Evangelism and art

Recently I led a small team of 7 people to explore different ways of painting with the hope that together we would then give some of the paintings away. For some, this was a brand new experience so I gave plenty of time to ‘play’ with the materials and explore different techniques as well as…

Wild geese

Just as the dove is commonly used as a symbol of the Holy Spirit the ancient Celts third person of the trinity was represented as a wild goose. Recently I was commissioned to paint for someone who wanted to give a gift to a friend… they asked me to paint something that would speak from…

Prayer paintings

It was fairly quiet at our weekly community lighthouse cafe this week so I did some prayer paintings for some of our regulars to encourage them. Each one carried a simple message and encouragement:

Prayer and painting retreat

Here’s some highlights from a prayer and painting retreat I led this week at the beautiful Foxhill Centre in Cheshire.

‘From- to’ paintings

I was at Ridley Hall in Cambridge today lecturing on creative worship. One of the exercises was to encourage the Studnet’s to consider what they desired for their placement churches- I called it ‘from -to’ paintings inspired by a verse in Romans from ‘death to life.’ The paintings were abstract but with distinct colours to…

“I am the Resurrection and The Life.”

Last night we had our monthly ‘Encounter’ service at Cambourne Church, near Cambridge. It’s a monthly worship and teaching gathering that emphasises the ‘have a go at using the gifts of the Spirit.’ There’s space to dance and express oneself in worship. We also have an artist each time we meet who paints or creates…

Prophetic paintings from Fresh Streams conference 2019.

I had the joy of being prophetic artist in residence at Fresh Streams this year. What. A. Joy. I’m in my element when I paint and I created 3 new pieces: 1) Worship in the waterfall. I had a picture of a waterfall. A falling of the Spirit. A quenching that was relentless. A pouting…