Thursday, December 17, 2015

Artist J. Kirk Richards illustrates New Testament stories

By Megan Marsden Christensen
J. Kirk Richards oil painting, "Cristo CCCXL (Crown of Thorns)." (Photo: J. Kirk Richard)
UTAH---J. Kirk Richards has been interested in art for as long as he can remember. Richards has been inspired by art created in a wide variety of time periods and movements, like prehistoric art and postmodernism. "I wanted to make sacred art that acknowledged and was inspired by the aesthetic of all of these art periods," Richards said. Richards largely creates art with Judeo-Christian themes; some of it depicting scripture stories from the New Testament. [link]

J. Kirk Richards' oil painting, "Jonah and the Big Fish." (Photo: J. Kirk Richards)