From the moment I step on the stage, the crowds fade away, to the first strokes of color, this is where I find peace and a sense of purpose. It's where I belong. This sacred space is where I focus, create and give thanks to the One who created me. It is where I can share my passion with the world and declare a message of God's goodness and glory. It becomes a place where my hand moves as I co-create with the Spirit of God. (For a description of Prophetic Art, click here.)
The reason I began creating art again, after a 14 year long break, was because of an encounter I had with God. Jesus called me back into the purpose he had for my life, to create art. From that moment, I knew if I was going to devote my life and career to artwork full time, I would do it for the Lord.
Ministries & Projects I've worked with:
Aside from creating in my personal studio at home, I've had the privilege to travel and work with different ministries over the years, using my art gift.
The ministry that launched my prophetic art career was Time to Revive
, based in Dallas, TX. I began in 2015 traveling and painting live during worship services in the USA and abroad, with the Time to Revive team. I'm beyond grateful for my cousin, Kyle Lance Martin, CEO and founder of TTR, for bringing me on as a contractor to prophetic paint. It is what began my journey painting with the Lord...and fulfilling a prophetic word. I painted live in these locations: Indiana, Mississippi, Florida, Ohio, Wisconsin & Texas, as well as on a cruise ship ministering to the Southern Caribbean Islands. Time to Revive has the heart to "equip the saint to share the Gospel & make disciples."
From November 2017- November 2019, Time to Revive began teaching daily through the Word of God in an in-depth study called, reviveSCHOOL
. I was commissioned to paint every book of the Bible, 66 paintings in total, as part of the school. (click here
to watch my testimony) It was by far the most intense project I've ever been part of. Studying, painting and persevering to the end! My life will never be the same after painting through Scripture. If you want to sign-up for this 2 years study, please click here
. It will change your life!
"Time to Revive is conducting reviveSCHOOL, a two-year program of Biblical Studies courses that teaches through the Bible daily, from Genesis to Revelation. Teaching and study are focused on seeing the Complete Portrait of the Messiah as depicted in all 66 books of the Bible."
To view the entire Bible Art Collection, click here
In July, 2018, God divinely connected me with the opportunity to paint large scale murals on the walls of the "Hill Wellness Center"
at the Family Legacy
orphanage in Zambia. I spent 10 days painting 5 murals! It was an incredible experience; using art to bring hope and healing into a medical facility for children to feel joy while being cared for. I was so honoured to be part of the finishing details of this project. Click here
to watch the video! It's powerful.
Family Legacy Tree of Life mission states, "
The Tree of Life Children’s Village, located just outside the capital city of Lusaka, is a 130-acre community of homes for orphaned children designed to be a haven of hope and light. Our vision is to build 12 Children’s Villages throughout the country of Zambia to rescue orphans from abuse and poverty and bring holistic change to a nation in need."
In June 2018 & 2019, the Time to Revive team had the privilege to serve with the Jerusalem Prayer Breakfast
in Jerusalem, Israel. The mission states, "
A global mobilization of the Church, gathering the nations to align themselves in prayer with God’s purposes for Israel and Jerusalem."
I served in the role of helping the logistics team and painting live during the concert. No words can describe painting prophetically in God's chosen city, His holy mountain! I was so blessed to be able to do this great honour.
(we also served at the prayer breakfasts in San Antonio, TX & Kampala, Uganda.)
In 2018, I received an email from Jon Buller, founder of the Levite Summit
, asking if I would be interested in prophetic painting live during worship AND
teaching a workshop on prophetic arts during their conference in Red Deer, AB. Absolutely!
I remember crying at my desk reading this email because I had a prophetic word that I would step into teaching and sharing about my testimony in the arts a year before that... this began the fulfillment of that word. I have now participated in the Levite Summit in Red Deer, AB (2018 & 2020) as well as in Kelowna, BC (2019). And more to come...
Their mission, "The Levite Summit is a Worship, Arts and Leadership conference.
We are uniquely Canadian. With regional events across Canada, we serve the greater Church by bringing together people across denominations and generations, gathering and equipping modern day Levites for the work of the Kingdom."