Flames often flare in my work, symbolizing myriad states of being. I invite you to an online gallery of fire-themed work. Descriptions of each piece and prints and/or originals are available for purchase from my Etsy store by clicking on the artwork title. (Once on the Etsy page, click “see full item details” to the right of image.)

Most of all, my prayer is that this exhibition will spark your own fire of courage in these troubled times.

Fire summons me into all that lies beyond-description. An explosion of light, heat, mystery. At once fearsome, yet utterly good.

Summoned; 2013; 22″ x 30″; mixed media: watercolor & pastel (privately owned).
Holy Ground; 2014; 22″ x 30″; watercolor and pastel (privately owned).

Fire promises freedom, a burning away of all but knowing and being known.

Longing to Be Free; 2009; 15″ x 20″; mixed media: watercolor, ink, pastel (privately owned).
Free Indeed; 2012; 14″ x 22″; mixed media: watercolor, ink, pastel (privately owned).

Sometimes fire simmers into cinders, barely flickers in sparks…though we long to blaze.

I Want to Blaze #1 (series); 2015; 11″ x 15″; mixed media: oil based ink monotype, acrylic, watercolor.
I Want to Blaze #2 (series); 2015; 11″ x 15″; mixed media: oil based ink monotype, acrylic, watercolor.
I Want to Blaze #3 (series); 2015; 11″ x 15″; mixed media: oil based ink monotype, acrylic, watercolor.
I Want to Blaze #4 (series); 2015; 10.5″ x 13″; mixed media: oil based ink monotype, acrylic, watercolor.

At times, embers fade into a memory, a wistful prayer for courage to burn again…

A Prayer for Courage; 2015; 11″ x 15″; mixed media: oil based monotype, watercolor, acrylic.

…an invisible hallelujah in the night.

Hallelujahs in the Night; 2017; 19.5″ x 22″; mixed media: charcoal, watercolor, acrylic.

Then comes the moment when fire flares, like a battle cry igniting from the gut, from the depths of our souls…

Battle Cry (series #1); 2015; 15″ x 19″; mixed media: oil-based printing ink, watercolor, acrylic (privately owned).
Battle Cry (series #2); 2015; 15″ x 19.5″; mixed media: oil-based printing ink, watercolor, acrylic (privately owned).
Battle Cry (series #3); 2015; 15″ x 19″; mixed media: oil-based ink, watercolor, acrylic.
Battle Cry (series #4); 2015; 15″ x 19″; mixed media: oil-based ink, watercolor, acrylic.

…with the power and light to carry us to a place beyond.

Beyond; 2013; 11″ x 13″; mixed media: acrylic, watercolor, pastel (privately owned).

There are times fire leaps out of our chest, igniting the world around us in passionate defense of the vulnerable…

Burning Bush; 2015; 20″ x 28″; watercolor.

…or glowing in a quiet escape of rest and restored strength.

A Tree Planted by Water; 2015; 21″ x 29″; watercolor (privately owned)

Then there is the moment we escape roaring flames and discover with wonder: we bear the treasure of the One who met us in the furnace.

Out of Flames… (series, #2); 2015; 19.5 x 15.5 ; mixed media: oil-based ink, acrylic, watercolor.

We soar on new wings, forged by the very fire we feared would destroy us.

Out of Flames… Wings; 2019; 13.5″ x 14.5″; mixed media: watercolor, chalk, pastel, graphite, crayon, acrylic.

I long for the tongues of fire first lit on Pentecost to surge through me…

Tongues of Fire series #1; 2020; 11″ x 14″; mixed media: alcohol ink & acrylic paint.
Tongues of Fire series #2; 2020; 11″ x 14″; mixed media: oil based ink, alcohol ink, watercolor & acrylic paint, sidewalk chalk.
Tongues of Fire series #4; 2020; 11″ x 14″; mixed media: oil based ink, alcohol ink, watercolor & acrylic paint, sidewalk chalk.

…to light me on fire…

When A Life Catches Fire; 2019; 21.5″ x 13″; mixed media: monoprint, collage, watercolor, acrylic, graphite, watersoluble crayon, sidewalk chalk, ink (privately owned).

…that I might become all flame…

Blaze; 2014; 21″ x 29″; mixed media: watercolor and charcoal.

All Flame; 2017; 12″ x 16″; watercolor and acrylic.

…to be completely consumed, to become an offering to Him.

Offering; 2016; 16″ x 20″; mixed media: oil-based ink, watercolor, and acrylic.

But most of all I simply yearn for the One who defies description, the Fire Who hides me in the cleft as His glory passes by…

Hide Me in the Cleft; 2020; 23.5″ x 27.5″; watercolor & ink.

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