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Fire & Colour, Ontario, Canada
Elizabeth McLellan is the founder of Fire & Colour. Her heart is for people to encounter God through the arts. She loves artwork that exudes fiery love for Jesus! She believes God-inspired art needs to be seen by more people and be in more homes because it's such a blessing! Elizabeth loves to dabble in several mediums including oil painting, photography and digital art.
Dyed4you Ministries, United States
Meghan Williams is the founder of Dyed4you Ministries. She creates prophetic art and silks and is passionate about hearing the voice of God and helping others do the same. The primary mission of Dyed4you Ministries is to help foster deep relationships with God. This is accomplished through the Dyed4you silks, Dyed4you Art prophetic digital artwork, daily Prophetic Nuggets on Dyed4youMinistries.com, and Inspired Flow Art, all of which are supported by an amazing team of prophetic intercessors.
2911 The Treasury, Colorado, United States
Codye Reystead is a worshipper, a writer, a speaker, and a skilled artist of the Father's heart. In addition to being a full time artist and author, Codye is also founder of the prophetic creative ministry, 2911 The Treasury. Her passion is to build, encourage, and equip the sons and daughters of God into their God-given identities, callings, and destinies. Codye believes in helping others discover their God-given creativity and live a creative lifestyle. She burns to see others undone by the raw and radical love of Jesus; transformed and empowered, to walk in their God-given identity and become all that He created them to be.
Brushed by the Spirit, Alberta, Canada
Jeanette Sthamann is a visionary artist, wife and mother of two beautiful kids. She was born and raised in rural Saskatchewan and now resides in Okotoks Alberta where she has gladly laid down some roots. Most of her subjects are inspirations - pictures that are inspired by the heart of God. She has painted commissions from others' visions for which they provide the words and she creates the art. She has also done prophetic commissions where she is lead by the Holy Spirit to paint what's being revealed to her for that person. It is her desire for people to be drawn into the beauty and nature of our Creator through the gift of creativity!
Mindi Oaten enjoys two facets of life as an artist. One, juggling a busy schedule as a wife and a mom of three boys, while working in her home studio in Cochrane, Alberta. The other, painting live prophetically during worship services throughout the United States, and more recently overseas. She is contracted by a ministry based out of Dallas, TX called Time to Revive.
Mindi paints everyday imagery the Lord shows her and invites the viewer into a deeper message. She believes there is power in the simplicity of everyday visuals when the Holy Spirit is the inspiration behind it. Painting is her act of worship. It allows her to connect to the Lord, to give, to inspire, and to invite the viewer into a new perspective.
Ohio, United States
When asked to describe herself, Nancy says, “I call myself a painter of hope. Some call my art prophetic. My paintings are the visual songs and prayers of my heart, exploring the mysteries of life and bringing love and healing to the soul and spirit. My art brings the mysteries of Heaven down to earth in a visual way to touch hearts and point people to our loving Heavenly Father. I want my art to point people to Jesus Christ. Watercolour, mixed media, acrylics, and coloured pencils have been my weapons of choice, with brilliant colours to brighten and delight the soul. Representational themes from nature inspire most of my art. I see God’s fingerprints on all creation. The more I get into art, the more spiritually aware I am and the closer to God I become. I want my art to touch people at the gut level, where no words are necessary, where art meets heart, and heart meets God.”
Canadian artist Melani Pyke has reached people worldwide through the oil and acrylic paintings she has created over the last 25 years. Through a lyrical sort of realism, her paintings point us to God’s presence, reminding us that hope and healing are possible. Although recognized by international art curators, Melani is active in the local community by leading art classes for all ages. Many of her paintings are created during live worship, and after winning multiple Art Battle competitions recently, she painted in the national tournament in 2018. Melani is also known for her public mural projects throughout Toronto and Niagara. Melani completed YWAM’s School of Illustration program in 2001, and Mohawk College’s Graphic Design program in 2003.
