Artist bio

I grew up on a large farm in the Midwest. We took care of a lot of animals, and my favorites were the horses. I spent my younger years riding horseback with my brothers and sister. My first experience with art began at a very young age. I drew my siblings on scraps of paper. As I grew older, I drew the horses on our farm as well as many landscapes. Off and on throughout my entire life, I have either been working on drawings, paintings, crafts of all shapes and sizes, and wood works. But my favorite artistic activity is painting. I have travelled to many states in the US, and taken many photos. Sometimes, I will see a scene that I know will make a great painting someday, so I will snap a few photos of it and tuck it away on a sim card. In my creative practice I later return to these photographs and encounters to use in my art works. My process not always intentional. I do not have a preconceived notion of what the outcome of an art project will be. I am exploring to see what is possible and I am curious to discover what will happen. As I critique my progress, I take on the role of observer as well as creator, and I often leave a painting unfinished, to come back later and review it with a fresh perspective. This gives me a more objective look at the creation, and guides me to do my best work. So I sometimes have 4 or 5 paintings in my studio that are incomplete. The painting that I have provided to the Gallery was created specifically for this contest.


Armor of God



Artist Statement

I envisioned the defensive weapon one would need to defend against Evil if Evil were to take a physical form.
I also envisioned the person who would be capable of defending Evil, and their stance upon meeting the entity.
This creation is a new challenge for me, and once I envisioned the creation, I really enjoyed getting the vision onto the canvas. All of my previous works involve beautiful and serene landscapes, so it does not fit into my usual creative genre.

How it fits into contest

I have shown the subject standing her ground against Evil. The passage mentions the flaming arrows of the evil one, but my subject has flames of her own - the flames coming off of her sword.
I think my painting fits perfectly in with this Bible passage


I am the only person involved in this piece.
I did show it to some people during the creation, and I relayed the Engage Art challenge to them. They provided valuable insight, verifying for me that I was on the right path for this challeng.

How to Purchase this Artwork

This is an original Higgins Studio creation.
Created by the owner/artist: LaVonne Higgins.
Signed, dated by the artist.
$750.00 unframed.
Acrylic on Canvas.
Certificate of Authenticity Stamp on backside of the canvas.
This artwork can be purchased by contacting the artist via email at

Other Goods & Services Available from this Artist

Paintings, woodworks, graphic designs, logos

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