Artist bio

I currently live just north of Nashville, TN but I grew up in the mountains of West Virginia. I began drawing around the age of five years old just to have something to do. It wasn't until about 25 years ago that I tried oil painting. The subject of most of my work has been wildlife and landscapes, up until about three years ago when my life changed. I was radically saved by God's grace and mercy. Since that time, my focus has been on Jesus and creating art that captures and embraces faith, hope, and the beauty of God's creation. I want God to be glorified in all that I do and I want Him to speak thru the art that He guides me to create.


Armored Up



Artist Statement

Armored Up is how I strive to approach each day. This piece shows an "everyday Joe" headed out to work. He's prepared with the proper clothing, shoes, lunch for physical nourishment, and his Bible for spiritual nourishment. This is how you would see me if we met on the street.

The reflection in the mirror is a glimpse of what the supernatural, spiritual world encounters when a believer in Christ prepares himself with God's armor. A warrior for Christ, ready to stand firm and face the battle.

Medium: Oil on canvas
Size: 24x36

How it fits into contest

Armored Up depicts both the flesh and blood realm and the supernatural realm. It shows we must be prepared daily, just as we prepare for work, with the armor of God to battle the unseen forces around us.

How to Purchase this Artwork

If interested in purchasing prints or the original, please email

Other Goods & Services Available from this Artist

I offer originals for sale as well as affordable prints. I also accept commissions. You can view my past artwork thru the Facebook link provided. Please email to inquire.

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