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I love this piece as the starting point for the Journey Collection, because it is a visual opposite to the artwork I paint now - a dark, moody, neutral-colored oil painting, rather than bright colors and a white background in watercolor.


"Out of Darkness" is the first piece in the Journey Collection, though it was far from my first painting in college. There was a great amount of building skills that lead up to this piece, but it was one of the first paintings I created that had a deeper meaning behind it - a message of looking up toward the light, rather than staying in spiritual darkness.

I hope that it will inspire you to lift your eyes up, no matter what dark valley you are walking through in this moment.

Oil on canvas, 22x30", unframed

Out of Darkness

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