Christian Modern Art

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The Best Christian Modern Art and Christian Abstract Artists on the Web

“The Christian is the one whose imagination should fly beyond the stars.”  Francis A. Schaeffer


Enjoy this internet directory of the best Christian modern and contemporary Christian abstract artists. Click through to the artist’s sites below and enjoy the mix of creative styles and techniques.


Catherine Andrews A beautiful collection of Catherine’s inspirational Christian fine art. Her colorful gallery includes Jesus and angel themed artwork and other Biblical themed religious paintings.

Ghenadie Sontu A messianic artist from Moldova. Check out his modern drawings, paintings, and his photography on his site.

John Bell  John shares a very large collection of Christian photography and art with inspirational Bible verses.  Don’t miss the Bible reading plan he posted that contains the entire Bible (four versions!) for surfers who prefer to read their scripture on a computer monitor.

Carlos Cazares  Experience the deeply textured and rich abstract Christian themed art canvases and sculptured that Mexican artist Carlos Cazares exhibits in his painting gallery site.  The site loads a little slowly, but it is well worth the wait to behold this inspired modern Christian art.

Michael Hanson   Check out Christian artist Michael Hanson’s paintings, drawings, and sculpture on his blog site. Michael’s modern Christian art is fresh and inspiring. I have a feeling that we’ll be hearing and seeing a lot more from this very talented artist.

John August Swanson Richly detailed and thought provoking Christian watercolor, mixed media and acrylic paintings of parables and spiritual transformation.

Joe Goode  Graphic Christian artist Joe Goode’s site spotlights his amazing Biblically inspired illustrations and artwork.  You really have to see Joe’s art to appreciate it- very, very good art!

Spencer Williams  A Christian art gallery featuring the moving and realistic paintings of Spencer Williams.

Deborah Sokolove Bible inspired and brightly colored Contemporary Christian paintings evoke a sense of eternity and the divine presence of God.

Makoto Fujimura  A great modern abstract Christian painter who combines abstract expressionism with the traditional Japanese art of Nihonga. Beautiful art!

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Howard Finster Enjoy the Christian folk art paintings and mixed media work from Baptist preacher turned artist Howard Finster. A personal favorite.

Jaison Cianelli  A self-taught American Christian artist born near Boston, MA. At the heart of Cianelli’s Christian modern art work is a desire to express his joy of life with others. Cianelli specializes in Christian abstract art and abstract landscape paintings using acrylics, mixed-media, including digital art.

Thomas Kinkade  The art and paintings of one of the nations most collected living artists.  Mr. Kinkade credits the Lord for the inspiration and ability to create his colorful paintings.

Christina Saj  This modern Christian artist shares her wonderful modern interpretations of icon paintings. Her faith in Jesus Christ is shared and celebrated in her amazing collection of paintings, mixed media, and drawings.

Lance Brown Painted Christ is live performance art painted by Christian artist Lance Brown. Large-scale canvas paintings of our Lord Jesus Christ are painted in less than 20 minutes right in front of a live audience. Each canvas tells a story of Jesus that will bless your heart and strengthen your faith.

Ron Dicianni Enjoy the paintings and biblical art of Christian painter Ron DiCianni. Ron’s aim is to “bring people face-to-face with Jesus Christ through paintings”; I believe you will agree that he has accomplished his goal.

Yisehak  A devout Christian artist whose spiritual themes and compelling biography will move and inspire. His spiritual paintings are dedicated to, and honor  the church.

Miska Colorful and expressive modern Christian paintings including some Picasso like Madonna icons

Stephen Sawyer  The Christ inspired paintings of Christian artist Stephen Sawyer from Kentucky.

Daniel Jimick   Dan’s Christian paintings are inspired by his conviction that many people go through life never realizing or experiencing the blessings available to them. He hopes his art will evoke an awareness of a beautiful reality above and beyond the physical and point them towards a joyful relationship with Jesus Christ. I believe that Dan does a great job of sharing the hope and joy of Jesus.

