Faith from my studio

I've felt an increasing desire to integrate my faith and my art through the simple practice of beginning with prayer. I bring myself before God, asking him to help and guide me. I also name in my prayers those people whom I wish to bless. Not always, but often, I then see clearly what images to prepare for sharing with others. Happily, I have found over and over that these images touch people deeply, reaching people spiritually and emotionally in ways that words have not previously reached.

Heart and Compass

I created this ahead of a retreat for leaders from the Synergy network of churches. As I prayed for them, I was drawn to Pauls' letter to the Ephesians, in whcih he prayed "that you, being rooted and grounded in love,  may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God."

I felt this was a timely message for this group of leaders, that they woudl be led by an experience of God's love. 

Future Focus

This one was a bit different, since it is the expression of a rich vision of the future,  developed by a team of which I am part - and then I was asked to help explain the vision by presenting it visually.

You can find out more about this vision on the Oxford Community Church website here