An Art Work Can Be A Doxology In Itself

An Art Work Can Be A Doxology In Itself
— Francis Schaeffer

These words ring true every time I pick up a paint brush and pour the turpentine. I think about the great care of the Creator as He knits each one of us together, as He paints fields with poppies, and envelops mountains with blankets of snow. Our God is the original Creator and He delights in beauty. He delights in us. And he delights when we admire His creation.

That is my hope every time I finish a painting... that it would invoke joy in the viewer and draw their gaze heavenward. My artwork is a doxology, a praise of God's beautiful creation. Delicious donuts, robust lemons, blooming peonies, ripe avocados, fragrant bouquets, and that perfect pair of heels.

The most rapturous delights you have ever had- in the beauty of a landscape, or in the pleasure of food, or in the fulfillment of a loving embrace- are like dewdrops compared to the bottomless ocean of joy that it will be to see God face-to-face (1 John 3:1-3). That is what we are in for, nothing less. And according to the Bible, that glorious beauty, and our enjoyment of it, had been immeasurably enhanced by Christ’s redemption of us from evil and death.
— Timothy Keller
So what can I create for you? What can I paint that captures the most rapturous of delights?