About Wendy L. Wolf
“There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.” ~Francis Bacon, 1561-1526
A Unique Perspective
A self taught artist, with a professional career spanning over two decades, Wendy has explored many facets of freelance artwork. Beginning her career as a muralist, she expanded her artistic offerings to include faux finishing, pet portraiture, original paintings, licensed original works, and eventually developed her own unique genre of “storypainting”.
Designed to convey a story, Wendyʼs storypaintings follow in the tradition of oral storytelling, but add to the practice with a beautiful visual prompt. Incorporating hidden pictures, and often symbolism, Wendyʼs storypaintings help to tell a story in a beautiful, visually cohesive way.
Wendy L. Wolf, artist and storypainter, was born in 1964 and spent her early years in the beautiful woods and hills of Venango County, PA.
Her rural surroundings fostered an appreciation for the beauty of nature and a love of reading fueled her imagination.
1 Corinthians 12 :27-31 – How Beautiful is God’s Diversity?
Reading this scripture is telling. It says… each of us are “individually” important to the body of Christ as a “whole”. We all have diverse gifts and talents, which when used as God purposes, contribute to the general welfare of the body. Some gifts and graces are highly visible, some not so, but each is important in the body of Christ. How cool is that?
As to myself and my Biblical Storypaintings…
I am not a preacher, I am not a teacher, I am an artist. I might simply consider myself to be a type of Biblical translator. I read The Book and translate it into a unique visual form. This form crosses the barriers of language with the use of symbolism.
My Biblical Storypaintings are designed to encourage dialogue, they are The Bible’s stories in a “readable” image. Although they can be simply viewed as a pretty piece of art, they are actually the Bible in a visual form; they can go where the Bible can’t.
Along the way to completion of each painting, I will say, I am learning a lot. I try to share a bit of that in the narrations which accompany the images. Hidden pictures are something I always enjoy adding to my artwork, and they are placed within each piece to elaborate on the narration. They certainly aren’t your traditional-looking Christian art, but then I’m probably not what one would consider traditional in my path, why would my gifting be?
Each of us is a cracked pot, imperfect, flawed, but that is just how our perfect God designed us. You know, His light can shine real bright through those cracks.
“Painting is just another way of keeping a diary . . . “
~ Pablo Picasso 1881-1973
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