Sunday, October 12, 2014

Ex Nihilo is Latin for "From Nothing"

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.  

Dates for the show and the reception

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

Day 1- 12x36

Day 2- 12x36

Day 3- 24x36

Day 4- Still a Work in Progress- 24x24

Ex Nihilo-24x24