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Biblical Scenes: Spiritual Art by Denise Gracias

A painting of a shephard walking in the desertSeek the Lord While he May be Found, acrylic

Denise Gracias is a visual artist from Toronto. In her practice, Denise paints and draws biblical scenes, expressing her Catholic faith through serene landscapes, figurative paintings, and occasional forays into abstracted or metaphorical imagery.

A painting of a curving body of water next to grassHe Leads Me to Still Waters, acrylic


I really enjoy the works in Denise’s Spiritual Landscapes gallery. The works in this gallery offer both close-up and wide-view perspectives on landscapes in Canada, Spain, and Italy. The artist has a great eye for colour, especially blues and greens, which she layers on in smooth, saturated planes. Bodies of water and expanses of clear sky take on a similar, almost electric hue.

The front page of Denise Gracia's spiritual art portolio


Denise’s figurative paintings demonstrate a similar sense of appreciation for the act of painting and a reverence for the subject matter. The artist’s Spiritual Still Life images, especially the floral paintings, take a dramatic visual approach, presenting solitary blooms on dark backgrounds.

A painting of a white flower on a black backgroundEmbrace the Day, acrylic

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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. She is a recent graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, where she studied Critical and Cultural Practices. She is passionate about talking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In her studio practice she is a painter, but she considers herself an art writer and educator foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises

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