God, Art and Me…

Next to the Bible, the children’s classic, Uncle Arthur’s Bible Book has influenced my life more than any other book. 

Perhaps, you’ve seen it in a pediatrician’s office. If you have, you understand how I first became enamored with its beautiful illustrations and Bible stories.

In fact, as a nine-year-old,  I couldn’t get enough of the series.  And so there was no help for it.  My mother smuggled an abridged copy into our home. 

Why the subterfuge? At the time, my Dad vehemently professed atheism.

The necessity of secrecy made it all even more exciting.  But the stories and illustrations themselves captured my heart for the long haul.   And that’s probably the reason,  I still connect Biblical truth with fine art.

Quite honestly, I am fascinated by the people who grace the pages of the Bible.  I identify with their struggles and admire their faith.  And I suppose I relate to them because despite the fact that they were ordinary and flawed, God loved them.

The people who grace the pages of the Bible intrigue me.  I identify with their struggles and admire their faith.

Whatever the case,  I like to think of this blog as an illustrated Bible story book for adults.

Without a doubt, the foundation for Through Ink and Image was set long before the blog began.  After personally battling cancer in 2007 and losing my Mom to ovarian cancer in 2008, I began chronicling my faith journey through art. 

In emails to my closest gal pal, I often described the spiritual inspiration for my paintings. 

Of course, she’s a saint…reading my ramblings as well as encouraging the progress of each related painting.  She put up with my lengthy emails for several years before she suggested I take my reflections public via a blog.

 And so, Through Ink and Image was born. 

It was a natural step.  After all, in addition to being a professional artist, I am also both a journalist and writer.   

You might say my blog is an illustrated Bible story book for adults.

As far as education goes, I completed my undergraduate studies at Biola University and graduate work at the University of Virginia.

I currently live in Northern Virginia with my husband, son and Labradoodle.

I’m so glad found your way here.  Why not join me in the pursuit of God-inspired living?

For more of my art, visit www.lynnabbottstudios.com.

You can also find me on social media at http://www.facebook.com/throughinkandimage  and https://www.facebook.com/lynnabbottstudios 

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