Artist: Brenda Wright

Location: Perth
Disciplines: Visual Art

About the Artist

‘Prophetic Fine Artist’

Brenda Rose Wright (Cameron)

“The painters’ instinct has always been strong within me but it wasn’t until mid-life that I found the time to test this inner prompting. It is amazing to produce a beautiful piece and discover the ‘vision’ that finds expression when paint is applied to paper.” – B. Wright

Since 2000 Brenda has availed herself of various arts courses mainly through Algonquin and St. Lawrence colleges, as well as art workshops offered within the broader community. Beginning in watercolour as her medium of choice, she more recently has discovered acrylics; believing they have allowed her an increase in freedom of expression. Although her style has evolved to become what she would describe as ‘semi-abstract’ Brenda is willing and eager to experiment with new products, and employ new techniques, to enhance the ‘message’ uniquely depicted by the piece.

Brenda likens the painting process to a journey; one she has enjoyed every step of the way! Her hearts’ desire and passion to share her faith through prophetic works of art has resulted in a collection of paintings she aptly designates ‘Message Art’. With the establishment of a Prophetic Arts Group (2007), in which Brenda shares her journey alongside fellow Christian artists, new doors have since opened, allowing for an ever-increasing sphere of influence within and without the faith community.

A quote taken from the book “Tuning in to the God Who Speaks” by Brad Jersak, expresses Brenda’s view best:
Creativity is a mark of the Creator’s image in us. Artists, musicians, writers, dancers, discoverers, and inventors tap into and extend God’s ongoing work of creation, whether they recognize him in it or not. While the creative talents can be distorted and misused, their root source is the Divine Artist and Inventor. Far from being a neutral function, human creativity is the imitation of God. Generally the creative process grows and flows rather naturally. But at other times, the “inspiration” – the breath of God – is infused much more conspicuously.

For more on her group activities, please visit her BLOG:
http://brendasmessageart.wordpress.com

Links to Brenda’s artwork may be found on the following websites:
http://whiteflaggallery.com
http://www.outofthedarkness.ca
http://www.artatthegate.com

 

Compelled

Compelled, by Brenda Wright

Compelled, by Brenda Wright

God’s Invitation, extended to ALL (Jew & Gentile):  “You are cordially invited to the Kingdom of My Son.  Come one, come all!  The way of the cross leads home.”

The painting is based on the scripture from Luke 14:23 – “Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lofty Ascent

‘Lofty Ascent’ – acrylic (36 x 48)

The title comes from the scriptures found in Amos 9:6 which read:

“He who builds His layers (or stairs) in the sky, and has founded His strata in the earth; Who calls for the waters of the sea, and pours them out on the face of the earth – The LORD is His name.”

The word ‘layers’ (Gr. Ma’alah) means steps, stairs, upper chambers; ascents, lofts; it is derived from the verb ‘alah’ – “to ascend” or “to go up”.  In this present reference, the Lord has built His staircase in the sky, a picture of His vast palace through which He walks.  (NOTE: Taken from the Spirit-filled Life Bible).

The temple is also evocative of the scriptures from Eph.2:21, 22 which metaphorically speak of how the body, (Believers) being filled by Christ is complemented by that of a “building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord …”   Our body is the temple!  As we come together, we ascend to the lofty places beyond, where together we spend time in His presence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A New Beginning

‘A New Beginning’ – acrylic (35 x 27)

“In the beginning, God created…” (Gen. 1:1).  These are the opening words in the Bible, God’s Word.   Imagine God, who has “no beginning and no end” (for He is everlasting), inspired the writer with these words!  Yes, life as we know it here has a beginning; the very first ‘act of God’ was to create.  New beginnings bring hope, faith, expectancy, excitement, plans, and dreams for what lies ahead.  Like this painting, often it springs from the ‘swamps’ of our lives; those areas that are filled with the dead, dormant, dark elements of our past.

The ‘evergreen,’ against all likelihood, takes root amidst the surrounding death and decay, gradually growing to become a prominent feature.  Beauty is shed abroad, as the brilliance of light emanates through its branches; lighting up the dark areas of our lives, spreading this same brilliancy which illumines our path.  It reminds me of the old song by Roy Orbison, called ‘Evergreen’ ….. “When love is evergreen, evergreen …. It will last through the summer and winter too…..When love is evergreen, evergreen; like my love for you.”  God spoke similar words, found in many places throughout the Bible, but I really like the one from Romans 5:5 “Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit, who was given to us.”  His love is like no other (Gr. ‘agape’); it is not only evergreen, it is everlasting.