Bringing Hope; Building Faith
Hi! My name is Gail Ruth Peterson. I hope you feel as warm a welcome here on my site as you would if you came to visit my home and studio, because it's all an extension of my life and passion.
I am a storyteller. Sometimes I tell a story in a painting or sketch, sometimes in the written or spoken word. I tell stories about God--who He says He is, what He does and has done, and all the ways He's shown up in my life and the life of friends and family over the years.
My greatest passion is for all people to experience the relationship He desires each of us to have with Him. The day I came to know my Heavenly Father transformed my life forever. Every gift and talent I have today has been poured out by His love and grace. I believe many are searching for the joy I've come to know, so I share it in every creative way I can.
Through decades of hardships, grief, and brokenness, our Heavenly Father has mended many broken pieces and filled many empty places of my life in miraculous and loving ways. It drives my passion today for others to see the beauty and detail in God's creation through my art. I also hope that you'll find the confidence and joy I found in Him through my books, poetry, and blogs.
" ...He [she] is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers"
Psalm 1:3 NIV
Spark your creativity
& Feed your soul
There's nothing more peaceful than losing yourself in creativity. Whether that be painting, drawing, writing or any other art, it serves everyone in some way.
We were made to worship God and delight Him with our lives. Worship happens through many activities in our lives including expressions of creativity. It is for this reason that I am mindful to bring the focus back to God in all my work. He is after all, the Great Creator and the One who gives us talents. I am living proof that God often empowers us to do things we never thought possible simply because we seek Him.
It is my hope that anyone who admires, is encouraged or inspired by my work, will recognize His power to equip and delight His children with good gifts.
" Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come"
2 Corinthians 5:17 NIV