Description PS 55:17 was the scripture that inspired this painting of a woman in prayer - “Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and He shall here my voice.” It has long been one of my favorite passages, and is a reminder that regardless of the time of day or night, when we pray and cry out to the Lord, He is there to hear and listen. I have attempted to convey a particular sense of timelessness and a place “in the spirit” with this painting- we’re not sure if it’s morning, noon or early evening….if she’s in a sunlit room, or on a porch in the open air…. if she is happy or sad, if she’s giving thanks or beseeching the Lord for some great need. I personally sense a deep feeling of Peace when I look at this print, a place of rest in the Lord. Whatever your interpretation, we all know that a solid prayer life with the Lord is a universal necessity if we are to have a meaningful walk with Him. It is our lifeline to eternal life itself - it is His chosen way for us to hear from Him, and He from us.As you meditate on this print , I pray that you will be motivated to seek the Lord and find through your own prayer life, a place of rest in Him.
C. Michael Dudash, Conneautville, Pennsylvania Member Since January 2007 Artist Statement As an award winning ARTIST and ILLUSTRATOR for the past 29 Years, Michael has won a national reputation by creating oil paintings that can be described as “images of dramatic realism that are bathed in a wonderful mix of light, hidden shadows and romantic atmosphere”.
He has produced over 1500 illustrations and paintings for book, magazine and art publishers, advertising agencies, design firms, film companies and corporations. Throughout his prestigious illustration career, he has won numerous industry awards, and is listed in the Illustration House’s “Illustrator In America”. Some of his clients include: The Readers Digest, the US Postal Service, the United Nations, Time/Life, Disney Studios, Bantam/Doubleday/Dell, Simon and Schuster, Universal Pictures and Warner Bros. His work is in many individual and corporate collections, some of which include: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Clint Eastwood, the Booth Western Art Museum, Philip Morris, Robert Goulet, the Vermont State House, and NIKE. He has written and published articles for several art industry publications, conducted oil painting and illustration workshops, and been a guest lecturer at several colleges, universities and industry organizations. Beginning in 2002, Michael switched his focus from illustration to painting and selling his original oils and doing commissioned portraiture. In the last four years he has done several one man shows and been included in several group shows. He has won two awards at the National Oil Painters of America shows in 2004 and 2005. Michael recently relocated to Conneautville, PA., where he works out of his home studio.
Preferred medium: Oil
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