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.
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’ve just put in my shop 10 new paintings (and some BC- before Covid) that have been adorning the cafe walls of the Backroom cafe in Gamlingay. Here they are! You can order them or find out more about them by clicking any of the images.
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
I love staying with my friend Glyn and his family. Not only is he my fellow co-principal of The Light College he is also my friend. A good friend who blesses me and prays for me and journeys with me as we follow Jesus. I love staying at his as it’s like going abroad and … Continue reading It’s like staying a night in a work of art
New Day Dawning It’s grey and miserable and it feels like I haven’t seen the sun for an age and a half! Two weeks ago I watched it rise. It was a morning like no other- an opportunity to simply sit and wait for the sun to dawn. Here’s a short film of 5 paintings … Continue reading It’s a new day dawning
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
With my friend Adrian Semerene teaching at Ridley Hall Yesterday I spoke at Ridley Hall college in Cambridge on ‘Creative worship.’ Part of the day was a practical for the students to capture something of their story of the ‘from and to.’ The challenge I gave them was to show where they had journeyed from … Continue reading ‘From/to’ paintings.
Jesus said: "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls, who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it." On Sunday night I painted a pearl to represent what the Kingdom of God is like. It's a hand holding a pearl … Continue reading One of great value