NamYoonsoo Art, Texas, United States
Artist Yoonsoo Nam is a visual artist who paints unique and extraordinary pictures of the heavenly realm in spirit and in truth. Through her exhibitions, live shows and website, her paintings and poems have been impacting many souls in various counties. She was born in Seoul, Korea, graduated from Ewha Womans University with Bachelor and Master of Fine Arts, Seoul Jangsin Theological Seminary with Master of Divinity, and Christ For The Nations Institute, Dallas, Texas. She is a current associate pastor of Oasis International Church and a director of ARUKAHO, an art and music organization in Coppell, Texas USA.
Candice van der Westhuizen
Heart Art, South Africa
"Loving Him with ALL my life, IS my life. All of this is for Him.” These are the words Candice lives by. She loves creating and sees herself as a partner with the Lord when she paints. She challenges herself to paint spontaneously as she not only loves the process and surprise of every outcome, but says it also keeps her dependent on Him. Her prayer is that she translates the Father’s heart into her paintings. Her heart is that her art has a life changing and profound impact on people, pointing to Jesus and bringing freedom. Ninety five percent of Candice’s work is created and finished spontaneously during worship, heavily relying on the Holy Spirit.
Signe Flink Lives in Sweden and has been painting since she was young. In 2011, Jesus touched her life and healed her from many spiritual wounds and burdens. After that, she started painting in a new way. Now painting is no longer just for herself, but instead it has become a way of glorifying God and sharing the Word of God. For the most part, her art is inspired during moments of praise, prayer, Bible reading or during sermons and testimonies. Signe holds true to God's word and wants to be faithful to it.
British Columbia, Canada
Jeremiah has loved art since he was little. During his years as a Fine Art major at the University of British Columbia, he was able to dive deeper, and soak in, all forms of art. After he came to Christ, the verse, “Why do you seek the living amongst the dead?” (Luke 24:5) completely shifted his approach to art and he began a journey of artistic expression with the Lord. God has taken him on a long inner-healing journey and restored his perception of many colours that he was previously unable to see. “How could my art express the joy of having eternal life?” became the direction he started to run. His heart is constantly drawn to revealing the Father’s love through prophetic art.
The Alabaster Arts, India
Thelma is a self-taught artist in the making, a wife and a proud mom of a teenage girl. Quitting a corporate job to be a stay-at-home mom gave her ample time to meditate on God’s word. This only made her hunger more for God’s love. It was through one of these journeys that the Holy Spirit drew her into a fresh revelation of the Father's love for her. She started to sketch and paint what the Lord laid on her heart, which has blessed others. It’s her desire to reflect the Father’s love for each of His children through her art which is a sweet aroma of worship. Hence the name ‘Alabaster Arts’ – a vessel containing sweet perfume poured out for Jesus (Matt. 26:7).
Martina Fayez has been painting prophetically since 2008. God has taken her on a journey of revealing how prophetic art is about worship, intercession and vision. In 2010 she graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Cairo, Egypt. She is currently studying counseling for sexual abuse to minister inner healing and loves travelling to African and Arabian countries to lead art workshops for kids and teens.
Western Cape, South Africa
Ilse was born in South Africa and won her first art competition when she was 6. Her parents got divorced at that time and she grew up with her mother. It was her dream to study art but her father persuaded her otherwise. She joined the police as a police artist, then relocated to Cape Town, got married and started a family. She studied for her police diploma and was promoted to Captain. Later on, Ilse picked up her dream of becoming an artist. Her husband took her work to galleries. Demand grew and she left the police to become a full-time artist in 2006. Today she is the owner of a Prophetic Art Gallery called Boomhuis (Treehouse).
Stephanie is anointed by God as a prophetic ‘seer’ – “Son of man, WHAT DO YOU SEE?” God shows her pictures or visions in her spirit which ‘speak’ – that is, they come with a message. She believes we need to “taste and SEE that the Lord is good”. Her art is an expression of God’s Glory, translating His fire and colour onto canvas or “tablet” (Hab. 2:2-3).
Ronel Eksteen is a South African artist. Her journey started as being a full time graphic designer for many years. God placed this yearning in her heart to pursue painting with Him. She started in acrylics until she discovered the joy of painting in oils in 2012. This lead to discover her Father's heart and love for herself and for others. His love, kindness, goodness and beauty is the primary source of inspiration to release His love, light and transforming power through her art.