An image by Lonnie Ollivierre featuring an African American man with his arms outstretched as he finally accepts the Heavenly Father and Jesus into his life. It features a scripture from Matthew 5:16 that reads as shown below:
"Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven."
This work of art ships framed and ready to hang. Quality black frame and off white mat. Measures 15x15 inches. Image from Lonnie Ollivierre's acclaimed Power of Jesus calendar.
Lonnie Ollivierre as born on St. Vincent and the Grenadines, a small island country in the Caribbean, where he lived with his father and two sisters. He inherited his love of art from his father, a sign painter who painted houses for a living. At a very young age Ollivierre moved to Brooklyn to live with his mother.
He dreamt of becoming a cartoonist, but a television program on Norman Rockwell compelled the artist to pursue painting as a career. Discouraged by others who assured him he could never make a living as an artist, Ollivierre continued, eschewing art school and teaching himself to paint with oil and acrylic. He taught himself to draw from the comic books he collected. “I paint what I see in everyday life,” says Ollivierre, “my family and life are my inspiration.