“I believe beauty will save the world…but art only has power if people slow down enough to see it.” – Seth Tummins Seth Tummins decided to learn how to create oil paintings in December 2009. Little did he know at the time that this decision would alter the course of his life. Now […]Read more "Christian Artist Feature – Seth Tummins"
“Once again I allowed myself to be led astray into reaching for stars that are too big—another failure—and I have had my fill of that.” Vincent Van Gogh Though he was painting from the insane asylum he had checked himself into and was attempting to paint a night-time view while working during the day, Van […]Read more "V: Vincent Van Gogh and the Artist’s “Failure”"
“I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best.” Frida Kahlo While strolling through a modern art museum one afternoon, I suddenly stopped and cried, “Why are all the paintings in this room of this crazy lady with the unibrow?” Laughing, my wife took me by […]Read more "K: Frida Kahlo – The Beauty and Danger of Self-Examination"
“I have wanted my work, be it my paintings, my writings, or my photography, to give back to the Master Creator of the Universe, honoring Him for all that He has afforded me.” – Julie As a retired educator, Julie (affectionately known as “Mama Cookie” by her students), never considered herself to be […]Read more "Christian Artist Feature – Julie “Cookie”"
“The Holy Spirit has been showing me what He wants me to share through my assignments.” Wendi Coats _________________________________ Wendi Coats is a current art student and aspiring artist who strives to make God the center of her work, and who is willing to try any sort of artistic venture at least once. Wendi submitted […]Read more "Christian Artist Feature – Gallery Walk with Wendi Coats"
“I am the pen that God likes to use.” – JB If you’re looking for visual art with a Jamaican flair that is based completely on worshipful passages of Scripture, then look no further than Thru His Vessel JB. This, of course, is the pseudonym for Jen Ben, a Jamaican American artist who […]Read more "Christian Artist Feature – Thru His Vessel JB"
Countless artists have attempted to capture the beauty and the majesty of Christ’s birth, and we tend to see so many of these images around this time of year that few really reach out and grab us. I find this particular painting, however, especially beautiful. Adoration of the Shepherds was painted by Gerard […]Read more "“Adoration of the Shepherds” – Gerard von Honthorst"
Have you ever seen a painting that simply refused to be ignored, inspiring you to think deeply about life and the way it should be lived? For me, one of these paintings is The Execution of Lady Jane Grey, by Paul Delaroche. You see, in 1833 when this oil painting was completed, painters the […]Read more "“The Execution of Lady Jane Grey” and Living a Vibrant Life"
There is a Thomas Kinkeade gallery near our home, and my wife and I often stop in to gaze at the beautiful paintings. My favorite has always been one entitled In the Woods, which depicts a peaceful little cabin nestled deep in the woods surrounded by tall trees and a bubbling stream. Each time […]Read more "Finding God in the Smoky Mountains"
Take a moment to gaze at this painting and try to answer this question: “What is this piece of art about?” Stumped? Don’t feel bad…ever since Jackson Pollock painted Autumn Rhythm (No. 30) in 1950, people have been scratching their heads in wonder. Abstract painting is an acquired taste, and this classic example will either […]Read more "Bottling Abstract Concepts – Pollock’s “Autumn Rhythm”"