It seems always at this time of year that the paintings which come to me are about Easter. Starting early in spring, my mind becomes flooded with images of women carrying flowers to church and thoughts of Easter...
In this painting, The Angel of Resurrection holds 12 calla lilies, one to remember each of the 12 apostles (St. Peter, St. James (son of Zebedee), St. John (son of Zebedee), St. Andrew, St. Philip, St. Bartholomew, St. Mathew, St. Thomas, St. James the Less (son of Alphaeus), St. Jude, St. Simon (the Zealot), and St. Mathias (who replaced Judas Iscariot).
I hope this painting brings you a few moments of joy and serves as a reminder of that day when the angel rolled away the stone and declared "He is risen!"
Seen above and on front-page mastheads: The Angel Of Resurrection by Jan Oliver.
Words above by Jan Oliver.