Radiant grace

Hello Friends – I am pleased to share that recently completed my newest painting! Humanity has reached a momentous crossroads in our relationships with ourselves, each other, and the natural world. We have become blinded by greed, divisiveness, selfishness, and fear and have lost sight of a bigger picture; we are an important but minute piece of the universal puzzle. Of all the limited commodities we could choose to opine, one that didn’t get stranded in a shipping container is ‘grace’. There is a critical shortage in shared goodwill towards humankind and the regenerative and sanctifying influence we may impart and receive. Instead, we have preferentially imbibed propaganda, titles, property, and resources, leaving our souls parched for connection and creative expression, inspired by The Creation and intimately tied to The Creator. In my own search for meaning amidst the madness, I have often turned to natural spaces, which reliably reframe my position a small part of a far grander and more complex scheme. The cool evening breeze, the sunlight filtering through quaking leaves, the caress of swaying grasses, and the eager murmurs of creatures absorbed in the moment – these are the ways I receive grace and am thereby renewed. This painting aims to capture such a moment. I hope it will inspire you to go out and find ways to receive and give grace. Let’s choose to take this together, today.

‘Radiant Grace’ 24″x36″ Oil on canvas (Matthew Klooster Art, LLC; Kloosterart.com)

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