"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Matt Talbot


A couple of weeks ago I came across some photo transparencies of a few of my earlier "icons". I decided to have a couple of prints made - shown above is a panel I painted depicting the Venerable Matt Talbot.
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15 comments:

  1. Anonymous7:36 AM

    Terry - I like this very much, particularly the image of Our Lady over Blessed Matt's shoulder. He had such a difficult life, and yet from what I read of him, he was so patient with the shortcomings of others. I think you captured him beautifully.

    Easter blessings to you - Susan from Akron

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  2. Beautiful picture, Terry!
    Happy Easter to you.
    Are you going to sell prints?

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  3. David9:30 AM

    BEAUTIFUL. Is this one available a a print or am I misunderstanding your post? I have a ministry with 12 Step Recovery and would LOVE to be able to use something like this. There is a huge need for devotion to a guy like Matt, Terry. You might want to think about printing holy cards with an intercessory prayer on back? Just a thought man.

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  4. Quite beautiful. Your style shows through clearly in these last few images you've been sharing.

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  5. Thanks everyone - I would love to print these, but it is expensive. About 8 years ago I contacted Bridge Building the company which printed some of my other work - but they were not interested in Matt. I called again today and they are still not interested.

    The original is in a private collection and all I have are transparencies and a negative, and one or two prints. My scan here isn't very good.

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  6. Are your work with Bridge Building still available? If so, could I have the titles?

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  7. David - Yes they are. You can find them on their site under my name terrance nelson. I have John XXII, Francis, Claare, Pio, and Our Lady of the Sign - I think that is all.

    Email me you address and I'll make a print of Matt for you.

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  8. I've liked your icons so much! This one in particular.

    I don't know much about Trinty Stores, but I often go to thier website to look at their art. Maybe they would be interested:

    http://www.trinitystores.com/

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  9. David3:42 PM

    Also Bl. Francisco and Jacinta. Terry, you are so blessed with the gift of art. I have told you before that I am artist but my work utterly pales in the presence of yours. I mean that sincerely. I think I might pick up that St. Clare of yours for a neice of mine by the same name. Wish I would have known about it when I stood up as her sponsor!

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  10. Hey, I just blogged about Matt Talbot? Coincidence? Are you stalking me again?

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  11. Cath - I'm right outside your house.

    David - thanks - you are too kind. Send me your address via my email and I'll send you a holy card.

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  12. Terry, Question about your Matt Talbot: did you ever consider painting him holding the chains that he wore?

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  13. I never thought of it - but it isn't a bad idea - perhaps I should do another image of him.

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  14. I came back to see him today---this is my favorite of your paintings!

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