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Bill Stephens

Bill Stephens

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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

 

Known of YAH by Bill Stephens

 

When We No Longer Listen by Bill Stephens

 

The Miss by Bill Stephens

 

Beloved Tzav by Bill Stephens

 

Deer Family by Bill Stephens

 

Tenderness by Bill Stephens

 

Almost Spring by Bill Stephens

 

Fun In The Forest by Bill Stephens

 

At The Lake by Bill Stephens

 

Sitting With Giants by Bill Stephens

 

Newborn Wonder by Bill Stephens

 

Sharing The Vision 2 by Bill Stephens

 

High and Wild by Bill Stephens

 

Time To Flee by Bill Stephens

 

Romance by Bill Stephens

 

Face To Face by Bill Stephens

 

Together Again by Bill Stephens

 

First Snow by Bill Stephens

 

Hidding In The Grass by Bill Stephens

 

Wild Fire by Bill Stephens

 

Alert by Bill Stephens

 

Extreme by Bill Stephens

 

Watizit by Bill Stephens

 

Adorable Lochem by Bill Stephens

 

Reflections by Bill Stephens

 

Snow Again by Bill Stephens

 

By The Stream by Bill Stephens

 

Race Through The Woods by Bill Stephens

 

Snow Again 2 by Bill Stephens

 

New Creation by Bill Stephens

 

Halleluyah by Bill Stephens

 

The Gospel by Bill Stephens

 

Family by Bill Stephens

 

Company by Bill Stephens

 

The King by Bill Stephens

 

Deer Portrait by Bill Stephens

 

Breakfast In The Woods by Bill Stephens

 

Just Say No by Bill Stephens

 

Too Cool by Bill Stephens

 

Red Snow by Bill Stephens

 

Jump Jump by Bill Stephens

 

Licking Snowflakes by Bill Stephens

 

Judy's Road by Bill Stephens

 

Little Lochem by Bill Stephens

 

Winter Is Here by Bill Stephens

 

Just a Nibble by Bill Stephens

 

The Enchanted Place by Bill Stephens

 

Shabbat Shalom by Bill Stephens