The series of paintings and Bible Scriptures in this book visually describe some of the darkest days of my life. It is a personal journey of the struggles and challenges that many people in all parts of the world encounter, with emotional pain from shattered relationships and adversities in life. Each of the images was inspired from a painting experience in Monet's Garden, Giverny, France, and then returning home to brokenness. I came to realize through the depths of emotional pain and despair that only God could transform my life to make it beautiful again. My hope and prayer is that this book will bring healing and restoration to whatever you or your loved ones may be facing in life. May you find joy, comfort, and peace through each of these heartfelt images with accompanied biblical verses.
Mary Sorrells has had a passion for art all of her life. She is a professional artist and art educator who paints from the heart in an impressionistic style. Mary has taught and inspired children to paint for over twenty-five years. She has been recognized with national and state grants, including the Lilly Teacher Creativity Fellowship Award. In 2012, Mary was named Outstanding Elementary Art Educator of the Year for the state of Indiana. She earned BA and MA degrees from Ball State University and has completed professional development in Italy, Mexico, and France. Mary's fine art has received recognition including third place in The Feta de la Peinture in Giverny, France, followed by an exhibit there. She currently resides in Brookville, Indiana.