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Biblical Illustrations


For much of my life, I had very little interest in producing biblical art. I thought the old masters had done it all, and quite beautifully. In recent years, though, as I read certain scriptures, these passages would jump off the pages at me, and I could clearly envision what I was reading. These scenes would stay on my mind and I felt moved to visually express them. My hope is that these scenes and their message speak to the viewer through my art beyond my simple illustration.
Nina Drawing


My explanation of Paid in Full:

Although technically this is not a Biblical Illustration, this drawing does illustrate a Biblical principle. That is, Jesus’ sacrificial atonement for our sins did not leave out anything.
Every type of sin – no matter how egregious – was covered by the shedding of His blood.

The question remains: How about you?

Will you surrender your life to Him as your Lord and Savior? By your surrender, you get the whole package – the Paid in Full blood atonement for your sins, past, present and future; adoption into the family of God; a near and dear relationship with God;
plus other Kingdom benefits while you are still on Earth
and access to Heaven at the end of your Earth journey where never-ending joy awaits you!

How about YOU?


Daniel 2

Nebuchadnezzar's Dream

My explanation of Daniel 2:

 An explanation of the picture…I am portraying the exact moment in Nebuchadnezzar’s dream in Daniel chapter 2 when the rock hits the statue and it begins to disintegrate. In the background, the impact begins the dust clouds of buildings that represent a variety of cultures, in past and present kingdoms, that are coming down.

 The statue itself, although representing specific kingdoms throughout the ages, also resembles the image of “Oscar” (minus the sword), the Academy Awards statue awarded to Hollywood’s elite in the entertainment “kingdom” which has corrupted the world with the glorification of sin. All the world systems are being demolished as the Lord’s kingdom is being established.

 I see Nebuchadnezzar’s dream as a simplified overview of the end times. The dreams and visions that Daniel has following that dream are details (if we could understand them) of the end times plus, of course, other scriptures dealing with this topic. I have no idea where we are on the time line. But it is getting bad enough that I can say sincerely, “Come quickly, Lord Jesus.”

Daniel Interprets Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream
(Daniel 2:28-45 New Living Translation)

 “But there is a God in heaven who reveals secrets, and he has shown King Nebuchadnezzar what will happen in the future. Now I will tell you your dream and the visions you saw as you lay on your bed.

 While Your Majesty was sleeping, you dreamed about coming events. The revealer of mysteries has shown you what is going to happen. And it is not because I am wiser than any living person that I know the secret of your dream, but because God wanted you to understand what you were thinking about.

 Your Majesty, in your vision you saw in front of you a huge and powerful statue of a man, shining brilliantly, frightening and awesome. The head of the statue was made of fine gold, its chest and arms were of silver, its belly and thighs were of bronze, its legs were of iron, and its feet were a combination of iron and clay.

 But as you watched, a rock was cut from a mountain by supernatural means. It struck the feet of iron and clay, smashing them to bits. The whole statue collapsed into a heap of iron, clay, bronze, silver, and gold. The pieces were crushed as small as chaff on a threshing floor, and the wind blew them all away without a trace. But the rock that knocked the statue down became a great mountain that covered the whole earth. That was the dream; now I will tell Your Majesty what it means.

 Your Majesty, you are a king over many kings. The God of heaven has given you sovereignty, power, strength, and honor. He has made you the ruler over all the inhabited world and has put even the animals and birds under your control. You are the head of gold. But after your kingdom comes to an end, another great kingdom, inferior to yours, will rise to take your place. After that kingdom has fallen, yet a third great kingdom, represented by the bronze belly and thighs, will rise to rule the world.

 Following that kingdom, there will be a fourth great kingdom, as strong as iron. That kingdom will smash and crush all previous empires, just as iron smashes and crushes everything it strikes. The feet and toes you saw that were a combination of iron and clay show that this kingdom will be divided. Some parts of it will be as strong as iron, and others as weak as clay. This mixture of iron and clay also shows that these kingdoms will try to strengthen themselves by forming alliances with each other through intermarriage. But this will not succeed, just as iron and clay do not mix.

 During the reigns of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed; no one will ever conquer it. It will shatter all these kingdoms into nothingness, but it will stand forever. That is the meaning of the rock cut from the mountain by supernatural means, crushing to dust the statue of iron, bronze, clay, silver, and gold. "The great God has shown Your Majesty what will happen in the future. The dream is true, and its meaning is certain."

