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New Release by Simon Dewey - Love’s Pure Light

A gentle portrait of Jesus hanging on a wall above a dining table.

Yes, you read that right. Simon Dewey’s newest painting just dropped--and we’re in love!


Inspired by a personal journey of challenges as well as miracles in his life, “Love’s Pure Light” could not have come at a better time. It is a beautiful portrait of Christ made with gentle textures, soft colors, and calm expression. 


In today’s busy and noisy world of constant notifications, endless entertainment, constant comparisons, violently opposing opinions, and rising reports of fear and mental illness, Simon’s painting spells deep spiritual peace


It focuses our gaze back on Jesus Christ. More specifically, it focuses our attention on the healing, redeeming, and comforting attributes of our Savior, or the Prince of Peace.

Love's Pure Light by Simon Dewey

For example, the pure white of Jesus’ robe signifies cleanliness and holiness. It reminds us that Jesus Christ is the way to the peace and stillness that we all crave. He has shown us the way to live in which we will find the most fulfillment and meaning. It is a higher road, which certainly means it comes with its challenges. However, a worthy life, regardless of external circumstances, brings a quiet mind and a courageous heart.


The calm expression Simon painted on Christ’s face is especially touching. The scriptures teach us that “by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: and he is before all things, and by him all things consist” (Colossians 1:16-17). 


And yet, in Simon’s painting Jesus appears gentle and even approachable. It is a reminder that our God is a just god, but He is a merciful one as well. He wants us to succeed, though He will never force our actions and choices. He has suffered all that we have suffered and knows how to help us find healing, if only we will take His outstretched hand. 


The background of this painting subtly indicates clouds, or the sky. These are common symbols for the heavens. Another reason why we love this painting is because it reminds us of our potential as children of God: to return to and become like our Father in Heaven. 


“Love’s Pure Light” has a lot of Simon Dewey’s characteristic detail and smooth textures. However, unlike paintings you may be more familiar with, such as “Lead, Kindy Light” or “He Lives”, the model for Jesus in this piece was a member of Simon’s family. So you may notice some slight differences. 

Jesus standing on a path with his hand outstretched. In His other hand, He's holding a glowing lamp.

Lead Kindly Light by Simon Dewey

Resurrected Jesus stepping out of the tomb.

He Lives by Simon Dewey

You may also notice that this painting, unlike most in Simon’s gallery, does not have a detailed backdrop. There is no historical or recognizable sense of setting for this portrait, which leaves it open and inviting. It allows us, as the viewers, to think of Christ’s influence in our personal and everyday lives. It’s an artistic choice that gives the painting a timeless feel, applicable to any viewer.


This painting matches well with the upcoming trends in paint colors and simple designs. It’s neutral color scheme makes it easy to match with essentially any room in your home, church, or office space. 


You won’t want to miss this newest addition to Simon Dewey’s prolific and classic art gallery. 


For more art by Simon Dewey, you may also like: Lead, Kindly Light, Amid Encircling Gloom - Art by Simon Dewey


Lead, Kindly Light, Amid Encircling Gloom - Art by Simon Dewey