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  • Writer's pictureR. Scott Colglazier

From the Studio . . . R. Scott Colglazier

For most of my adult life I used the language of theology to speak about spiritual consciousness. I was happy to do it. That said, there is a limit to theological language, and frankly, it’s becoming less and less meaningful in our post-Christian culture.

I have now opened a new – and long overdue – chapter in my life, focusing all my attention and energy on the world of art. I paint every morning these days because it makes me happy. I think of color and texture and design. I imagine, create, and then do it again and again and again.

It gives me pleasure when people ask, “What do you do?”

My answer is simple. “I’m an artist.”

It takes a lot of nerve to stand up and preach a sermon or sing a solo or write a book or act in a play. Art demands courage. Art demands heart. It also takes a lot of heart for an artist to share a painting with others. That’s exactly what I’m doing today.

A couple of thoughts at the beginning of this new chapter . . .

~ You are under no obligation to like, dislike or comment about any of my art. I paint because I love it. I share it because, if it makes me happy and stimulates my consciousness, then it might do the same for you.

~ I don’t really paint “pretty pictures.” (No barns or bridges from me. Sorry.) I’m a child of modernism. Modern consciousness shaped me as a child and continues to speak to my soul. If it’s not your cup of tea, I get it.

~ From time to time I write about what a certain work means to me, but more often than not the meaning is at an unconscious level. One of the things I grew to detest about being a clergyperson was the need to explain things to people.

~ Sign up for my blog today. Send it along to others and encourage them to sign up. Help me to get the word out. I think you’ll enjoy it as it develops in the upcoming months.

~ If you would like to purchase one of my paintings, just send me an email. I’ll be happy to talk to you about cost and also the story behind the painting. All my work is reasonably priced. I believe everyone should be able to have an original work of art in his or her home.

~ Finally, check back to my website regularly. I plan to keep it up to date and fresh with new blogs and new works of art.

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