Trail of Transformation

30+ of my original works of art are on display Now – until the end of November 2021 throughout the Lutheran Church of Hope’s gallery located at 925 Jordan Creek Pkwy, West Des Moines, Iowa. God is continuously transforming and inspiring me! Since rehab in 2017 I’ve been learning, listening and reflecting on what God…

“Generous Harvest”

Has anyone else ever met someone during a season of their life when you’ve just walked away from everything trying to find a life worth living and meeting this person at this crucial time caused your life path to change forever? And then you look back often to that moment and can see clearly how God was heavily involved. Cyndee Buck is that someone to me because she introduced me to the power of God through art. She helped me recognize that the power lies within my own heart and mind. She taught me to pray before I create.

Taste of Hope 2021

The Taste of Hope was a beautiful glimpse of what heaven is like. People from all walks of life came together to celebrate Jesus. The heat and humidity did not keep people from coming out Saturday July 24, 2021 to the Water Works park, Lauridsen Amphitheater in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. The Lutheran Church of…

“Hold On”

March is woman history month so I wanted to honor Mothers! The painting represents the pure love of a mother and the eternal love of our creator.

“March On”

After creating the artwork honoring Rev. Martin Luther King “Lead with Love” I was drawn to learn more about his wife Coretta Scott King. Wow!!! I would’ve love to meet her or had a chance to hear her speak. She was right there marching alongside her husband and even after he was shot down she continued in deep faith to march on for the freedom that all deserve.

“Lead With Love”

This painting was created to honor a man who made the ultimate sacrifice for equality. His message of freedom is still shinning light on the darkness today. It is up to us to take action in a loving way to make this world a better place. We need leaders that lead with love. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a warrior for God and his weapons were love, compassion, mercy and grace.

“Sovereign Love”

I started creating this artwork the last couple days of 2020 and finished it a week into 2021. This is the second lion in a series called “Walk as Lions”. Each year I hope to create another lion that creatively ties the years together as well as soaking them in prayer for the world.

“Peace of God”

Merry Christmas a Savior is Born!!! My Christmas wish is for the Peace of God to come down upon all the people on Earth. I have found true and authentic joy here on earth and its through Jesus. My life was very dark and depressing for many years until I met him.

“Eternally Connected”

I was honored to paint live for one of the first combined congregation services held at Hope-Elim by Drake in Des Moines, IA. The two churches make a huge statement coming together in 2020 with all the racial injustices the world has witnessed happening here in the United States for way too long. One church being primarily white and the other being primarily black have merged in the name of God. My husband and I were blessed to also be apart of the renovations of the beautiful historic 1886 church building. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. preached there in 1959 on that same stage we repaired.

“Soak”

With everything that was happening in the world in 2020 I was faced with a lot of truths within myself. Sometimes I feel like screaming because the world is so messed up. But God does not promise an easy journey He promises to be right here with us. Down on my knees surrendering is where I have found myself, giving everything including myself to Him. Soaking in Gods word has helped me have a spirit influenced response to what’s happening around me. I have so much work to do but I experience a freedom and peace that I wasn’t able to find anywhere else and I’m deeply grateful for that.

“The Good Fight”

In October 2017 my sons dad died from an accidental overdosed of heroine laced with fentanyl. My son was 21 and they were just starting to work on their relationship again. They hadn’t seen each other in five years because his dad had been in prison. He was suppose to go see him the day after he died. His dad was schedule for a tattoo the day he died by a friend who was upset at first when he didn’t show up for his appointment. After finding out he had passed away he left the tattoo station set up with the picture of the anatomical heart just laying there. My son reached out and asked if he could come get tattooed in place of his dad. He agreed that would be very sentimental. My son got boxing gloves to honor his dad who was an undefeated boxer. I decided to finish the tattoo in my version and donated this to his benefit to raise money for his funeral.

“Felicity”

Acrylic on canvas 36” w x 24” h “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.”‭‭Genesis‬ ‭1:1-3‬…

Haven’t Had a Drink In 2 Years

By the grace of God my life has been transforming for the last few years. After 20+ years of heavy drinking and chain smoking my life had finally spiraled to the bottom. My darkness lead me to sitting on the floor gun in hand sobbing desperately reaching for any hope to a better life. I…