Artist bio

I have long since loved art since I was a child drawing purple cows and finding abstract art quite fascinating. I was given my first art desk for Christmas one year in High School by my parents along with art supplies. I spent many days after school in my room enveloped in the development of my artwork. I created art well into my early adult years strictly for pleasure. I was commissioned for a few murals and other pieces. I found my way into early childcare and always managed to incorporate creativity with the materials I made and the children I taught. After teaching 13 years I decided to marry my passion for art and love for teaching. I attended UTA Arlington and received my BFA in Art Education Spring 2019. I am now an Art teacher with FWISD and love every part of what I do. I continue to create art and I am currently working on a series of pieces to publish as a compilation for a children's book. My work is based on my personal relationships and experiences with family and my Father in Heaven. I strive to honor God in my Artwork and find my deepest connection to Him through my artmaking process. It is my own personal fellowship with Him.




Digital Art

Artist Statement

This artwork was an exploration of Digital Imaging using Photoshop. I enjoyed cutting and layering in the process of creating the final image. Most of my work tends to be very whimsical and childlike in nature. Although this piece is a bit more somber I believe the whimsy is spoken through the image of my daughter.

How it fits into contest

Ephesians 6:10-20 speaks of putting on the full armor of God. My image represents all those that come to God broken and filthy are still so very essential to the body of Christ. My strength comes from Him even if I stand alone in the midst of the storm, I am truly not alone because of the Father and HIs faithfulness. I am a steward of my child, so I carry her and teach her the ways of Christ and she is joyful despite the battles I face. And I have faith that the Armor of God that I wear will protect me from the schemes of the evil one.


Daineen McFadden

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