Over the years, my job as an artist often overlapped with my job as a Dad. I’ve been able to combine two of my favorite things and call it “work”. Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there who love this job as much as I do! ... See MoreSee Less
Among all the paintings I have done in my now 40-year career, this one will be a constant reminder of a very unique and impactful period in my life, as well as the lives of all of us. This became my first painting done while under quarantine due to the worldwide pandemic caused by the Covid-19 Virus.
This was a composition I had worked out weeks before I knew much about the coming global virus. Subsequently, the imagery took on new and comforting meaning for me personally. It became more powerful and relevant to my experience with each passing day spent in isolation.
During the painting process, I often reflected on the increasingly familiar phrases such as, “shelter in place” and “social distancing”. I marveled at how helpless and vulnerable we all feel in a worldwide crisis like this…like little lambs, separate and alone. I began to look more closely at the imagery emerging on my easel and their relationship to the unsettling circumstances at hand.
I contemplated the new reality of social distancing and isolation. These measures are imperative for our physical well being and survival. However, when it comes to our spiritual and emotional well being just the opposite is true! No “social distancing” is required when it relates to the proximity of our hearts and souls to Heaven and all of Humankind. Physically we may have to “shelter in place” but spiritually our place of shelter is love, faith, and hope!
This painting reminds me that life’s path will lead us through times of sunshine and shadow but we are not alone! This too shall pass. There are still beautiful bouquets to gather along the way and smiles to share with each optimistic step we take.
The still waters have become a reminder of the deep reservoirs of strength and goodness that each person carries within them. Heaven has not left us alone, it is reflected in that peaceful inner well we all have.
Finally, I imagine the Good Shepherd tenderly and calmly saying to us with a smile, “Come on little lamb!… It’s okay!… You can do this!” - Greg
You should include a copy of your description with each print!!
We love all of your paintings Greg. This one is special to me because I used to feed the little bum lambs with a bottle when I was a little girl.🤗💝
Love all your work but have to say the Saviors tender look at that fluffy little lamb touches me. The surrounding scene is so beautiful and calming during this time.
No words to express the beautiful painting and the words ...
Finally, I imagine the Good Shepherd tenderly and calmly saying to us with a smile, “Come on little lamb!… It’s okay!… You can do this!” Looking at the picture ,I can almost hear Him calling to me .
Thank you for this 🙌.
What a beautiful gentle picture. Brough tears to my eyes we all just little lambs with Jesus Amen 🙏🙏☘️
Such a beautiful painting! This painting has so much meaning during this time of pandemic!❤️❤️
What a beautiful picture. And so peaceful in the troublesome time. Thank you, Greg.
Years ago when I was very young I found this poem I don,t remember all ,"I wish I was that little lamb that nestled in Gods arms to hear his dear heart beating so to hear his voice so sweet " ay little one did you not know your place was at my feet And tho my feet are bruised and torn from seeking thee a weeping I,d gladly go the journey Orr to have thee in my keeping" I have tried to remember all I will someday find it again.Amen
Thank you so much for your thoughts behind this. Meant a lot to me and very comforting. Are you going to have prints made?
Perfect. Thank you, Greg. Beautiful and touching piece. Very timely. God has a way of guiding our hands and paint brushes right at the exact moment He wants His beautiful message conveyed: No matter what, we are not alone and part of a very large Heavenly family. ❤️ 🐑
Beautiful Thank you Greg so Great to see God beauty ever were your so right were not alone God is with us all ❤️always will be ❤️ Thank you for sharing such beautiful painting your wonderful beautiful Message Thank God were all a heavenly family Children of God Amen 🙏❤️✝️
The story behind this is so soul searching, take the time to read. If I had a big house his paintings would be all over, a Blessed talent.
This picture, your words, and our Savior are desperately needed. And now is the perfect time for All. Thank you Greg for sharing God’s gift that He has poured out on you. And us!
Amen. Such a beautiful painting. So much meaning behind it. Thank you for sharing. God bless you and thank you for telling us what you were feeling. Stay safe
This painting puts one in a beautiful place and we know He can get us through anything.
So beautiful,so peaceful,Jesus guiding his lambs to safety,is he is guiding us, each and every day.Thank you for all the great paintings.
Love what you wrote, and painted! The Lord does seek out the lost lamb. This gives us comfort, for as he seeks out one lost lamb, He certainly will take care of all of us through this! Thank you for what you do!
Beautiful words to go with this beautiful painting! Thank you for sharing and I will do the same for all my family and friends!
Beautiful! I have several of your paintings in my home. Would love to add this too!💜
The tender connection between the lamb and the shepherd is evident. Another beautiful success
Absolutely beautiful,our good Shepherd caring for all of us as his lambs. Amen
Beautiful Thank you for reminding us that we are Not alone as long as we have The Lord Jesus
A beautiful and peaceful painting, it made my day. I shall save it and look at it every day. Thanks for all your lovely paintings.
Very well said. Thankyou for reminding us, He is with each n everyone of us! Very pretty painting !!
Love all your paintings. Have many in my photos on my cell phone and share them often. Brilliant work and tallent. Thank you for shareing them.
When we lived in Idaho, we lived across the street from your parents. They were wonderful people and our family loved them very much. At that time, they made their basement into a gallery for your art. I saved every extra penny I had to buy one of your paintings. I will always remember being in the gallery at your parents home trying to decide which painting to buy. I finally chose the one of Christ, the little boy, and the butterfly. We moved away and lost track of your parents. We have never lost our love for your art. We own 6 paintings now. We had to buy one for our apartment while on our mission so that we could feel surrounded by His love. We purchased Christ with the sparrows. Thank you for your talents. Thank you for the precious memories...
yes thank you GOD
I wish I could afford your paintings.
This is such a beautiful painting!
Please may you post the painting in its rightful colours?💖💜😇🙏🏼
Amen thank you Lord Jesus Amen
AMEN PRAISE THE LORD
I sooo love his paintings !
So beautiful. Thank you Greg
JESUS, the ONE who loves us most of all. The ONE who casts out fear with HIS mere presence. We desperately need the perfect peace JESUS is offering.
JESUS I TRUST IN YOU ❤️