The Stations of the Cross series was a commissioned
work for St. Bede's Episcopal Church in Forest Grove, Oregon,
just outside Portland.
commission was a wonderful project for me both artistically and
spiritually. The Stations of the Cross have traditionally been
used as a visual means of following in the footsteps of Christ's
Passion, and as such is used as a spiritual tool by church goers.
spent two months working on the initial drawings and compositions,
and another three months painting the 14 watercolors below. The
installation was held in February of 2005.
the beginning of 2008, a Catholic church volunteer in Malaysia
emailed me, requesting permission to use these images on the church
Web site, noting that she "finds [the artwork] very unusual."
I granted them this permission, and thus began a very unexpected
blessing that has come out of the painting of the Stations. Since
that first request, many more requests have come in from all over
the world. Go to my Out and
About page to see a listing of Geographic Locations where
requests have come from.
order to gain permission for use of my images, I require a description
of the project in written form. If I feel that the request meets
the use for which these paintings were intended, then I will send
an electronic use agreement that the requesting party needs to
agree to. I ask that a written request be made for each project.
note: all paintings are 11" x 15" and were done on Arches
Cold Press #300 paper.
All works are copyright protected.