the Word of God...to
some this is a dream, but for Ain Vares it's a reality.
It's a mission. We interviewed
this talented and humble servant of God and enjoyed
the young Christian painter from Estonia
Finland). In Ain's own words...
pictures convey the message of God's endless
love for all mankind and His desire to deliver
us from all bondage, to save us from this perishing
world if we only let Him come into our lives."
Todd: Thanks so much for taking
time to answer a few questions. Your work really
does convey the Word of God in a thought provoking
way. Did your love for art start at an early
interest for art started early in my childhood,
from the time my father took me to an art club
with him, which he himself was the teacher of.
Children often take interest in their surroundings
and when there is someone constantly painting
in your house, it rubs of on you. Going to an
art school was a natural flow of things, although
I had two choices: art or sports. I chose art.
Well we're glad you chose art! What was the turning
point that launched your career as a Christian
turning point for my career as an artist was
the day I received Jesus as my Lord and Saviour.
I used to paint landscapes and portraits, but
was always searching for my own style and wanted
to offer more then merely something outwards.
On the day I was born again, I knew that I
was to paint the Word of God.
Tell us a bit about your career as a graphic
designer. What's it like on an average day
have a small one-man design
company and I also work part-time
in a print shop as a computer
designer. At the moment this
is what my regular day looks
noon I work at home, then I
go to the print shop for few
and in the evenings I work
at home again. In the middle
all this I try to find some
time to paint.
you are a busy man. Your
paintings compel the viewer
to think about the Lord.
How does it come to you?
Do you take a verse of scripture
and then try to put it on
the canvas or pray and the
Spirit leads you in painting
ideas usually come when
I read my Bible or some
other Christian literature.
When I read the scripture,
I get an image of it and
then pray about painting
it on the canvas.
from reading your guest book on your website,
many people are truly inspired by your
artwork. But what inspires you to create
these awesome expressions of faith?
has put it in my heart
to do this. Only when
I paint do I get the
full satisfaction of
work. Sometimes when
I run into to times
I am inspired to continue
my work by all those
notes from the guest
book and letters from
the people from my web
wonderful when Believers encourage each other!
So what are your hopes for this amazing art that
Lord has created through you, His chosen instrument?
desire is that
this work would
pay off. That
all those paintings
lives and hearts.
I want to offer
than just merely
art. I believe
can turn to
as well as
a sermon. My
they are Ain. What are some of your personal
favourite paintings (sermons) that you have done
the best. “Jesus
sure they are! What is your preferred medium?
Oils, pastels, acrylics?
like all of the above and my desire is
to try using new techniques more and more.
I believe I will be able to do that more
in the future.
figures in your art are unlike any out there.
Faceless, yet so easy to relate to. How did you
develop this style, and why no eyes, nose, mouth,
haven’t worked that hard on developing
my style, but it was clear from the first
moment I started painting for God. I
have never seen Jesus face to face, and
those different concepts of Jesus probably
don’t picture Him as He truly is.
When there are no faces, there are no
for argument on likeness or personal
and the main emphasis goes on the message
of the painting. And this is the most
Ain, your artwork is a gift from God.
work is truly a testimony to believers
and a sermon to non-believers. Anything
you'd like to say to the readers of this
Thank the Academy?
Master has given his servants talents,
and my wish is to multiply mine. We all
have been given a talent; start using
yours and God will direct you.
Thank you for talking with us and giving
insight into your world. May the Lord
continue to bless you! We look forward
to your next project.
you! Several new ideas are on paper already
and are waiting to be painted. I just
find some more time and opportunities to
concentrate on painting, so all prayers
are welcomed. I believe that one of these
days I will be able to be a fulltime artist.
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