Artist Stan Sisson creates dreamlike mixed media and oil paintings that convey a sense of spirituality. Find more from this artist by visiting his website.
I’ve found, through my journey, how to realize and apply the gifts God has provided to me.
I had been painting for a number of years, making paintings without real thought or intention. Just painting pictures.
I kept having this gnawing feeling that I was supposed to be doing something more. As a Secular Franciscan, I prayed about it and asked for direction. It was subtly revealed to me that my gift is to paint. To make art and be creative.
I didn’t think of my art in that way. I really did not want to make religious paintings. As much as I enjoy theology and Bible history, I just did not understand how I was to go about painting and creating for God.
Then I slowly understood that my purpose is to reveal to everyone, using my art, how all of our lives are interlaced. How God exists in everything. We are in world of tapestry. Our lives are interwoven and all one. Unfortunately, some people can’t see that.
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Maybe my art can be a catalyst to change that.
Now I have become an artist who has a purpose to reveal the spiritual and the mystical in the world. I can bring that into play ever so subtly in my art. To weave a story of love and caring. To help people see the beauty in this world around us.
Now I understand how painting is praying. My journey is now crystallizing more and more as I paint and create. New ideas keep bubbling up.
St. Francis loved animals, and he always said God is in everything. I am creating art and shifting my voice using animal, flower, insect and landscape symbols. These help people identify and open up to the mystical and spiritual within themselves that they may not have realized before.
I am intent on bringing a vibrant richness to people’s lives so they can relax in the wonderful reality that surrounds us.
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