This painting has been part of an exhibition called 'Light In Darkness' at Foxhill House, an Anglican Retreat Centre in Cheshire and measure 123 by 185cm. It's a big one!
This painting alongside the others in the exhibition were born out of prayer for people who were in pain and despair. Through a number of hurting situations ranging from those close to home to chance meetings with strangers, I have felt in my being a painful empathy. As I've been moved, I've responded through the only way I know: Painting. The brush has become my weapon for prayers and as I have painted abstract forms and playfully allowed the paint to flow and create new patterns, my despair has turned to hope. The light breaking through the dark depths I have felt. It hasn't been a cathartic experience, rather an intercessory one. Within this painting process, I have been strengthened by meditating on scripture.
This painting is a declaration that The Battle Belongs To God. It is a promise inspired by scripture, a song and a prophetic word from my daughter, just at the right time.
It's created using mixed media, pastels, powder paint, acrylic, lots of water, inks and varnishes to create a textures abstract painting!
You can find out more about the thinking behind these paintings by watching this short film:
It still is being exhibited there, but the exhibition comes to an end of April. You can purchase this painting now for delivery or collection at the end of April/ early May.
To have a look at the paintings in situ please do look at this short film to give you an idea of the sizes. Some of the paintings have sold already.