To have reached the age of forty without ever handling a brush or fiddling with a pencil, to have regarded with mature eye the painting of pictures of any kind as a mystery, to have stood agape before the chalk of the pavement artist, and then suddenly to find oneself plunged in the middle of a new and intense form of interest and action with paints and palettes and canvases, and not to be discouraged by results, is an astonishing and enriching experience.

Winston Churchill, from Painting as a Pastime, via Draw Paint Academy

The freedom of the Christian artist

Religious subjects are no guarantee that a work of art is Christian. On the other hand, the art of an artist who never paints the head of Christ, never once paints an open tomb, may be magnificent Christian art….


Some Christian artists will never use religious themes. This is a freedom the artist has in Christ under the leadership of the Holy Spirit

—Francis Schaeffer, Art and the Bible