Father John Giuliani was a son of Italian immigrants who excelled at drawing. He studied art at Pratt Institute in New York. However, he responded to a call to the priesthood and he was ordained as a Catholic priest, temporarily putting aside his art to give his life to the church. He returned to painting…… Continue reading Fr. John Giuliani Paints Native Madonna’s and Christ Figures
A Catholic Artist?
“He who works with his hands is a labourer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.” “Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible,and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” “Preach the…… Continue reading A Catholic Artist?
An Artist Shares in the Mystery of the Annunciation
An artist, John Meng-Frecker, emailed me wondering if I was interested in his first religious painting and the wonderful, grace filled process he went through as he painted Mary. This story is perfect for the Feast of the Annunciation. The title that immediately came to mind for this article was An Artist Shares in the…… Continue reading An Artist Shares in the Mystery of the Annunciation
Angels We Have Heard on High
Angels we have on heard high Sweetly singing ore the plains And the mountains in reply Echoing their joyous strains Gloria in excelsis Deo Gloria in excelsis Deo This is the time of year that even the secular world focuses on angels. Soak in the images of angels, the first heralds of the Good news…… Continue reading Angels We Have Heard on High
An Artist Reborn: Ann Chapin’s Icons
This piece is a interpretation of the Deposition done by Fra Bartolomeo. There were a few changes Ann made…she added the crown of thorns down in the bottom left, and changed the face of the Virgin Mary a little. The original is in the Uffizi Galleries in Florence, Italy. About Ann Chapin Ann became Catholic…… Continue reading An Artist Reborn: Ann Chapin’s Icons
Ron DiCianni’s Joyful, Fluid Colour
Ron DiCianni is a renowned artist who depicts Christianity in murals. His work is vibrant, filled with joyful colours. I especially love Simeon’s Moment, depicting Simeon at the temple, holding Jesus, the Messiah he has waited for decades. Simeon’s joy is tangible, reflected in not only in his facial expression but also in the choice of…… Continue reading Ron DiCianni’s Joyful, Fluid Colour
A Christian Artist is…
Let me write from my core self, intuitively,creatively and most of all authentically in unity with His Spirit