Two times a year I have the privilege to paint pieces for Trinity Presbyterian Church in Prescott, AZ. This usually comes during the season of Lent and Advent. There is nothing I love more than to paint for the Glory of God. This is my opportunity to paint “LITURGICAL ART”, art for the Church and the people of the Church.
Some of you know that I also sing in Trinity’s choir. So we have been preparing for the Advent Cantata that Trinity does the first Sunday of December. It is a special morning of praise through music with the Trinity choir and orchestra. I always try to paint a visual representation of the story behind the cantata. This year’s cantata “And There Was Light” is written and arranged by Joseph Martin. We have sung many of his cantatas, they are a joy to listen to, are up-lifting, and really put you in the spirit of the season.
I usually start thinking about an art piece for the Cantata once we have begun to practice it. This year I immediately visualized a candle and a star of Bethlehem, both represent the Light of Christ.
During the Studio Tour in October is when I usually start the piece. Those of you who visited the studio saw the begining of it. So I thought this would be an appropriate time to debut it, since Trinity has started using the image for advertising.
Thanks go out to my Trinity family, who encourage my work and are some of my greatest supporters.