Sunday, January 4, 2009

Beautiful Pictures by David Bowman

I want to thank my friend, Shauna at Trying to Stay Calm, for letting me know about this wonderful artist!

I wanted to share these beautiful pictures and what the artist has to say about each one of them!

****EXPIRED**** You can ALL win a FREE signed 8x10 print of your choice (out of the three prints), by copying and posting to your blog or website this whole post! After you post then send an e-mail to David ( with your website or blog address telling him you posted it and that you read about this offer on my blog. Also send him your name and mailing address and he will send your signed 8x10 print of your choice :)

Hurry because...*This offer expires Monday Jan. 5th at noon!!

*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 generatedthe 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 privelege of experiencing parenthood for ourselves and we are entrusted to be the mothers and fathers of His children here on earth.

Oh my goodness! Aren't these ALL just so AMAZING?!!! I LOVE them ALL! I'd have to say my #1 fave is the first one though. I just LOVE how Jesus is laughing & playing with the child. Ahhh just makes me think of how Christ would show his love with my own kids. Puts a big smile on my face!


Trying to Stay Calm! said...

Awesome! Make sure and e-mail David your favorite print and your blog address! Hope you are having a beautiful Sunday! ♥ Hugs :) Shauna

Shanners said...

I've seen this artist's work before - AMAZING! Thanks for sharing. :)

snowflake said...

What do you mean when you grow up? Tomorrow you will be the same age as me again.What do you have planned? Or what does Ben have planned for you?
What is the theme for your music? I had fun with everybody dance now. HAHA

Anonymous said...

I LOVE THESE PICTURES!! thanks for letting us know. i need one of these!
p.s. like the dillys side bar! your awesome.thanks!!!