This painting measures 90 by 30cm and is painted on a thick edge chunky beauty of a canvas.
There’s a simple Taize chant that I love to sing. It’s truth loads my heart with strength and as I sing it I am reminded as to how wonderfully good and full of light God is.
In my darkness, there is no darkness, with you O Lord. The deepest night is as clear as the day.
Recently, when serving as chaplain I went up on the mountain in Bardsey to watch the sunrise. As we plodded up the mountain a friend who was staying on the mountain asked if I had done any painting in the week that I had served as chaplain.
I replied that regrettably while I had hoped to have painted nothing had flowed.
Returning from watching the sunrise I captured a few small paintings showing the dawn. A few more paintings flowed showing the sunset and I surprised myself how quickly the spark of watching the sunrise brought about a load of creativity.
This painting has flowed out of that sunrise experience. It’s about the subtle light breaking through and as the sun rises the world changes.
This dawn painting is about having hope. For many of us this season has been too long and we eagerly wait and watch for a new day dawning, one where freedom to meet and celebrate and sing is restored once more, but the longing is for more. It’s for that time when the One has created all things declares ‘look, I make all things new!’