We continue to pray for Ukraine and world peace.
The painting above is by a Ukrainian Contemporary artist, Olesya Hudyma and is titled ‘Woman with Dove Angel of Peace’. It is available to download digitally to help fund her work in Ukraine. It has been painted as a prayer in this time of warfare in her country.
She began painting in 2007 and she is self taught
Speaking about her artworks, she says that they have an emotionally evocative style of painting which is characterized by an opulent colour palette and the texture of her work.
“All the paintings are imbued with emotions and special images, outlined by quick brushstrokes. According to the topics, the paintings are systematized in series: «Sleepwalker», «Steps», «Angels of Peace for Ukraine», «Ukrainian Madonna», «Flowers» that are combined in different artistic ways : abstract art, expressionism, symbolism, magic realism and contemporary postmodernism. “
She also says of her work; “I love that state of clarity which is like a prayer. All the noise, emotions, and thoughts calm down and I melt into the world full of colours and fantastic flowers.”
Her artworks are in private collections in Ukraine, United States, Canada, Armenia, England, France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Poland.
In August 2018 Ukrainian Postal Service issued a postage stamp with O. Hudyma’s picture «Bride», as a part of «Love is Life» series. Another picture «Tree of Life» was used for a First Day Cover.
You can see more about her and her work by going to her website:
We pray for the people of Ukraine.
We pray for peace and the laying down of weapons.
We pray for all those who fear for tomorrow,
that your Spirit of comfort would draw near to them.
We pray for those with power over war or peace,
for wisdom, discernment and compassion to guide their decisions.
Above all, we pray for all your precious children, at risk and in fear,
that you would hold and protect them.
We pray in the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace.