Gillian Bedford - Painting as Prayer
Painting has always been a special time for Gillian; a time of getting in touch with her feelings and to be aware of God's presence. These paintings came from a year in which she was grieving loss. Through painting, she found spiritual pain, joy, and hope.
As she put paint to canvas, she found that deep feelings were released. She cried in grief over her mother’s death during her teenage years, and her more recent father’s. As she painted, she cried. And she healed. Painting brought her feelings of deep serenity, and a sense of awe in the majesty of the Divine. Painting has become for her a time to worship and to pray. She emerges from her painting time feeling uplifted and connected to God.
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