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 Lesson 1

Triptych of Genesis 1:1-8

Taiwan

By Jenny Liao

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Jenny is the lover of nature. During years of stay in abroad, she experienced the greatness of the nature and continue to pursue her interest of arts throughout her life journey together with the Creator. She previously worked in bank for several years.  Now, she is the full-time professional artist, and is the teacher of art healing. Creative painting has become her daily life.  Her paintings reflect the profoundness and innermost touches from the Creator.  Gloria Patri Gallery is the off-site / movable gallery she set up especially aiming to carry out God’s presence wherever she goes.

 Lesson 2

The Fall & God’s Creation

Malaysia

By Louise Low

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Louise Low is a visual artist and art teacher who works and lives in Kuala Lumpur. Louise aspires to infuse the positive aspects of life to society. With an aim to produce artworks that depicts determination, perseverance and optimism, I look into the past to construct the future. A modern society that lends a helping hand to the weak, creating a balanced, harmonious society.

Artist Statement:

“Art derives from artists’ interpretation of what they see, feel, and experience.  It can be extremely personal, yet it connects with people all around the world without boundaries.”

“Because after all, art is the window to an artist’s soul.  And the soul can be very, very powerful.  That’s how artists touch — and move — the world.”

Featured Art:

  • The Fall – 30cm x 30cm – Oil on canvas – 2003
  • God’s Creation – 30cm x 30cm – Oil on canvas – 2003

 Lesson 3

Adam and Eve after the fall

Belgium

By Elize Retief

Contact: Facebook

  • Elize Retief creations  

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Elize Retief is a dedicated BSFer and artist from South Africa who currently resides in Belgium.

Painting Symbolism
The painting tells the story of redemption in the midst of sin and shame. The pomegranates Contains the curses that the Lord spoke to Eve and the serpent. The first pomegranate( from Eve’s left) symbolizes the pain in childbirth with the thorny branch across the image of a baby in the womb. The second and third depicting the prophecy that there will be enmity between the the seed of the woman and the serpent. “He will crush your head and you will strike his heel.” The redemption of the whole world through Jesus’s obedience on the cross. The serpent bit the heel of Christ, but lost its grip on the world.

This redemption flows through the ages back to Adam and Eve.
There are 12 Almond trees with the last one’s branch in the foreground that blossoms. This symbolizes the new birth and the number 12 is the number of government, as we as believers in Christ Jesus rule and reign with Him in Heavenly places, no longer in submission to the curse of death, but living in hope and victory.

 Lesson 4

Cain and Abel

England

By Daphne Stephenson
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Daphne is passionate about Naive art. Apart from her own painting, she collects it, represented Britain at The European Festival of Naive Art in France and was Chairman of The Association of British Naive Artists.

Daphne Stephenson has a wealth of experience in the world of art & design and is well known for her Primitive-Naive style of art.

 Lesson 5

God’s Benevolence

Kenya

By Hajila Njenga
Contact: Facebook and Instagram

  • @hajilakoitoto for Artwork
  • @koitoto handmade Jewelry

About:

“I am a jewelry designer, painter, painter, artist and all out entrepreneur. I am also the founder and Creative Director of Koitoto Designs Ltd, which I have been running since 2012 when I moved back home to Kenya from the US.”

 Lesson 6

The Promise

Singapore

By Eudora Rusli
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  • Instagram: _thestoryteller_
  • hi.thestoryteller.sg@gmail.com
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An artist with big dreams: to make everything around her beautiful because God has made her life beautiful. She shares the story of her life through her artworks.

 Lesson 7

The Tower of Babel

Uganda

Grace Bithum Pacutho
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Grace is a freelance artists based in Kampala, Uganda. She’s a member of a local Day Women’s class.

 Lesson 8

The Call

India

Rajesh Kumar Gogu
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Gogu is a car designer by profession. Painting has been his hobby since childhood. He is currently serving as a TL for the Evening Men’s class in Delhi, India

 Lesson 9

Melchizedek and Abraham

United States

Tom Foty
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Tom is a Minneapolis based freelance Illustrator since 1980 and has been a follower of Jesus since his youth. He got involved with BSF in 1983.

The Word changed his life! He was a GL for 20 years.

