King of Kings
20" x 20"
Lord, we praise you daily. We keep our eyes fixed upon you. You are the King of Kings. We exalt you. We honor you. We love you. We pray for your guidance. We need your strength and discernment. We turn to you in prayer. We ask for your forgiveness and we repent. We turn away from sin and we ask that you help us unite to be one body of Christ in this broken world. We need a savior. We look to your Son, Jesus Christ for redemption. We know he is our only hope.
Elohim - God
Yahweh – The Lord, I am
El Elyon – God Most High
Abba – Daddy, Father
El Roi – The Good Who Sees
El Shaddai - God Almighty
Yahweh Yireh - The Lord Will Provide
Yahweh Nissi - The Lord Is My Banner
Jehovah Rapha - Healer, the Lord who heals you
Yahweh Shalom - The Lord Is Peace
This mixed media painting is our Father, our Creator. Within his mane are collage materials containing biblical scripture, hymns of praise and visuals of bible parables. You need to look closely to see the hidden elements. They are not visible at first glance, but they are part of his makeup. May God’s word sustain us. May we sing loud hymns of praise and put our faith and trust in our Righteous, Holy Father. He is our strength.
Be the Light
20" x 24"
We are called to “be the light” in a world of darkness. That when people look at us, they see goodness, hope, compassion, and love. There are many ways to bring light to this world. When contemplating an image for this concept, fireflies in a dark wooded forest came to mind after praying and asking God. It is a perfect representation of how each tiny little firefly can impact the darkness. The light from one little firefly may not be much but put them all together and the forest floor is glowing! We must remember that our mission while on Earth is to spread lightness. We are called to be different from those around us. We answer to God and we represent Christ in our actions. I hope this painting blesses you and reminds you how beautiful the darkness can become when illuminated with love.
There is an interesting background story for this painting, too. Last week I was asked to paint live at Revive Wisconsin, LaCrosse. It has been a year since I painted live and started my prophetic art journey. God lifted me up and gave me supernatural confidence to do something I had never done (besides not painting for 40 years!). Over the course of the past year and a half I have been painting, but not live. When asked again, I felt the pangs of doubt. Would I be able to do it again? I need an idea. What should I paint? Etc etc. The main obstacle to me was the subject and being able to paint it within a sermon period… 2 hours. I was struggling with an idea trying to think of something. I went for a bike ride to decompress and while praying, God gave the title and the image. “Be the Light” with fireflies. Instead of trying to think of something, I simply let God tell me. It came to me in one instant. Unfortunately, I was not able to paint due to a scheduling conflict with my husband, but one more amazing thing happened. The first photo sent to me from the outreach was a WI team member wearing a t-shirt with the words “Be the Light”. After that, I knew I needed to paint this image regardless if it would be painted live. “Be the Light” was definitely the message from God in this current climate of unrest.
In the Beginning
20" x 24"
God-given creativity. We all have it. I am starting a new series of intuitive abstract paintings that are painted completely without a plan. I love the results and may have just discovered a new passion for abstract art and its freestyle methods.
Creativity is a beautiful thing. We come up with our own ways of doing something using our imagination. I am glad God was so generous when he doled out the creative potential in each of us!
I call this painting “In the Beginning”. For me, this is the beginning of a new artistic journey. It also represents God’s creativity in creating the universe. He had unlimited resources and organized everything in the most intricate and well-planned design that is completely awe-inspiring when we look at it in its entirety. How everything works so perfectly together… Even the tiniest detail like a butterfly wing. Creativity is a beautiful thing!
New Creation in Christ
18" x 24"
When you opened your heart to Jesus, you became a new creation! Your old self has washed away, and you have been reborn and new in Christ! This painting depicts surrender and what that feels like. Letting everything go and handing it over to Jesus. Allowing him to take it all upon himself – freeing us. No matter what we have done, all is forgivable in Christ. Immerse yourself in him and let it all go; the pain, the hurt, the unforgiveness, the sins… All of it. A new life awaits you in Christ!
2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
24" x 30"
Lord, give them eyes to see. Your evidence is all around us. The beauty of nature is the proof of your existence and we are without excuse. My prayers are for awakening. May the eyes of the lost be opened to their Lord and Savior. May they finally see ultimate truth; that they are one-of-a-kind creations and not accidents with no purpose in life.
