TOWARDS THE LIGHT But I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to myself. John 12:32 NIV
THE FRUIT PICKERS How we see but a faint reflection of riddles and mysteries as though reflected in a mirror but one day we will see face-to-face. I Corinthians 13:12a Passion Translation
RESTING PLACE "The resting place of His love will become the very source and root of your life" Ephesians 3:17 Passion Translation Back in October I joined in with an online creative prophetic worship workshop led by Heather Nicols and Lee Woodward. It was quite an event with 50 participants from all over the globe! It was a wonderful experience praying with a couple of ladies from South Africa and watching prophetic dance live from Australia while her music was being played in America! Our lovely planet suddenly felt quite small! 'Resting Place' came out of one of the exercises we were asked to do using the beautiful words from Ephesians.
THE ROCK "My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken." Psalm 62 :1-2 NIV Late September 2020 found us in windy North Cornwall. The sea was wild, contorting and changing moment by moment - an artist's dream ! I came home with lots of sketches of this wild sea. In prayer the wild sea returned to my memory - the wild sea of Covid. But in its midst stood the impenetrable Rock of the Lord - the I AM.
ENTER THE GATE Jesus said " I AM the gate, whoever enters through me will be saved" John 10:9 NIV Although challenging, this year I decided to read John's gospel slowly. I've read it many times, as it was the first Gospel I met. I just love it! So I arrived at John 10. The image that came to me was of a garden - the first time I have painted one! This garden, is different as three seasons are within it - Autumn, Winter and Spring. In order to experience 'Summer' one needs to take the invitation to 'Enter the Gate' to the other side.
TIME TO PAUSE "This is the day the Lord has made - let us be glad and rejoice in it." Psalm 118: 24 NIV I started this at the beginning of 2020 as my husband was going in for a hip replacement. I naively thought I could paint while he was recuperating..... Instead this was painted during the start of the first lockdown......
LIFELIGHT "The lifelight blazed out of the darkness: the darkness couldn't put it out." John 1:5 Message
BREATH OF GOD "His breath is like a rushing torrent" Isaiah 20:28 NIV This image came to me one time as I was praying last year - the Lord's breath storming the darkness in our world, bringing down whatever barriers are in His way, and making things new.
I AM DOING A NEW THING "Be alert, be present, I'm about to do something brand new." Isaiah 43:19 Message
RIVER OF LIFE "Wherever the river flows, life will flourish." Ezekiel 47:9 Message
THE THRONE ROOM "Holy, Holy, Holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come." Revelation 4:8 NIV The Book of Revelation seems to be the 'Marmite' book of Scripture - either its avoided or embraced. Personally its an artist's treasury - full of wonderful imagery and giving such Hope and Encouragement for the future. Conseqently, 'The Throne Room' is one of seven paintings , so far, inspired by this book.
COME AND DRINK "If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink." John 7 : 37 NIV Originally this image was painted onto a friend's lounge wall in acrylics. That was a first for me ! I painted the Cross into the corner of the room so that the 'arms' of the cross appeared to reach out. It has made quite a conversation piece!
HEALING LEAVES On each side of the river stood the tree of life. " ...and the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations" Revelation 22:2 NIV
LAMB OF GOD "Then I saw a lamb" Revelation 5:6 NIV The next day John saw Jesus coming towards him and said : 'Look, the Lamb of God , who takes away the sin of the world' John 1:29 NIV
MIGHTY ANGEL "Then I saw another mighty angel coming down out of heaven. He was robed in a cloud with a rainbow above his head and his face was like the sun. He was holding a little scroll which lay open in his hand. He planted his right foot on the sea and his left foot on the land." Revelation 10:1 NIV
CARE AND MAJESTY " No-one can snatch them out of my Father's hand " John 10 : 29-30 NIV This picture started out as a large ( 6 foot by 8 foot) worship art piece painted during a 'Cathedral Praise ' service in Coventry. The image burned inside me, so I knew I had to paint it 'properly' ! Both during that special evening service, and since, the Lord has spoken to many hearts through this image.
SING TO THE LORD 1 - Available only as a card "Then the trees of the forest will sing. They will sing for joy before the Lord, for he comes to judge the earth." 1 Chronicles 16:33 NIV
SING TO THE LORD 2 "Then the trees of the forest will sing. They will sing for joy before the Lord, for he comes to judge the earth." 1 Chronicles 16:33 NIV
TREES AS THE SUN Then God said "Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds" . And God saw that it was good. Genesis 1:11 NIV This is one of my earliest paintings, from 1995 ! The original 'Trees' painting was very much smaller, and I displayed it at a small gallery in Earlsdon, Coventry. The owner of the gallery was intrigued by the new approach in painting and encouraged me to continue, which I am still doing !!