Uplifting paintings by Niagara Falls Christian artist Melani Pyke
The Lamb and the Spirit
Stunning painting of a lamb sleeping next to a cross, surrounded by a night sky resembling fire. A white dove sits on the cross and is surrounded by dove shapes echoing up into the sky. This piece has particular symbolic meaning for Christians, where the lamb represents Jesus Christ who sacrificed his life on the cross for our salvation, and the Holy Spirit is represented by the dove and fire, which are seen raining down onto the earth below.
Sea of All
Using water and hands as metaphor, this painting symbolizes hope for humanity. Anyone can do a simple act of sharing and make a positive impact on the world. Although the sea of need may seem endless, with faith and love one can make a difference. This 18x24" painting was created for the Water for Life International Art Exhibition at the Mayan Museum in Cancun, Mexico, March-April 2022.
This piece was created for the Water for Life International Art Exhibition taking place at the Mayan Museum in Cancun Mexico, March-April 2022. Given the theme of protecting and improving global water resources, I used hands to symbolize the control we have over preserving or destroying nature. With neglect, things around us crack and break down, but with care and cooperation we can bring about positive change.
Restoring the Parched
A pair of hands pointing upwards in a gesture of prayer emerges from desert sand. The wrists are cracked and dry, but as the hands come together there is blue, life-giving water extending to the substance of the hands themselves. Golden light from above represents God's presence as we seek him.
Together In Prayer
This painting shows sets of hands grasped together in gestures of prayer, with the arms overlapping in a plaid-like crisscrossing formation. Above the hands a burst in the sky not a realistic cloud formation as seen in nature but bursts of bright colour and movement indicating spiritual breakthrough, the Holy Spirit’s presence. "For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” (Matthew 18:20)