God gave me this vision. It started with the wide-eyed doe and expanded. I painted the deer first without any plan and the other elements came to me slowly without any thought on composition. There is such uniqueness in every living thing and the way it operates. Mammals, insects, atoms, DNA, seasons, solar system…. Everything nature encompasses is miraculous. I pray this painting evokes an awareness in anyone lost; that they “go deeper” in life and start searching for truth. Nature is God’s canvas and proof of his existence.
Romans 1, 20
20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.
Psalm 19 1-6
The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
2 Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they reveal knowledge.
3 They have no speech, they use no words;
no sound is heard from them.
4 Yet their voice goes out into all the earth,
their words to the ends of the world.
In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun.
5 It is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber,
like a champion rejoicing to run his course.
6 It rises at one end of the heavens
and makes its circuit to the other;
nothing is deprived of its warmth.
18" x 24"
God will provide. Simple, yet profound! We can spend so much time worrying and fretting over our provision, but God’s word assures us that He will provide for us. God gave me this vision of a little cardinal in the winter months. He is looking me straight in the eye, as if to say to say “Don’t worry. He’ll take care of you, too”. Whenever I look at his little cocked head reassuring me, I am reminded of God’s faithfulness. Even in times of lean, we can depend on God’s provision to get us through to the next season.
Matthew 6:26 repeats this promise.
Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?
We Are the Lighthouse
18" x 24"
God is Light. He is the Light of this world! Just as a lighthouse stands out in the pitch dark, the church does the same. We stand as a welcoming sight to those battling treacherous seas and seasons of life. This beacon of light represents the church. A sign to all that we are available to help and support those in need. We are the light and love of God. God oversees all. He is sovereign and stands strong against the gales of life that wear us down. He watches over us and protects us. His watchful gaze is constant. He never takes his eyes off us. He stands with his lighthouse in the storm!
John 1:5 The Light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it
I’ve Got This
18" x 24"
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God’s hand is evident in everything. As the Creator of all things, he spoke the world into existence. This painting depicts God’s open palm. He offers his hand lovingly to all who seek Him. His outstretched arm and open hand is inviting us all to communion with Him. He patiently waits for us to grab hold of his hand and walk with Him daily, sharing our troubles and concerns. He assures us “I’ve Got This”. We don’t have to carry the burdens of life alone. Give it all to God. Take His hand and share your heart with Him. He is your provider, your comforter and your source of peace.
Get out of the Boat
20" x 20"
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An empty boat is a good sign! It means we "got out of the boat". This painting is meant to remind us that we need to leave our safe little boat and start walking on water. The words that came to me were: Trust, Faith, Obedience, Peace. I urge you to get out of your boat and take a leap of faith toward what God is leading you to. Be encouraged by God's invitation!
Whenever I choose a painting subject, it is after much contemplation. My husband and I discuss issues and topics that we need encouragement about. My art is a “get out of the boat” project. It is so easy to talk ourselves out of doing things we really want to, but fear gets in the way. We are afraid to step out in faith.
A serene rowboat came to mind when I envisioned the peace of God. A very quiet scene with glass-like water. The water does not look intimidating or scary but very inviting. Almost inviting us to step out confidently. He isn’t making this decision hard for us. He is encouraging us. Step out and don’t worry and it will be just fine.
Identity in Christ
18" x 24"
We are each so special and truly one-of-a-kind!
It is hard to comprehend that there is only one YOU!
God gave me this vision of what it means to have our identity rooted in Him -
The Lion of Judah...FREE, STRONG, BOLD, CONFIDENT and POWERFUL! When I look into the eyes of this lion, I see all of this. I see the gaze of God looking lovingly at His creation with so much pride and devotion. He loves us wherever we are at, no matter what we have done. All is forgiven in His eyes. We need to understand that and live in our true identity. We are so loved and cherished by our Father. He will never leave us and is always waiting and willing to support and encourage us. He is not condemning. He is wise and wants the best for us. He knows what we need and empowers us to live the life we are created for, all in fellowship with Him, our loving Father.
Art created with the Father.