Size: 30"W x 40"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2014
Ready to Hang
All of my work is motivated by the spirit realm. I use various subject matter, color, shape and form to put onto the canvas what I am sensing and feeling. The themes I explore in my paintings are about goodness, light, hope, strength, forgiveness, power, wholeness, belonging, healing and redemption.
I saw a picture of a ferocious lion roaring. It’s gaze, intimidating.
Lions are powerful and they quickly defend and identify their territory with a loud roar if a challenger approaches. The Lord loves all mankind. They are all His. If a certain territory has been overtaken by the enemy, the Lord is there to roar loudly to defend what is rightfully His. His roar is a jealous roar.
Nathan Rhoads is an artist working in Portland, Oregon. He earned his BFA in 1998 from Point Loma Nazarene University. His primary medium of choice is oil. Nathan's work ranges from abstract to representational. He is a live painter, creating beautiful works of art on the spot at events. He takes on a lot of commissioned projects too, and lately, has been painting beautiful pet portraits. The spirit realm is his muse. Most of his work deals with the spirit realm whether it be representational or abstract in nature. When not painting, he spends time with his 2 boys and dog exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest. His favorite art quote is from Chuck Close: "Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work."