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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

 

Fly Away by Bill Stephens

 

Out Of Africa by Bill Stephens

 

Open Range by Bill Stephens

 

Kadosh by Bill Stephens

 

Whitetails In The Clouds by Bill Stephens

 

Foxy by Bill Stephens

 

The Stillness by Bill Stephens

 

The Tetons by Bill Stephens

 

Safe Passage by Bill Stephens

 

Dance by Bill Stephens

 

Swallows and Butterflies by Bill Stephens

 

Tetons by Bill Stephens

 

The Monarch of Cleveland by Bill Stephens

 

Sunset Monarch by Bill Stephens

 

Grace by Bill Stephens

 

Starling by Bill Stephens

 

Snuggling by Bill Stephens

 

Searching For My Mother by Bill Stephens

 

Something In The Barn by Bill Stephens

 

Mallard Heaven by Bill Stephens

 

Run To The Light by Bill Stephens

 

Godess of FAA by Bill Stephens

 

Mountain Rainbow by Bill Stephens

 

Just Having Fun by Bill Stephens

 

Armageddon Run by Bill Stephens

 

Reeds by Bill Stephens

 

Begone I Never Knew You. by Bill Stephens

 

Hunting Together by Bill Stephens

 

Deer Brothers by Bill Stephens

 

Sneekers by Bill Stephens

 

The Trip 2 by Bill Stephens

 

Rabbit by Bill Stephens

 

Nature Watching by Bill Stephens

 

Race Day by Bill Stephens

 

Play Time by Bill Stephens

 

Looking Pretty by Bill Stephens

 

Never Alone by Bill Stephens

 

Life In The Wild by Bill Stephens

 

High Places by Bill Stephens

 

Hide and Seek by Bill Stephens

 

Hidden Tiger by Bill Stephens

 

Promised Land by Bill Stephens

 

Heaven Opens by Bill Stephens

 

Hawk by Bill Stephens

 

Garden of the God's Bucks by Bill Stephens

 

Giraffe Reuinion by Bill Stephens

 

I Never Knew You by Bill Stephens

 

Fall Again by Bill Stephens