Artist bio

I fell to my knees before my Lord Jesus Christ in 1984. 90 percent of my art is Christian themed ~ my latest series of oils were inspired by the first 4 verses of Psalm 19. I also write, the latest is a graphic novel of John Newton's early life through the day of his calling on Jesus. (Newton wrote the song Amazing Grace and at one time was a slave trader) I am happily married and have adult children and 2 grandchildren. My wife and I live in Grants Pass, Oregon. We attend a wonderful Church called Edgewater. Our desire is to be true servants of our Lord Jesus Christ.


the wheat, the tares, and the principalities . . .



Artist Statement

This painting was inspired by a scene my wife and I experienced in Vancouver, Canada ~ however, the ingredients of the scene are seen in many cities in the United States, Canada and abroad. What we usually do not see are the unseen principalities of both the good and the evil ~ I have made them visual in this work. Also, unseen are the reasons these unfortunates inhabit the streets . . . only their bodies, conditions and actions are seen by us. Only God, our Lord of Justice, Mercy and Love, truly and fully knows their stories. Thus the wheat, the tares and the principalities are illustrated.
‘Hearing you will hear and shall not understand,
And seeing you will see and not perceive;
For the hearts of this people have grown dull.
Their ears are hard of hearing,
And their eyes they have closed,
Lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears,
Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn,
So that I should heal them.’ ~ Isaiah

How it fits into contest

This painting illustrates the unseen principalities, the powers, the rulers of the darkness of this age, and the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places which are outlined in Ephesians 6:10-20. It is an illustration of some of the consequences of not arming oneself for the spiritual battle. It also illustrates God's spiritual intervention through His unseen and seen messengers. It presents both the wheat and the tares that Jesus spoke about in Matthew 13:3-9, 18-23. It is a painting of . . . Justice, Mercy and Faith Matthew 23:23


Jesus Christ

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