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Bill Stephens

Bill Stephens

Missouri

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Growing up in Europe, birthed within my heart a desire for artistic excellence. This came about while gazing upon originals from the Renaissance. I still remember looking at the detail in those works and marveled. It somehow created a profound inspiration within. Later, after gaining artistic experience, I found myself at a crossroads; would I compromise what was burning in my soul, or would I just produce work that would sell and be popular? I decided I had to follow my heart.

Throughout the creative years, as any artist would, I gained inspiration from the joys and the sorrows which came my way. Sorrow requires one to have to look deep within to find resolve which has been a character building experience for which I'm extremely grateful. These experiences are reminders that I must continue to humble myself in order to overcome the human tendency and desire to exalt myself or think of myself more highly than I ought, for I am a "work" myself by a much, much greater Artist. As a paint brush is not free to create it's own work, so I was never free to determine what I ought to produce. And of course this has been a struggle, for humanity determines to have say over everything. In the process we (the creation) determine what even the Creator must agree with.

We need to become a blank canvas ourselves, if we desire to be made into a true work of ART. The photographer must be an "unexposed image" to be of any value to a "proper exposure", and the sculpture must be without form to be born a Michelangelo's "David." It is what the the Creator Yeshua has to work with, if He is to do a good work in anyone. And all that He does is for HIS glory and not our own.

What works of Art we do and what works we choose to hang up testifies what our hearts consist of.


Shalom to all.

Bill

About the Art:

Good Art communicates without asking permission, and has the ability to enlighten viewers of every age and nationality. In this gallery you might find work which is totally unique. While many works are similar enough, there are those which may not be, for there is work here which is intended to explore the limits of Artistic communication.

About the Artist:

I am originally from Germany, where I gained my appreciation for Art, and now reside in the peaceful forest of Missouri. Most all my work is from personal experience...animals I have known, places I have been physically, mentally or spiritually...all done to share with others. I believe in giving Art my greatest effort, with the intent to "involve" the viewer, and to be a blessing. I love to enlighten folks, and hopefully to reach some with wonder and insight that may have remained hidden in the great confusion of it all.

You may notice that my main object of attention is the One who created it all for us to partake of. I believe that in time, each of us must surely give an account for our lives, and what answer shall we give? I have found out that we all have "issues" which we chose to cling to, and those "issues" often prove us unworthy, and at a time when the age of man is quickly drawing to a close. We must take life very serious, for nothing worthy in life is according to selfish desires. This is why there had to have been a "Redeemer" to save us from ourselves. And what was His name? That name is in my Art. If we say we have no need for such a Redeemer, then we must conclude that we know everything, and that such a Redeemer is not needed, and thus it saddens me to say that my Art is of no value to them.


About you:

What we hang on our walls defines who we Are and what we are made of. While something "nice" to go with the couch might seem good, something profound and beautiful (and maybe even inspirational) will add much more to those who pass through. We each pass this way but once.


I produce my own high quality canvas Giclee up to 24x36 at prices comparable to what is offered on this site. I include several free 18x24 paper prints with every order and sign each canvas work personally.

I may be contacted at artistoftheheart@gmail.com
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Blessings,
Bill Stephens