Thursday, November 08, 2012

New painter

Someone consciously Catholic and doing the whole, Art-for-the-glory-of-God thing...

Don't really have a lot of confidence in the ability of Catholics these days to produce decent religious art. But some of this isn't bad.



The Crescat said...

There's a young man here in NC who does some fantastic stuff.

And his blog -

Not sure why, but most of religious art is on his facebook page but not on his website. He's done several murals for local churches here.

Hilary Jane Margaret White said...

It seems to be a rule that artists' 'blogs and facebook pages are more interesting than the websites. More lively and less static, I suppose.

Anonymous said...

That's beautiful. Do you know who the saint portrayed in this painting is?


John P Cahill said...

I would guess St Rose of Lima: the cross, the roses, white scapular looking garment, and what appears to be a crown of thorns with the jewels.



Mark S. Abeln said...

About 7 years ago, I started a blog featuring Catholic artists who were doing great stuff. My problem at first was that I was unable to find very many on my own. And then I started getting lots of requests from artists who wanted to be added — and many of these did work that was no different from the SoV2 stuff that I dislike. I deleted the blog.

Hilary Jane Margaret White said...

Yeah, that's pretty much the first half of the problem. That Catholic artists in nearly all media, have the artistic sense they got from the line cartoons in the Good News Bible they got in 3rd grade catechism class.

The other half is that the great majority of the artists with serious training have no emotional maturity and no spiritual depth, no sense of historical context and no souls.