Posts Tagged ‘Christian artist’

Jay Bryant Ward - An Artist With A Vision

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

Artist Jay Bryant Ward, a talented artist known for his

paintings of Jesus and children, was raised in Idaho Falls,

Idaho.  From a very early
age, Jay displayed a love for

drawing and was encouraged to pursue his artistic talents

by a very supportive family. 
Jay’s illustration work gained

him an Honored Student Award and three national art

awards for his paintings and illustrations, all before leaving

High School.

Jay earned a Bachelor of Fine Art with an emphasis in

illustration. He has studied under such noted artists as Leon

Parson, Robert Barrett, Richard Hull, and Don Seegmiller.

A highlight of Jay’s growth as an artist was to receive

instruction from the world-renowned painter, Richard

Schmid, at a workshop in Scottsdale, Arizona.  It was through

this mentorship that Jay developed a clearer understanding of

the artistic principles and how to use them to better

communicate through his art.

Jay now has over a decade of experience as a freelance artist

and he shares his time and his expertise by teaching both

digital and traditional art classes at a local college. He has

dedicated himself wholeheartedly to his painting career and

hopes to share an artistic magic that will warm the hearts and

uplift the souls of all who experience his work.

Ron DiCianni’s “The Resurrection Mural” - Years in the Making

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

Commissioned by the Museum of Biblical Art in Dallas Tx, The Resurrection Mural by internationally renowned artist Ron DiCianni is a masterpiece of epic proportions, measuring 12’ x 40’. It is the pinnacle of Mr. DiCianni’s incredible career and depicts the defining moment that sets Christianity apart from every other religion in the world; Christ’s declaration of victory over the grave.

To quote Mr. DiCianni, “It seems that over the centuries every artist longed to paint a definitive scene that would stand the test of time. For Michelangelo, it was the “Creation of Adam” which he did for the Sistine Chapel. For Rembrandt, it was the scene of “The Prodigal Son.”

For me, it is “The Resurrection”, as this one act of history separates Christianity from every other religion, philosophy and dogma. It authenticates The Nativity, The Crucifixion of Christ, and legitimizes every word Jesus said concerning Himself and His relationship to God. Many may ignore the Resurrection at their peril, but none can deny it as it is historically proven beyond doubt. My hope is that as this mural is installed, many will be confronted with the scene of “The Resurrection” and make the decision that He is worthy of being called their Lord and Savior.” End Quote.

The cast of notables include the angels, the Roman soldiers and the “Great Cloud of Witnesses” described in the book of Hebrews. These include Moses, Isaiah, David and Abraham to the right of Jesus and Elijah, Noah, Ester, John the Baptist and Daniel to the left. Those posing for the mural includes other notable Christian artists including Michael Dudash, Morgan Weistling, Thomas Blackshear and Chris Hopkins. In the upper right hand corner of the mural is the place of Jesus crucifixion, Golgatha, the place of the skull.

Christian Artist Kate Austin - An Inspired Modern Artist

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

You Know the Way by Kate Austin

You Know The Way

I am the way,

I am the truth,

I am the life

No one comes to the Father,

Unless they come through Me.

“I have always loved art, just never been able to paint, until I received a ‘calling’ from God and the anointing that followed. All of the pictures I create are a result of visions, dreams and revelations, during the entire process I remain in an attitude of prayer. Every piece has an accompanying verse which can come to me before or after painting. This has resulted in some profound experiences, both for myself and for those who ’see’ the pictures. The image you see was painted one morning, as I painted each small light, I was deeply moved to pray for them as souls returning to God. When I had finished the painting, I made a cup of tea and sat down to watch the news. I felt oddly connected as I listened to the reader telling the world of the tragedy of the London bombing and the bus on which 13 people had died. I rushed to the painting to count the lights……13

Every piece of work I paint has its own story.”

Kate Austin

You can view all of Kate Austin’s artwork at www.christart.co.uk

Christian Artist Danny Hahlbohm

Friday, May 6th, 2011
At the Helm by Danny Hahlbohm
Danny Hahlbohm was born in Mineola, New York on June of 1949. He grew up on the eastern end of Long Island, New York until 1968 when he enlisted in the Armed Forces and was sent overseas. Honorably Discharged in 1972 Danny began painting for galleries and auctions houses across the Nation. Two years later he started touring the country, promoting himself and exhibiting his work nationally from coast to coast. Danny was approached by one of the largest publishers in the art field while on tour in 1978, and they began distributing reproductions of his works throughout the country. 
Within a year Danny released “Footprints in the Sand”. This resulted in world recognition, putting the art work of Danny Hahlbohm into the homes of literally millions. In his 30 year career there have been over 100 different prints of Danny’s paintings reproduced and distributed to over thirty countries around the world. 
Danny’s style and technique has brought him much recognition, ranging from billboards of his work across areas of the United States, to commissions for many magazine covers, CD covers, as headstones in cemeteries, limited edition plates, puzzles and even honored for openings in select theaters of Texas for Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ” just to name a few. Although Danny never took any art lessons, he has developed his style to such simplicity that he gave many art classes across the states, sharing his knowledge. These art classes are now currently available on DVD through Danny’s new website at www.oilpaintingeasy.com
His life has been as miraculous as his art work. There is currently a book out on the life and inspiration of this remarkable artist of our century which tells about the numerous miracles in his life that lead to many of the paintings and guided the inspiration of it all… “The Inspired Art of Danny Hahlbohm.
Danny’s work has been hung in some of the most prestigious galleries across the nation ;
New Bedford Whaling Museum                            
Corner Stone Gallery in Dublin, Ireland               
Americana Gallery in Carmel, CA  
5th Ave studio Gallery in Mount Dora, FL
Swanson Gallery in San Francisco
Ship Shore Galleries in Kapaa, Hawaii
Among some of his collectors are: 
                                                      
Benny Hinn              
                                                      
Ernest Angley
                                                     
Captain Burke, (owner of Windjammer cruises)
                                                     
Joyce Meyers   (Danny did her portrait in 2001)
                                                      
Rod Parsley   (Danny did his portrait in 2009)