As part of the wider experience of the stories in 'The Adventures of Elisha', we are hosting a roaming art gallery with pieces created by Christian artists, inspired by these amazing stories.
I am married with one 12 month old daughter. We live at the foot of the beautiful Dandenong Ranges VIC. From the time I was able to hold a pencil until now, I have been passionate about creating artworks. After completing a bachelor in Fine Arts at the 'National Art School' Darlinghurst, Sydney I decided to follow in my mothers footsteps and become a high school art teacher. I taught both primary and secondary at a private school in NSW for 3 years and have now found solace in becoming a mother. I have been able to work as an artist while being a mum because of the support from my husband. I am continually learning and growing and see my self as an artist who will do things a little differently to the norm.
I am interested in the human condition and relationships. I tend to focus on these as themes in my artworks and try to capture the emotion or atmosphere of whatever I am creating. My work can be described as figurative, deep, heart felt, and spiritual. My artworks are mostly expressive and semi-realistic in style.
Media: Acrylic paint and graphite on canvas.
Size: 50 x 70cm
Elisha was a passionate and determined man who had seen many miracles through Elijah's ministry. This painting seeks to capture his fierce pursuit of God and the outworking of Gods power through him. Chapter 1 (where fire from heaven consumes 100 soldiers and their captains) and 2 Kings 2:19 when Elisha heals the water were my main inspiration for this artwork.
Where now is the LORD, the God of Elijah?
Media: Acrylic paint on canvas.
Size: 120 x 90 cm
This painting seeks to emulate the angst of Elisha loosing Elijah. 2 Kings 2:11- 14 'As they were walking along and talking together, suddenly a chariot of fire and horses of fire appeared and separated the two of them, and Elijah went up to heaven in a whirlwind. Elisha saw this and cried out, "My father! My father! The chariots and horsemen of Israel!" And Elisha saw him no more. Then he took hold of his own clothes and tore them apart.'
Joanne Ruth Tremain
I am Joanne and I work in Community Development projects. I decided I wanted to depict Elisha's ministry life, incorporating many of the events recorded in the Bible, stating the recurrent name 'Man of God'. I also wanted to include the start and end of his ministry but not in the main piece, so included the extra two pieces on the sides.
Eye of God
Inspiration: Picture of the "Helix" Nebula (As taken by the Hubble Space - May 2003)
Awards: 1st Prize Mosaic - Royal Melb. Show 2007
Best Glass Art - Royal Melb. Show 2007
And Elisha prayed, "Open his eyes, LORD, so that he may see."
2 Kings 6:17
Inspiration: The dark, alienation in life
As they were walking alone and talking together, suddenly a chariot of fire and horses of fire appeared and separated the two of them and Elijah went to heaven in a whirlwind. Elisha cried out "My father! May father! The chariots and horsemen of Israel!" And Elisha saw him no more. Then he took hold of his own clothes and tore them apart.
2 Kings 2:11-12
Inspiration: Learning that I am to trust Jesus
Then he got on the bed and lay upon the boy, mouth to mouth, eyes to eyes, hands to hands. As he stretched himself out upon him the boy's body grew warm. Elisha turned away and walked back and forth in the room and then got on the bed and stretched out upon him once more. The boy sneezed seven times and opened his eyes.
2 Kings 4:34-35