I wasn't sure
what I'd name this painting until I
painted a family into the picture. I
was wanting to depict a "heavenly light"
in this painting, causing what would
feel like a very cold world to glow with
radiant light. Then I found a photo of
our friends, the Kneips, that I took
many years ago, and the meaning became
clear - the Light we long to see is the
joy on the face of those looking at us.
This truly is "Heavenly light" as it is
a reflection of God's delight in us and
as it is what is intended for each soul
to experience. Lost in a cold and self
centered world, we have the privilege
of reflecting and reintroducing it to
those around us.
~ Mark Keathley