterborough. I was asked to paint for her to mark these too momentous occasions in her life and this is what I created: The inspiration for the painting came about…