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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

 

Garden of Mystery by Bill Stephens

 

Phil's Place by Bill Stephens

 

On The Run by Bill Stephens

 

Hummingbird Heaven by Bill Stephens

 

Next of Kin by Bill Stephens

 

The Approach by Bill Stephens

 

Hot Springs Gathering by Bill Stephens

 

Friends by Bill Stephens

 

Divorce by Bill Stephens

 

Paradise Found by Bill Stephens

 

Natures Finest by Bill Stephens

 

Frisians by Bill Stephens

 

The Crossing by Bill Stephens

 

Y'shua by Bill Stephens

 

Sanctuary by Bill Stephens

 

High and Wild by Bill Stephens

 

Early Morning Fog by Bill Stephens

 

Perfect Reflection by Bill Stephens

 

Freedom by Bill Stephens

 

Becky's Wolf by Bill Stephens

 

The Wrath To Come by Bill Stephens

 

Stillness by Bill Stephens

 

Winter Still by Bill Stephens

 

Portrait Of A Cat by Bill Stephens

 

Centurions Of The Forest by Bill Stephens

 

Wild At Heart by Bill Stephens

 

Touched by Bill Stephens

 

Hold That Pose by Bill Stephens

 

The Calm by Bill Stephens

 

Colt Trio by Bill Stephens

 

On A Winter's Day by Bill Stephens

 

Fawns Fawns by Bill Stephens

 

Tribute To An Old Friend by Bill Stephens

 

Race Me by Bill Stephens

 

Swinging Jane by Bill Stephens

 

The Reach by Bill Stephens

 

Starling by Bill Stephens

 

In The Presence of Elohim by Bill Stephens

 

The Rush by Bill Stephens

 

Last Rays Of The Sun by Bill Stephens

 

The Battle by Bill Stephens

 

The Race by Bill Stephens

 

Where Have The Children Gone by Bill Stephens

 

Winter Warmth by Bill Stephens

 

Wolf Falls by Bill Stephens

 

The Flow Of Winter by Bill Stephens

 

The Heavens Declare by Bill Stephens

 

Siberian Photography by Bill Stephens