Christian Art Collection

The Christian Art Collection comprises paintings of a religious theme. God is very important to me and is a huge part of my life. I am very grateful to Him for my gift of oil painting and everything else He does for me. Through my paintings, it is my desire to communicate all the wonder and majesty of the great I AM. I attempt to achieve this through a painting technique called “realism”.

Realism in art is a style of painting which depicts the subject matter as it actually appears in real life. There is no attempt to artistically stylize or distort the subject matter in any way. Instead I spend a fair amount of time and effort paying attention to detail and creating an accurate depiction of life forms and objects, perspective creating the illusion of reality, good composition, lights and darks, and color and tone. However, I stop short of my paintings looking like a photo, but rather prefer to communicate a Christian message by representing God’s handiwork in nature through realism.

Auvers, France church paintingVan Gogh’s Church at Auvers, France
Landscape by Teresa Bernard
20″ x 24″
Oils on gallery wrap stretched canvas


Vincent van Gogh is one of my favorite artists. I find his life and paintings to be so interesting. During his life he painted many works of art people aren’t even aware of. The painting he did of this church is one of his better known paintings.

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sunset oil paintingCalvary at Sunset
Landscape by Teresa Bernard
20″ x 16″
Oils on stretched canvas


Scripture tells us the body of Jesus was taken down from the cross just before sunset on Good Friday, also referred to as Holy Friday.

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religious still lifeThe Communion Table
Still Life by Teresa Bernard
14″ x 11″
Oils on stretched canvas


This oil painting depicts The Lord’s Supper a ritual instituted by Jesus the night of Passover observance.

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The Communion Table

religious still life painting

© Copyright 2004 – Present

Size: 14″ x 11″
Support: Stretched canvas
Description: A traditional still life painting with bread and wine. Religious elements are also present giving it a spiritual essence.

Artist Comments: This is a typical still life painting of bread, grapes and wine,  elements often used by artists when painting a communion still life. However, I added a few more elements to my rendition, a candle representing Jesus Christ the light of the world, and The Holy Bible the Word of God.

God is a very big part of my life. I felt inspired to do some paintings which contain an inspirational message and this painting is one of those. It depicts the bread and wine of communion and has special meaning to me.

This piece of wall art is part of a series of paintings called the Christian Art Series.

Note: This painting is owned by a private art collector in Singapore.

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Van Gogh’s Church at Auvers, France

gothic church painting

© Copyright 2011 – Present

Size: 20″ x 24″
Support: Gallery wrap stretched canvas
Description: A depiction of the village church in Auvers, France made famous by a Dutch post-impressionist painter named of Vincent van Gogh. This painting will not need a frame as the image extends around the edges of the canvas support.

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Artist Comments: This gothic church was originally painted and made famous by Dutch post-impressionist artist Vincent van Gogh in June 1890. Van Gogh’s church is located in Auvers, France. I wanted to do my own rendition of this lovely church and the results of that desire are what you see here. You can find out more about Van Gogh’s painting of this church on Wikipedia: The Church at Auvers.

Although our styles are vastly different, Van Gogh is a favorite painter of mine. I love much of his work, from that vase of sunflowers to this old church in the village where he lived before his death. Many of his oil paintings were characterized by bold, dramatic colors emphasized by impulsive and expressive brushwork. He painted landscapes, still lifes, portraits and self-portraits.

According to Wikipedia, Van Gogh is considered among the “most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art.”  He painted around 860 oil paintings and many of these were painted during the last two years of his life. He died at age 37 by a self inflicted wound. You can read more about Van Gogh here.

This canvas art is part of a series of paintings called the Christian Art Series.

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Sea of Galilee at Capernaum

Sea of Galilee Holy Lands painting

© Copyright 2005 – Present

Size: 20″ x 16″
Support: Stretched canvas
Description: A rendition of modern day Sea of Galilee at the shores of Capernaum. This painting comes in a complimentary frame and arrives at your door ready to hang on the wall.

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Artist Comments: The Sea of Galilee a large freshwater lake located in northeast Israel, between the Golan Heights and the Galilee region. The Jordan River is its main source of water. The lake is approximately 13 miles long and 8 miles wide.

This painting is of the famous Bible place was inspired by my love of God’s word and readings about Jesus in the Bible. I love Israel because God’s chosen people live there. I have never visited Israel, however, I would love to go there someday. The painting was composed from a photo in the “Pictorial Library of Bible Lands”. The photographer, Todd Bolen, graciously gave me permission to use his photos for any of my Bible land paintings.

According to Matthew 4:13-22, this historic biblical location is where Jesus began His ministry and called His first disciples. This passage tells us Jesus left Nazareth and went to Capernaum. While walking along the banks of the Sea of Galilee Jesus called the first four of His disciples Simon called Peter, Andrew, James and John.

Other scripture references about Capernaum: Matthew 8:5, 11:23, 17:24; Mark 1:21, 2:1, 9:33; Luke 4:23, 4:31, 7:1, 10:15; John 2:12, 4:46, 6:17, 6:24, 6:59. You can easily look up these scriptures here.

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This painting is part of the Bible Lands Series.

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