The Paintings in St Stephen’s were painted by Lance Stirling, a member of St Stephen’s Church for more than 30 years.
In relation to his art, he says: “I am fortunate to be able to create paintings based on a subject to which I am completely committed and to know they will have a home where, hopefully they will be appreciated.
He gave up his spirit – John 19:30
Acrylic on board 170 x 145 cm. A depiction of the instant of the the death of Jesus when he bowed his head and gave up his Spirit to his Father in heaven.
As I have loved you – John 13:34
Oil on canvas 170 x 145 cm. Our response to God’s command to Love one another as I have loved you. This is certain evidence of discipleship.
One in Christ – Galatians 3:28
Oil on canvas 170 x 145 cm. Regardless of race, colour or social status, all people are considered to be equal in the eyes of God.
‘He Blessed Them’ – Luke 24:50
Oil on Canvas 170 x 141 cm. On the third day after the crucifixion Jesus stood among them. He led them to Bethany and, lifting his hands, he blessed them.
About the Artist:
Lance studied Graphic Design at RMIT/Painting at National Gallery of Victoria.
Winner of Australian Youth Art prize before ceasing painting in order to pursue a career in Graphic Design.
Art director of several Melbourne and Sydney Advertising Agencies.
Designer of three Australian stamps.
Included in International Who’s Who in Graphic Art – Zurich 1962
Lecturer in Graphic Design RMIT (Melb).
Senior Lecturer RCAE (NSW)
Inducted into â€˜Hall of Fame.
Australian Graphic Design Association 1998
Resumed painting in retirement and, despite a great interest in contemporary expression, chooses a realist approach to Christian subjects (for purposes of clear communication).
Member of Hawthorn Artists Society.
We are thrilled to have these paintings in our church and to be able to reflect on them whenever we gather together for worship.
Please visit us to view Lance’s superb paintings.