How will your life change the people you touch? Will you have a positive effect, negative effect, or no effect?

My hope in creating these paintings, in sharing my work and gaining exposure, is to strike a match inside each and every one of you. It's your choice whether or not to feed the fire. What you know, or what you think you know, can change as quickly for you as it did for me.

Before I became a Christian, as far back as I can remember, there was an emptiness inside of me. We are mortal, and we are all cognisant of that fact. Some people choose to bury that knowledge deep down, but others like me... It ate away at me for my entire adolescence. Now I try to remember every day to thank God for saving me from death.

On a superficial level, my snowscape collection captures life in the winter in northern Minnesota. On a deeper level, we all become more aware of our mortality during fall and winter. Each time that startling thought digs itself up out of the depths of your mind, you question what it is to live. What it is to die. You question what it is to mourn the deaths of people you know. Do we mourn them because we want to think we deserve the same respect when we die?

My Nebula collection speaks loudly about the isolation we experience as sinners in God's eyes. The universe; the science and study of these heavenly bodies is unfathomably gorgeous, it brings tears to my eyes to think God created this for me. "When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour." - Psalm 8

In all my paintings, I try to express the beauty that God created in this universe, while at the same time expressing the sorrow I feel in my heart for not having a stronger relationship with Him.

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