How I Painted Live at a Wedding

I’m a painter, and I love making live art. As in, while people watch. Yesterday I was hired to paint a couple’s “first dance” live at someone’s wedding reception. As guests cavorted on the dance floor, a woman approached me, astonished. She said emphatically: “I’m from Los Angeles. I’ve seen […]

Three Questions Before Studying Art Ministry

Are artists born or made? Our culture tends to think they’re born. We put artists on a pedestal while hailing their predetermined genius. This mindset encourages a shallow, superstitious distance, and makes artists seem just weird. No, I think artists are mostly made. Mostly. I have met artists who were born a genius, […]

Painting The Word

I would have been in sooo much trouble with my Bible teacher for this, back when I was a kid! I suppose some people might think painting on a Bible is disrespectful, or somehow damaging or vandalizing the Word of God. But I prefer to think of it as choosing a cover, just in a more hands-on, […]

Introducing a New Art Ministry School

First, a Short Video… Here’s a peek into our art ministry (art family!) which summarizes what we do pretty well. Watch this 700 Club video feature about VineArts, which has been ministering through visual art since 2004. This was filmed in the fall of 2014. CBN headquarters heard of us and wanted to come check out […]

Open Eyes, Encounter God

Praying through Art? I’d heard of different ways people do this, but my own experience did not include “Visio Divina.” That is, until last month! Have you ever heard of Lectio Divina? We recently discovered that awesomeness. But Visio Divina is not using your ears, but your eyes. To look […]