Why Do I Make Art?

Teach me, Lord, what you want me to do, and I will obey you faithfully; teach me to serve you with complete devotion. (Psalms 86:11 GNT)

So, why do I make art? Art, for me, is not just a hobby or a job. It is part of who I am. I have to make art for my own well-being – was created to be creative. I also make art to bless others, mostly by painting, for free, for people while sat at a local coffee shop called Pistachios.

Art – performing arts, visual art, music, and creative writing – connects us in a powerful way. It’s true that art, any art, is subjective. Not everyone will like every form or expression of art. That’s also true for my art. Not everyone will connect with it, and that’s OK.

If you do connect with my art, what is it that you like? How does it make you feel? Does it remind you of something or someone?

I have faith that God has blessed me the gift of visual arts. So, on that basis I’d like to bless others by sharing my art with the world.

As a prophetic/faith-based artist, I believe that my main purpose in life is to : reveal God’s presence, give glory to God, reveal God’s love to everyone, for the use of healing and awakening, and as a blessing to others. When painting my mental health awareness pieces and prophetic art pieces I see it as a powerful tool, used by God, to help pull down strongholds, break chains, and allow Gods light to shine in the darkness. Art has the power to connect us with our creator. That’s why I paint a lot of paintings based on His creation – landscapes, seascapes, animals (sky, land, and sea), and people.

Here are some examples of my work, in the 6 different collections related to why I make art:

  • Mental Health Well-being
  • Art to bless others
  • Animals and Landscapes
  • Faith Based Art

I hope you have enjoyed a glimpse into ‘why do I make art’, and also what I make. For more information about me, click here to read my artist bio: https://hannahkirkartist.com/artist-in-berkshire-about/

If you have any further questions please drop a comment below.

Bye for now.

Take care, Hannah

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