Artist Statement:

“As an artist I love trying to capture in 2 Dimension what God has already created in 3 Dimension.”

 Lesson 10

Genesis 15:5

United States

Yarrow Cheney

Contact: https://fineartamerica.com/featured/genesis-fifteen-five-y-c.html

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Yarrow Cheney is connected to BSF via his wife’s participation in the leadership team of the Paris, France EW class from 2008-2018. During that time, Yarrow served as Production Designer on Despicable Me 1 & 2, and Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax. He then served as Co-Director on The Secret life of Pets and most recently directed Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch, before moving home to California.

 Lesson 11

This Time Next Year

Canada

Daisy Tsai
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Daisy is a beloved child of God, disciple of Christ and discussion group leader at the Montreal Evening Class. Alongside her studio practice, she works as an interpreter/translator.

 Lesson 12

Sodom

China

Irene PY Chang
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Irene grew up and was educated and worked in Hong Kong, Taipei, New York City and Boston. She moved to Shanghai in 2011 and has attended BSF in Shanghai since early 2018.

“BSF has really helped me get to know the Bible and God in a way that has totally deepened and broadened my entire family’s relationship with God.  Thank you BSF!!”

 

 Lesson 13

Sarah with Baby Isaac

United States

Amy Zaleta-Martinez

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Amy Zaleta Martinez calls Los Angeles home when she is not traveling around the world with her cinematographer husband, Abe Martinez, and their two sons, Elijah and Tzuriel. Trained as a fashion designer and illustrator at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Amy soon worked her way up to “lead dress designer” for a Fortune 500 clothier. In addition to this venture she also helped to launch an ethical fashion line with fellow like minded friends. Moving with her family to Kenya in 2010, Amy assisted in creating a television show for the kids living in the slums of Nairobi. Recently, the artist has completed a colorful collection of iconic paintings, aptly entitled “Fashion Icons”—a vibrant portraiture of twenty-one martyred, female saints, adorned with an ethnic, sartorial elegance. For this series she has had art shows in New York City, Marfa, TX, and Los Angeles, CA. In the Fall of 2020 a modern devotional of the life of King David named The Odyssey of King David by Dr. Samuel Mayhugh and D. Paul Thomas will feature Amy’s pen and ink illustrations. In addition to this work Amy was recently highlighted on Cock and Bull’s virtual online arts festival as well as she is slated for an upcoming episode of PBS’s American Portrait Storytellers. Amy is currently working on her next series called “Motherland” which was started during lockdown in New Orleans, LA during the pandemic. She hopes to have this series done by the Spring of 2021.

 Lesson 14

The Lord Will Provide

Australia

Carole Leung
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 Artist Statement:

“God has given His people different gifts, use your special gifts to serve people and glorify God.  Thanks BSF for bringing us closer to God through Bible study and discussion, and equipping us to serve.”

 Lesson 15

Listen Well

The Netherlands

Dorothea Mannes
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The artist , formerly an ex-pat  resident in China,  was introduced to and joined the BSF in 2015 in Beijing.

She graduated in the subject of Visual Communication from the College for Creative Arts in Offenbach, Germany, specialising in stage design and cartoon film.

Since summer 2019 she has re-located to Europe, residing in the Netherlands.

 Lesson 16

Reaffirmation

United States

Ami Ross
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Ami Ross is an artist living in Birmingham, Alabama.

 Lesson 17

Jacob’s Blessing

England

Marguerite Slatter
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Artist Statement:

“Love God, Love BSF, Love dogs, Love creating Bible illustrations, Love meeting people, Love working with young people, Love family and Love to dance.”

 

 Lesson 18

Sleeping Under Stairway

Uganda

Seth Sengendo
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Seth is based in Kampala and works with Acrylics and other multimedia. He is passionate about people and places and serves with the child outreach ministry in his local church. Seth joined BSF in 2005 and has been a Children’s Leader.

 Lesson 19

You Are My Own Flesh and Blood

United States

Adrian Johnston
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Adrian Johnston is an artist and illustrator, currently serving as a TL in Boston.

Artist Statement: 

Genesis 29 is a complex scenario that includes many characters’ striving over a number of years. Jacob has deceived his father, fled his brother, and is now laboring to build a family. Some highlights of the chapter include Jacob’s love for childless Rachel, Leah’s faith at the birth of Judah, and Laban’s multivalent comment to Jacob. The painting considers Rachel, the beloved shepherdess, and Leah, the hardworking housewife, amidst the members of the growing household.

