A few weeks ago I was given the opportunity to be one of two featured artist at a small downtown co-op gallery here in Las Vegas that we are part of. First order of business was to come up with a theme for the show, then a title and finally a date to hold the reception.
Almost immediately I was prompted to suggest that we use this show to be a testimony to honor both our belief that our talent to paint is God given and to somehow in a small way use that talent to give honor to our Heavenly Father. I have for a long time wanted to paint my interpretation of the Biblical account of the Genesis creation. My friend agreed and we have both been painting like crazy women ever since.
I was also immediately impressed with the Latin term "Ex Nihilo" which means "From Nothing". This is exactly how I believe that God created life and I'm excited to have the chance to show my faith through my art.
I have in 2 weeks complete 4 large pieces and I've got number 5 on the easel and well under way. The originals look much more dramatic and I can't wait to see this show hung in a few weeks. If you are in Las Vegas during the month of November you should make an effort to come down to the Arts District. This particular gallery is open 1-4, 7 days a week right now. You can also check out more of my work available on my website at JulieTownsendStudio.com.