Artist bio

My name is Laura Petrisin and I live in the Finger Lakes region of NY. There is a vast amount of wildlife to inspire me and I have painted wild geese, blue heron, barn owl, red fox and more. I also paint the beautiful gorges in my area such as Taughannock Falls and Watkins Glen Gorge. I like to explore and master new mediums. I’ve worked in watercolor, oils and alcohol ink. My work is colorful and vibrant. My aim is to uplift the human spirit through the beauty of nature and a sense of connectedness.


Rise To Battle



Artist Statement

This is the biggest painting I’ve done to date, but the subject matter is big. I worked in oils and it is one of my works that has been shown at my church. I wanted to somehow communicate that the battle is spiritual and encompasses both heaven and earth.

How it fits into contest

The scripture references for this work are Ephesians 6 as well as Ezekiel 37. In Ezekiel 37, God breathes life into dead bones and raises up an army. The central figure in the painting represents this but also represents the believer in Ephesians 6. On his shield Of faith is written Yeshua in Hebrew.

The 4 figures at the corners signify the 4 winds in Ezekiel. They also signify the prayers going forth for all the saints in all the world according to Ephesians 6:18.


Laura Petrisin - sole artist.

How to Purchase this Artwork

The title of this work is “Rise To Battle.” It is a 30”x40”x1.5” original oil painting. The sides of the canvas are also painted. The price is $2,500.00.
I can be contacted at
Phone: 607-592-4978

The painting will also be available on my website:

Other Goods & Services Available from this Artist

I am happy to do direct commissions. People can contact me at

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