Beautiful Gospel Art by David Bowman

Sunday, January 04, 2009 Posted In , , , , Edit This 7 Comments »
If you like beautiful paintings of the Saviour (and who doesn't?) you will be happy and gratified to know that David Bowman is the artist to follow. He has talent in spades... and... clubs...hearts, whatever.
Anyway, you can read his stuff in this post then click on his website to go BUY, BUY, BUY, SPEND, SPEND, SPEND! (And remember to tell him I sent you.)

David Bowman: has had a passion for art ever since he could pick up a pencil. He loves creating images of the Savior that inspire and uplift. Along with his Christian fine art, David has also written and illustrated a series of scripture storybooks for children titled "Who's Your Hero?"

Check out his website at to see more of his precious art.

The Savior tells us we need to become as little children to inherit the kingdom of God. I've often wondered what it is about little children Jesus loves most, and I think its their innocence. They are clean slates, seeing the world and others through untarnished eyes. Their hearts are pure, without the baggage of cynicism and self-doubt. In this piece, I've tried to imagine how a child would act upon meeting the Master for the first time. Without reservation or inhibition, I think he would simply want to play with Him. He would be at complete ease, allowing his pure little heart to soak in the love and laughter of His pure, infinite heart. Its no wonder Christ delights in these little ones and sets them up to be our examples.

One of the greatest human needs is a sense of security. In all aspects of life, we naturally gravitate towards anything that makes us feel safe. In this piece, I wanted to convey a sense of complete peace and calm like only the Savior can provide. It's a security that allows us to rest assured, without fear or worry, when we put ourselves trustingly in His arms. Little children have that inherent kind of trust in their parents, so it's fitting that the man and girl who modeled for "Security" are actually father and daughter. They generated the exact feel I was looking for.

"My Child"
This piece conveys an intimate, up-close-and-personal feeling of the Savior's love. Notice how all the lines draw your attention and point towards Jesus' face in the center. I chose the name "My Child" because the only thing that could compare (even remotely) to Christ's compassion for us is the love of a parent for his/her child. This image is also intended to put things in perspective. Above all, we are God's children first. He allows us the privilege of experiencing parenthood for ourselves and we are entrusted to be the mothers and fathers of His children here on earth.

7 brilliant observations:

Machen family said...

OOOh thank you! I'm doing this right now!

Cheryl said...


Annie Valentine said...

Ha! This is insane. I was JUST READING YOUR BLOG and talking to my sister Jen about how much we like you when I jumped over and saw a new comment. It was YOU! Destiny, we are meant to be friends.

Cheryl said...

Thanks! You are a great friend!! I couldn't believe it when it jumped from 3 to 7 comments in a matter of minutes. (:
You don't get updated b/c I'm private now.
Oh, and no. I promised I would never look at what they wrote. And next year, I will just give the papers to them to read on their own.

Team Fifield said...

Beautiful pics! Hey, wanted to know how you sign all of your posts! Love it!

honeypiehorse said...

These are really beautiful. I wonder if the model gets a lot of attention when he's out shopping. He looks so calm and kind. I like what the artist has to say about the pictures, too.

Sharon said...

Hi! I've been reading your blog lately, I LOVE it! You are such a talented writer! I love these pictures. Thanks so much for sharing them.