by Mark Keathley
New Release by Mark Keathley
Available in 12x24, 18x36, 24x48, and 36x72
Artist Notes:

Every time I visit Gatlinburg, my all-time favorite spot to meander around it is a quaint little spot called “The Village”! It is like stepping back in time and experiencing a moment in history when life was filled with personal encounters with shop owners and friends, cool evening air and favorite experiences. The Village was dreamed into existence in 1965 at the beginning of America’s Road trip vacation experiences across our great land by a couple of local families. It almost became a Holiday Inn, at one time, but instead, they hoped they could create an experience that would draw people in and off the busy Parkway to unique shops such as the Donut Friar and other fabulous enterprises and beautiful European style architecture. This they did! As you enter the brick entrance gate from the Parkway one steps back in time to brick paved courtyards, fountains, shade trees and building styles reminiscent of the old world. Here, it seems to be OK to be a kid again and indulge our “vacation selves” with delightful sights and wonderful tastes.  

After painting this scene and posting it on Facebook, I heard from dozens of folks that said “I sat in that very spot in 1969 or in 1972 with my mom and dad and ate at the Donut Friar and had cotton candy and other memorable experiences. I realized that I was bringing into focus fond memories long forgotten.  I hope this scene is one from your memory which brings about the feeling of yesteryear nostalgia, great family memories, and a sense of “I want to sit a while and take it all in” here on this beautiful “Village Evening.“

~ Mark Keathley
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by Abraham Hunter
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Available in 18x24, 25.5x34, 30x40, and 36x48
Artist Notes:

When I set about to paint this piece, I kept asking myself what it would be like to be in the tomb that morning? To feel the cold hard stone, the foreboding of deaths sting, and the deep darkness that surrounds you in the cave. It would be more than enough to engulf you with the despair and grief that Christ’s disciples felt after His death and burial. Life without Him is just too dark, unforgiving, empty, and difficult to bear. 

In this painting, I didn’t want to only show the light and power of Jesus resurrection… I wanted you to participate in His death and victory over death. When I look into this painting, I feel like Jesus is calling me out of the darkness of death in the tomb, and into His glorious light! Through His power, I can go step forth from the void and join Him in the abundance and life that we find as we draw nearer to His light! 

In John 11:25, Jesus told Martha these words to comfort her after the loss of her brother Lazarus. He said, “I AM the resurrection and the life; he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.”

I hope this painting inspires you to believe in Him, and live the life that He is giving to you. 

~ Abraham Hunter
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by Abraham Hunter
New Release by Abraham Hunter
Available in 18x24
Artist Notes:

Whenever I painted this painting, I was thinking about the special relationship people share with our Savior. Like delicate lambs exploring the grassy fields of the Earth, humans face many uncertainties, challenges, and temptations in life. Like the little lambs, we sometimes can be led astray by these things, and no one else can lead us back on the right path beside our Savior, who keeps us in His loving and caring embrace. He is our shepherd, and if we listen to his callings and come to Him, he will keep us forever safe and loved.

In this painting, I imagined the tender moment shared between the Good Shepherd and a lamb who lost his way. It makes me warm and fuzzy inside to think of Christ holding me close just like this little lamb! 

~ Abraham Hunter

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