These fourteen paintings of Jesus hang in the church building of Saint Catherine of Siena in West Simsbury, Conn. They were commissioned by Father Michael Whyte, and represent the core of the Catholic Faith. Select an image to see available print options. 10% off when you purchase all 14. Or contact me to commission a painting of Jesus.
These paintings of Jesus are available as fine art prints on paper, canvas or metal.
Father Michael Whyte commissioned a modern rendering of the Stations that would complement the church’s minimal aesthetic, yet embody the passion of Christ’s final journey. After several sketches and studies, we agreed on a vision. The result is a series that tells a story with intensely rendered figures and dramatic lighting. I worked through the winter of 2016-2017 on the 14 canvases and just before Holy Week, the paintings were installed.
Each composition had to stand on its own, as well as anchor its unique chapter of a story that is so integral to the Catholic faith. Models posed as Jesus, Mary and Veronica. My Jesus model wore a wig and a "crown of thorns" that I wove from a vine from the plastic flower department of Michaels. I fashioned a small replica of the cross.
The 24"x36" acrylic paintings are done on unframed, gallery wrapped canvas. I gilded the edges of the canvases with a hand-made stencil of a lily - a symbolic connection to the lily of Saint Catherine, and a representation of the resurrection of Jesus.
These paintings are also available for licensing. Please contact Holly to discuss licensing options.