Tearfund Charity Art Auction. I created this abstract angel art painting live on film for Tearfund, for their Easter video. The creative brief was from "Darkness into Light”. This painting is available to buy by email bid by silent auction. The highest bid above a reserve price will get the painting. All auction proceeds will go to Tearfund, a Christian charity working to end extreme poverty in the world's poorest countries. Tearfund is determined to see an end to extreme poverty and injustice. I believe in both prayer and action and my call to action was to donate my time to create this and hopefully raise as much money as possible for the charity. To make a bid please contact me and email your highest offer. Listen now to find out more: Radio Maria England interview. Abstract Angel Art. Radio Maria Q&A. Radio Maria Questions: Friday 27 May 2022 at 9am (preparation notes) How does an interior artist find her way into becoming a "Christian Artist"? I have always been very intuitive. After a mix of challenging life circumstances including bereavement and subsequent mental health issues, I began meditation and reading about positive thinking, yoga, new age healing as well as other religions. I even studied at the college of psychic studies to try to find out why I could sense things and draw intuitively. In short, I was on a Greek island and found a sense of peace in the orthodox church buildings and services. I took the light in my heart one Easter as I forgot my lantern! They bring the light from the Jerusalem service to Athens and then out to the islands. A beautiful service. Subsequently I was baptised Anglican in my local church in the UK. You describe your art as finding the "positivity within" and some of your abstract art is based on scripture. Can you share your approach? Has it changed since you've become a Christian? Yes, it was an adventure…I paint in the same way, by just letting go and thinking of nothing… then a scripture or name or Bible verse pops in my head All of my titles are inclusive… they have both a worldly and a scriptural meaning. The last work of art a night sky painting was based on the Lord’s prayer “Our father”. I was shy to tell the client the real title as I did not want to appear overzealous with my faith and he said to me… I don’t know why but that star in the top left corner reminds me of my dad. I then asked if his father was still with us on earth. His reply was that his father had passed away but he was a Christian so there was a message and sharing for us both. What's it like having your faith as such an important part of your art? Are their prejudices? Have you found a Christian Artist community? It has given me purpose and joy. Thanks to God and to my friends who helped or prayed for me during challenging times. I even have a painting “faith can move mountains” about a social movement to help the youth of this country, you can find out more trueheartsunite.co.uk I look for the Christ in everyone so tend to live in my own bubble rather than a Christian arts community. However, I have bought the domain true art and may create a platform to encourage. In the meantime, you can read more of these stories on my blog and hope section on my website sarasherwood.co.uk Prejudices, maybe I don’t know…Jesus died for us so I focus on Him. Your "longing for mission" has lead you to Tearfund - what is Tearfund? Tearfund, a Christian charity working to end extreme poverty in the world's poorest countries. I chose to support Tearfund because it saddens me to see hungry children How has Tearfund's mission inspired your art? Tearfund asked me to create a painting, for their Easter video. The creative brief was from "Darkness into Light”. I believe in both prayer and action and my call to action was to donate my time to create this and I hope to raise money for Tearfund by silent auction. Key details I’m an artist and I’m holding a silent auction of one of my paintings. I created the painting live on film for Tearfund, for their Easter video. The creative brief was from "Darkness into Light”. The auction proceeds will go to Tearfund, a Christian charity working to end extreme poverty in the world's poorest countries. You can see the painting on my website in the video and blog sections. The website is www.sarasherwood.co.uk. Bids can be sent to me via my website sarasherwood.co.uk “contact” page or any of my social media: insta or facebook….under Sara Sherwood art. The silent auction is an auction where bids are sent to me by email or social media channels and the highest bid gets the art. All the proceeds go directly to Tearfund and I give the art to the highest bidder. The final day for bids - just contact me to see if the painting has sold. I was delighted to work on this project as it touched my heart combining prayer, painting and action to help others. Tearfunds Gideon Heugh and filmmaker Joseph Cobb have inspired me to continue with my poetry and I am in the process of producing videos to explain the scripture and meanings behind my art to inspire others. Thanks be to God. You can see more by following my on my social media Sara Sherwood art and website www.sarasherwood.co.uk I believe in both prayer and action and my call to action was to donate my time to create this and I hope to raise money for Tearfund by silent auction. I passionately believe no one should be living in poverty, to be the light in this world, we have to love our neighbour as ourselves. Painting is my voice and I’m delighted to speak up for the poor. I’ve created something tangible that can then be sold for gold. I chose to support Tearfund because it saddens me to see hungry children and I know they work to end extreme poverty around the world. Any advice you would give to other Christian Artists? Pray, use your gifts and talents for good. Enjoy your art and share it. Life is a rainbow so colour it in when you can. Any advice you have for young artists in general? Just paint. We have a choice to be positive or negative so let’s inspire and uplift. Let’s create joy and be kind to each other in the process.