Portraits by
an Artist - Anthony Connolly 
                  Anthony Connolly is a member of The Royal Society of Portrait Painters. He has work in many public and private collections including the Queen's collection at Windsor. He has twice won the Prince of Wales Award for Portrait Drawing. 

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  JOY,JOY,JOY!  Into the future with Christian Arts.org
                  Joy is the echo of God's life within us.  Columba Marmion


                 Cliché or not, as a newly join member it was a JOY to be at the Christian Arts 2019 conference,                  High Leigh Christian Centre 26-28th April 19. 

                 When I say newbie, I’m not a new Christian or a creative person, but I’m new to this fellowship                  of likeminded artistic, creative souls from all walks of life, professional and amateur, painters,                  printers, icon writers, textile and 3-d artists, photographers and poets and writers.  

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The Joyful Idyll of English Art

Session 2 

Peter Osbourne

CA Conference 2019

Cecil Collins wrote the following, “We must, with our creative will, create a world fit for God to live in, then all creatures will live in joy”.  (“The Sceptered Bone and Flower”).  Collins was the epitome of a deep English tradition of idyllic joy, a spiritual force which is idealistic, mystical almost to ecstasy, and religious.  His “Dawn Music” a gouache of 1977, together with his associated “Meditations”, draws together many threads of that tradition.  

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'An ecumenical group of like-minded artists'

First published in Baptist Times  Dec 2018 

A creative ministry which harnesses the talents of local artists to explore life and share faith in Jesus is looking forward to its third year. 

Exploring the theme of 'broken' in an empty high street shop through poetry and photography; helping residents think about recycling through an interactive exhibition; joining the steering group of the town's festival - it's been a busy couple of years for Christian artists in Bicester.             

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Coming next month.........

Reflections & Shadows 
Poetry, Photography 
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 Juggling Work, Art &  Mission
CA member Michelle Myers talks about juggling her new work as a Personal Carer with making art that reaches others.  
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