John Nakanishi
A New Day Dawning
18 1/2 x 24 inches
Acrylic paint on canvas sheet

With the Resurrection of Christ, a new day dawned for all people on earth. Rejoice and give thanks!

Shirley Van Bibber
Angel’s Trumpet Flower
24 x 16 inches
Oil on canvas

“Angel’s Trumpet” announcing Jesus Has Risen!

Patti Callison
Armour of Light
46″ W x 34″ H x 1.5″ deep
Oil, cold wax, metallic dust (glitter)

The Resurrection of Jesus Christ reminds us of our own salvation and our daily pledge to honor God. I chose Romans 13:12 because in it Paul reminds us to “lay aside the deeds of darkness and put on the Armour of light.” By living daily in His light, HIs truth and power will inspire, comfort, and protect us from the darkness.

Joan Hughes
Awakening
5’6” x 2’6”
Oak branches, Pyracantha branches, paper, ribbon, nylon line

Resurrection:

Rebirth, restoration, renewal, awakening.

A Do-over.

Through the pain, suffering, and blood of Christ we are given the opportunity to start over, start fresh, be freed from our sins and mistakes of the past.

These words from the Bible offer encouragement, hope, and eternal truths for everyone, but especially for those facing personal challenges, for those needing to change the path of their lives, for those facing addiction or any earthly thing that is holding them captive, preventing them from becoming the person that God intended them to be.
I hope these specially chosen verses will give you courage and help you through difficult times and transitions.

Paula Riley, Artist
Can You See Me?
12 x 12 inches
Oil painting

For me, the season of spring is filled with hope and with faith. It is probably no coincidence that we celebrate Christ’s resurrection at this time. The small cross in the hillside is to remind us to feel the love and to give gratitude to Christ’s eternal presence during this season, and throughout the year.

Julie Atkinson
Dawn
16 x 20 inch canvas
Medium: Oil

This painting depicts the empty tomb on Easter morning. I wanted to capture the idea of light coming back into the world after the days of darkness, fear, and uncertainty that followed the crucifixion.

Lassie Colebourn
Defeating Darkness
48 x 48 inches
Oil on canvas

Resurrection means having love over fear.

John Finger
Every Day is a Resurrection
16 x 20 inches
Oil on canvas

The painting has a resurrection feel to it and the connection with nature and localness is very important to me in this unbalanced time.

John Nakanishi
God Searching
30 x 40 inches
Acrylic paint on canvas

God searches for you, even if you don’t search for Him. God loves you, even if you have forgotten Him. God looks for beauty in you, even if you think you have uselessly squandered all your talents. – Pope Francis

But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. – Romans 5:8

This painting depicts God, The Trinity, represented by three doves. He has no ego, but is always searching outward to reach us because He loved us so much that He sent His one and only Son, Jesus. The painting depicts people as inwardly focused entities, selfishly looking inward. But when we can break away from our introspections, He is there, waiting to meet us. That is what the Resurrection accomplished.

John Nakanishi
Empty Tomb
16 x 20 inches
Acrylic paint on canvas

Christ has risen! He has risen indeed!

Randal Dutra
Homeward Bound
30 x 40 inches
Oil on Belgian linen

The Lord is our Shepherd: “Homeward Bound” reflects how Faith unites and guides us. This metaphor has remained a timeless symbol.

Randal Dutra
Hope
40 x 30 inches
Oil on Belgian linen

Hope is at the root of Faith. As our younger ones mature and grow, our future is in their hands.

Kathy Way
How Great The Father’s Love For Us
24″ x 24″
Acrylics on canvas

Sunrise. Easter. New Day. New Beginning.

Mitchell Doyle
I Hold in My Hands
24 x 36 inches
Photo mounted on foam core

Linda Kinrade
Leaving the Tomb
Quilt

Jesus leaves the tomb and climbs upward towards the light. The desert around him is full of life and beauty.

Catherine Gallinger
Love Springs Forth
11 x 15 inches
Watercolor

Love Springs Forth is a reminder of how Christ rose or sprang forth from the grave and became our Savior.

Lassie Colebourn
Overwhelmed With Joy! #1
21 x 18 inches
Oil on canvas

Glorious colors in nature.

Lassie Colebourn
Overwhelmed With Joy! #2
21 x 18 inches
Oil on canvas

Nature is ever changing.

Nancy Henderson
Poppies
18” x 24″
Acrylic

After winter’s darkness, these outrageously colorful creations emerge from the earth, a little like a resurrection. As they open into the sun, they glorify the jubilation of creation and new life. At least to me. New Poppies always give me a joyful sigh.

Ann Loar
24″ x 40″
Quilt

I’ve always been intrigued with African and aborigine designs and artwork, and this is my interpretation of ethnic women gathering to rejoice over the resurrection of Christ.

Ginny Gifford
21 x 32 inches
Quilt

I am so thankful for the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross to wash away all our sins. The resurrection is the fulfillment of God’s promise. Praise Him.

Lauren Fitterer
Renewing the Face of the Earth
20” x 16”
Watercolor and graphite

As I walk through the hills in early spring I am struck by the new life sprouting from the earth. Green shoots rise up between decaying foliage. The rich colors of decomposition are the background to new life. My piece is an ode to the whispers of resurrection at our feet. The white silhouettes of greenery mark life that will pass through death into spring glory.

Nancy Henderson
Resurrection Joy
12” x 30”
Acrylic on canvas

I painted this to portray the exquisite moment of discovering the risen Christ — either in our lives today, or 2000 years ago at the empty tomb, or in our lives to come. The energy flow might be sheer joy, or awed worship, or God’s Spirit breathing life into us, or our delighted response. I’d like the viewer to interpret this painting as he or she experiences it.

Ross Heil
Resurrection Spirit
12″ x 16″
Acrylic on glass

Spiritual resurrection through the love of the Holy Spirit

Carol Wattles
The Dawn of a New Day
21 x 18 inches
Cotton collage

The Resurrection changed the course of history and our relationship with God.

Ted Arden
The Glory of Easter
8 x 12 inches
Mixed media, photographic oils

The Power of Faith at Easter. The dark clouds roll back revealing the cross of Faith.

Karen Drellich
Their Promise Comes True

This photo was taken during a Clayton garden tour. The other two were taken in Auburn, CA at the studio of Well-known glass artist Rick Nicholson, against whose work they are photographed. The title of the trio is “their promise comes true,” inspired by a song with those lyrics

Karen Drellich
Their Promise Comes True

Karen Drellich
Their Promise Comes True

Jennifer Davidson
8” x 10”
Mixed media

Resurrection promises that neither God’s presence nor life itself will overwhelm us or destroy us. God desires life and love for us – gifts offered in every moment.

Suzun Almquist
White Rose
21 1/2″ x 21 1/2″ framed
Acrylic

The white rose represents purity, innocence, love and new beginnings. It reflects the divine light.