THE TREE OF LIFE – Genesis 2

19” X 27”

Prismacolor Pencil

Genesis 2

THE TREE OF LIFE – Genesis 2

In the Garden of Eden, the Tree of Life is within reach, but the fruit on the tree of the knowledge of good and evil seems more enticing. To decide for ourselves what is good and what is evil rather than yielding such questions to our Creator – isn’t that what tempts us daily?


Enter the serpent. Satan entices us humans, but from the beginning of time, he really has aimed his ultimate malice to wound, if not to overthrow, the Lamb of God.

Genesis 2:8-9

 The Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden, and there He put the man whom He had formed. And out of the ground the Lord God made every tree grow that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

Lamb and serpent

ON THE ISLAND OF PATMOS – Revelation 1:10-16

18” X 24”

Prismacolor Pencil

On the Island of Patmos

ON THE ISLAND OF PATMOS – Revelation 1:10-16

    As Jesus walked among the golden lamp stands that represent seven churches, he approached John with grace and love. Jesus praised two of these churches, reproving the other five. Even so, I see in his appearing and in his warnings, one who loves us unreservedly. He corrects us to rescue us from our folly. I envision his nearness and beauty – this awesome, loving Creator who makes himself known to us.

Revelation 1:10-16

I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and I heard behind me a loud voice like the sound of a trumpet, saying, "Write in a book what you see, and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus and to Smyrna and to Pergamum and to Thyatira and to Sardis and to Philadelphia and to Laodicea."

  And I turned to see the voice that was speaking with me. And having turned I saw seven golden lampstands; and in the middle of the lampstands one like a son of man, clothed in a robe reaching to the feet, and girded across His breast with a golden girdle.

 And His head and His hair were white like white wool, like snow; and His eyes were like a flame of fire; and His feet were like burnished bronze, when it has been caused to glow in a furnace, and His voice was like the sound of many waters.

 And in His right hand He held seven stars; and out of His mouth came a sharp two-edged sword; and His face was like the sun shining in its strength.

Closeup of Jesus

WAR IN HEAVEN – Revelation 12
18” X 24”
Prismacolor Pencil

War in Heaven

WAR IN HEAVEN – Revelation 12

This painting portrays a series of events described throughout chapter 12 of Revelation. Michael and his angels have overcome the fiery dragon, called the devil and Satan, along with his angels and have cast them out of Heaven to the Earth. The dragon with seven crowned heads and ten horns desires to devour the Man-Child as soon as he is born, but the woman is given two wings of a great eagle and she escapes. In a final effort, the dragon spews a flood of water out of his mouth to sweep her away. Again he fails.

The conflict continues today as the enraged dragon proceeds to make war with us, the rest of her offspring. So now, we are embroiled in a desperate battle – a battle for our souls. That same dragon, who Michael and his angels have cast out of heaven, desires to devour us. But he will not prevail! We have the promise that the God of peace will soon crush Satan under our feet. (Rom. 16:20) and eventually Satan will be cast into the lake of fire forever (Rev. 20:10).

Revelation 12

And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars; and she was with child; and she cried out, being in labor and in pain to give birth. And another sign appeared in heaven: and behold, a great red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads were seven diadems...And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that…he might devour her child. (vs. 1-4)

 And there was war in heaven, Michael and his angels waging war with the dragon... And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him. (vs. 7-9)

 And when the dragon saw that he was thrown down to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male child. And the two wings of the great eagle were given to the woman, in order that she might fly into the wilderness …from the presence of the serpent. And the serpent poured water like a river out of his mouth after the woman, so that he might cause her to be swept away with the flood...And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and went off to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Jesus. (vs. 13-17)

The Dragon

HE WILL WIPE AWAY EVERY TEAR – Revelation 21:1-4
18” X 23”
Acrylic And Prismacolor Pencil
He Will Wipe Away Every Tear

HE WILL WIPE AWAY EVERY TEAR – Revelation 21:1-4

The holy city, the new Jerusalem, comes down out of Heaven and the proclamation sounds: “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men…And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there will be no more death, sorrow, crying, or pain for the former things have passed away.”

What a glorious day that will be. In this semi-abstract, I have portrayed the joyful gathering of Jesus with his beloved. Included among those depicted in the assembly is my granddaughter who died in infancy and my mother. We all will be rejoicing in his presence sooner than we think.

Revelation 21:1-4

And I saw a new heaven and a new earth for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband.

And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, "Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He shall dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be among them, and He shall wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there shall no longer be any death; there shall no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.

Jesus wipes away every tear

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