Christian Artwork, Angel Paintings & Angel Pictures

Process & Making

Angel Painting - 3 Sisters BrownAngels are messengers from the clouds, thoughts and gut reactions through times of stress and turmoil.  They are always around.  They are that idea, that inspiration.  Angels inspire us to act.

When I paint it is spontaneous but I have to have great concentration. Most days I destroy what I have painted the previous day.  I scrap off the paint from the canvas, over paint and start again.  It is like that horrid groundhog feeling.  You never quite know if it’s complete.  Transforming something from raw materials to something magical. Complex surfaces to excite the eye I’d love to just finish a painting, leave and move on.

When I paint I like to be by myself and forget everything that is going on around me.  Life around is very stressful and painting allows me to stand still and let my mind meander.  I hate the rain, and grey days and find it very hard to paint on GAR days. Reflection of sunlight and cloud with the impression of swirling up into the sky with the challenge of limiting my colour palette eg. blues umbers and whites. Happy moments with dark times.  The landscape of the night invades the day.

I have painted for as long as I can remember. My earliest memories are of me drawing alone or playing a musical instrument.  This was the activity that I enjoyed the most and as a child, alone with scraps of paper drawing.

Angel Painting - Stairway to Heaven IMy latest series of work are a direct  response to a familiar place and landscape where I have lived.  My memories of the places continues to offer me visual surprises that sustain  my imagination. I uses scenes from her own childhood memories.  I remember the time of day, changing light, the sky at night.  In many respects it is similar to the way  that the English Romantic painters responded to the natural world.

Exploring the transformation of one world into another. Entering another world where gravity does not seem capable of keeping our feet on the ground.  My work is the result of my chasing visions that I can almost see. I want to make a visual expression of feelings and thoughts I have experienced in the past and in imagination and dreams.

History & Inspiration

Angels are found within three key religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam.  Yet, angels, or divine helpers, were also found within Sumerian, Babylonian, Persian, Egyptian and Greek writings, as well, and played a major influence upon the ideas regarding angels within the key religions themselves.  For example, it is well known that ancient Sumerian texts pre-dated the Hebrew book of Genesis, including the idea of the existence of angels.  The Hebrew beliefs regarding angels were similarly shared with Christianity, and both Judaism’s and Christianity’s teachings of angels inspired the Islam beliefs concerning angels.

The Egyptians, in particular, viewed angels as Gods in their own right and believed they guarded the gates to heaven.

I like to think that there are benevolent spirits or ‘angels’ that are always there to look after you when no one else is there, whilst at the same time the invocation of your guardian angels can bring good luck and fortune..  Some of the most inspiring angelic images and my personal favourites are found in the works of Fra Angelico, Michael Angelo, Duccio,  and Byzantine iconography.

Elizabeth Rollins-Scott Angel Paintings
Madonna and Child Paintings
Angel Prints
Angel Monoprints
Ceramic Angels

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