Featured:

“You Are My Own Flesh and Blood.” 2020. Oil on Panel, 16 x 16 in / 40 x 40 cm

 Lesson 20

Genesis 30 and 31

United States

 

Joshua D Garno
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Joshua runs a 3D graphics and animation studio. He illustrates designs in many industries with an aesthetic appeal that may be more artistic or photo-realistic if the client chooses. Joshua has attended BSF, along with his wife, who attended BSF Online in the Philippines.

Artist Statement:

“We know that life is about people, and relationships, and we put in the effort to know you personally and listen to your needs in your said design illustration.”

 Lesson 21

Jacob wrestling with the Angel

Hong Kong

 

Agnes Leung
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Agnes is a passionate illustrator, a fine Art photographer, a children’s book writer and an Art Educator based in Hong Kong. Many of her clients are from Christian Organizations, her works are published in magazines, books and even on Bible covers. She loves to draw and paint since she was a child. She believes that the greatest Artist of all is our creator, our Lord, almighty God. She loves to depict the beauty of nature and the flavour of humanity.

Agnes has joined BSF for over 10 years, she is deeply nurtured by the word of God and the love of BSF members.

Featured art:

Jacob wrestling with the Angel

Painted with Photoshop and Procreate

 Lesson 22

Patriarchy

United States

Emily Joy
Contact: society6.com/emilywallace

Emily is a mixed media artist and teacher who sees the creative process as a form of worship, communication, and healing.

“I express my heart through art and currently involved with art therapy, church exhibitions, and picture book creating. My aim is to Glorify God and encourage His church through my life and art.”

Emily was part of BSF’s preschool program as a child and is currently involved with a BSF Young Adult Class.

 Lesson 23

The Vision Will Happen

South Africa

Lindi Venter
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Lindi Venter obtained her BA Fine Arts degree at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa in 2014 and taught Design at the Hugo Naudé Art Centre in Worcester, South Africa in 2015. She is currently living in Hsinchu, Taiwan. A close friend invited Lindi to BSF where she has continued to study God’s Word.

Artist Statement:

“After studying art at university, I moved to Taiwan where God has touched my heart anew. I believe He has given me this artistic talent to honor and serve His Kingdom.”

 Lesson 24

Dreams

United States

Katie Ross, Ruthie Nelson
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  • austinnelson0301@gmail.com

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Katie Ross Nelson (age 11) is a two time National PTA Reflections winner in Visual Arts. Her art has been displayed at the Department of Education in Washington DC. She loves to make anything with textiles. Ruthie Nelson (age 10) is a photographer and writer who loves creating. Recently she participated in an art exhibition at the White House celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment.

 Lesson 25

Pharaoh’s Dream of Plenty and Famine

Singapore

Kalie Stier
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A Southern California artist specializing in fine art photography and graphic design.

 Lesson 26

Grain and Silver

United States

Dale Olsen
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Artist Statement:

“I am an artist and architect, husband, father, grandfather and follower of Jesus Christ, the giver of my talent. I completed the cycle of BSF some years ago and am now back in and growing in the Word.”

 Lesson 27

Joseph’s Compassion (Genesis 45)

United States

Jeremy Stout
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Jeremy is a part-time illustrator living in Elkhart, IN.  His personal artwork is most often a reflection of Scripture doing its work in his own heart and mind.  Bible-based and tattoo inspired, his work is gritty end edgy, however; Jeremy’s hope is that through his art the truth of God’s Word will make its way into other’s hearts in the same way it has worked in his own heart.  

 

 Lesson 28

Joseph manages Egypt’s famine

Kenya

Kevin Koech
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“BSF member capturing imaginations in brush strokes.”

 Lesson 29

Jacob’s Blessing

United States

Liz Reese
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  • Instagram: @LizReeseArt

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A long time BSF member, Liz is inspired by everyday surroundings that are overflowing with visual delights waiting to be captured and transformed onto paper or canvas. Her diverse subject matter and painting styles speak to her varied interests and constant learning and experimentation.

All art is used with permission and the copyrighted property of the artist.

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