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…

Out from darkness into light.

For this time of year, as the clocks go back and Halloween is just around the corner this recent picture of mine feels somewhat apt. Not because it looks a bit spooky but because it’s about stepping out from the darkness into the light. It was painted at a recent worship service at Cambourne church…

“Do I still yearn for your glory to lighten on me?”

I have spent the past three days at Breakout gathering, a time for pioneers across the streams of churches to gather and support one another as well as have some direction and input. Roy Searle led us to consider the ancient Celts to help us pioneer today. Their Rhythm and Patterns in connecting with God…

The JOY of painting for people…

One of the joys of what I do is that I get to paint commissions for people for significant occasions in their lives. It’s the gift that keeps on giving, brightening up a home as well as being a reminder to the recipient some of the promises of God over their lives. Birthdays, retirements, new…

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…

Adventure into the unknown… again, again!

A couple of months ago I repainted a very popular painting of mine called ‘Adventure into the unknown.’ It was the first one of its kind in a new ink and acrylic style. I offer limited high quality prints of this picture. However, I was contacted to paint something similar that carried the same sense…