Artist bio

I have a Master’s of Divinity from Regent College and a BA in Community Art and Mission from Wheaton College. I am interested in the ways that art can serve to bring hope and healing to communities by connecting their present realities with the gospel, both in art history and in the art I make. I facilitated a number of art projects in churches, nonprofits, and on campus to bring contemporary challenges in those communities into contact with the gospel. I also created visuals for Bible camp summer programs and illustrated a new Sunday school curriculum for St. John’s Vancouver Anglican Church, and I recently had a piece selected to be published by the Christian Seasons calendar. I lectured at my church on the purposes of art in practicing hope. I want to see art, which is such an identity forming part of our communities and culture, draw us into the reality of the gospel.


I bind unto myself today



Artist Statement

Gouache and acrylic on paper. This work is a reflection on st. Patrick’s breastplate, a Celtic prayer of protection based on the passage in Ephesians 6:10-20. Praying the prayer for the Celtic Christians was like getting dressed in the armour of God. As you pray the prayer, you bind to yourself, or arise in the power of the trinity. It is as though you are “putting on” the power of the trinity, the incarnation, the death, resurrection and coming again of Christ, the words of Scripture, and the goodness of creation in defence “Against every hostile merciless power
Which may assail my body and my soul.” In this picture, I painted an image that for me expressed this trinitarian protection against the forces of evil. A friend of mine shared a story about an experience he had of God. He had a vision of three tigers circling around him. He was terrified, but also felt very protected. And he knew God was with him. This experience for me speaks of the way being in God’s powerful protection is both fierce and terrifying, calling us to boldness in the gospel we received, and yet also protective and deeply comforting, as we know that we are God’s deeply loved children


Bailey Carrick

How to Purchase this Artwork

Original, $400

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