Epiphany Artist's Biographical Information
I have been a member of Redeemer for at least 25 years. People usually see me in the back row of the choir where I hide in the bass section. I am not a formally trained artist, but I took several fine art classes as electives when I was studying for my architectural degree at the University of Cincinnati. I started painting in watercolor about ten years ago and moved on from there to acrylics. Once I found acrylics dried too fast (I like to stare at my work while deciding what to do next) I started using water soluble oils but still revert to acrylics and watercolors on occasion while painting with my grandchildren.
I find inspiration in landscapes; particularly places I have been. Bishop Martin Townsend once spoke of thin spaces in the world where God is very accessible. Those are the sites I seek out and the subject matter I enjoy painting. I hope this comes through to you.
Eleanor is 11 years old and a sixth-grade student at Maple Dale Elementary in the Sycamore School District. In addition to drawing, she loves peanut butter, skateboarding, and swimming. She was a member of the Cincinnati Marlins.
During her roughly 65 years as a participating Christian … Some things that have impacted Lauren's life: Upbringing. Raising a family. Learning. Epiphanies. God with her and not with her. Marriage and divorce. Experiencing Jesus. Those who loved her into herself. Creating.
Art and creativity have always been a part of my life. I enjoy painting in oil, watercolor and working in clay and have been developing my photography in the last 10 years. I was a high school art teacher for five years and elementary for two before having our first baby and choosing to stay home while our children were young. We have been in Cincinnati for over four years. Church of the Redeemer brought our family here and we have been sold on Cincinnati ever since. This is where I am raising my family and through my photography, I get the opportunity to capture their childhoods. I love to tell a story through my images; drawn to light, movement, love and connection. I started photographing the Church of the Redeemer community for services, events and their website as my ministry. I have grown as a photographer taking photos for so many dear friends, parishioners, and their recommendations to others allowed me to start my family photography business, Woven Hearts Photography, three years ago.