Akiane Kramarik  US born child prodigy artist Akiane Krarik’s Christian modern art is inspired by her visions of heaven, and her personal connection with God. Kramarik’s wonderful Christian modern art depicts life, people and landscapes.

Edward Knippers  The devout Christianity of Edward Knippers as reflected in his inspiring paintings, sets him apart from many other contemporary artists. Knippers’ fresh and vibrant style will keep you clicking and clicking as you explore his expression of faith through his art.

Fred Baumbach Is a self taught artist seeking to express the truth in unique ways. I really enjoyed his insightful art inspired by his passion for our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Daniel Arredondo  Enjoy Daniel’s Christian modern art on canvas, canvas board, wood board, wood blocks, slate tile and glass. His Christian Art subjects include shepherds, angels, maidens, and landscapes.

Matthew Whitney  Christian painter Matthew Whitney’s exhibits his thought provoking oil paintings here in his artist’s portfolio site.  His expressionistic imagery highlights spiritual and religious themes, that are compelling and introspective.

Oleg Korolev Art works by Christian artist Oleg Korolev have been on display in private and corporative art collections of Russia, Europe, North America and Australia.

Rosemarie Adcock  You will be amazed and inspired by the rich and imaginative Christian fine art paintings of Rosemarie Adcock. Her  current work is a series of biblical and allegorical oil paintings exploring rich color, lush garden settings and expressive figures. You really need to see this amazing gallery collection!

John Freeman  Visit John Freeman’s site and enjoy the work of a Modern Australian Christian Artist based in Austrailia.  John trained as an Art Teacher and taught for over a decade. Thankfully he is now painting and sharing his work on the web.

Jeffrey Baker Amazing use of bright colors highlight the beauty of the Australian landscape and his love of God.

Jodi Simmons Jodi is an incredibly talented Christian modern artist who specializes in painting ornate contemporary icons on wood panels. I really enjoyed reading about her step-by-step process for creating her beautiful art.

Chris Harber   Christian artist Chris Harber from New Orleans, Louisiana shares his Jesus Series on his new website.

Michael Dudash  A born-again Christian artist whose artwork is turning to Christian themes as he paints to help spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  Check out the Christian gallery on his site.

Bruce Herman Is an artist and educator living and working in Gloucester, Massachusetts.  I love the depth and diversity of his unique Christian themed paintings.

Fikos– Artist Fikos is from Greece.  His art  combines Byzantine painting with contemporary art movements and it also presented in urban space.

Sandra Bowen Unique Christian art that incorporates archaeological references from the Bible, text and language, and worn pages from old-antique Bibles.

Kathleen Giles  Christian watercolor artist Kathleen Giles shares her faith and passion for Jesus Christ in her Spiritual gallery. She has been a watercolor artist for more than 21 years and creates amazing paintings the glorify our Lord Jesus Christ.

Father Michael Courey Is a Greek Orthodox priest serving St. Katherine’s in Redondo Beach who is also an amazing artist and iconographer.  He has painted icons for churches in Oregon, Alaska, and California, including working with Michael Vasilakis on the dome of the Convent of the Life Giving Spring in Dunlap, CA.

Grant Crawford  In his work, Grant seeks inspiration in God’s handiwork. Grant works at sculpture projects, and drawing and painting. He sculpts in: stone; wood wax; clay; plaster; concrete; metals; glass and resins. Enjoy his work!

Kate Austin Christian artist Kate Austin’s online art gallery of her modern oil on plywood paintings that she paints during prayer.

Candis Kloverstrom Especially loves painting unique images from God’s Word conveying them in such a way the message is heard. Enjoy her art!

Laura A. Kranz  Artist Laura Kranz uses art as an outlet for her imagination, and as a way to deal with difficult experiences. Enjoy her edgy style Bible Art work, including her art series created  in conjunction with the Overview Bible Project: a Bible-literacy site founded by her husband,

Mary Crittenden  A collection of the religious art cards and Christian art of California painter Mary Crittenden.  Her realistic style is soft and almost angelic-like; visit and enjoy her work.

Reima Honkasalo Contemporary abstract symbolism assemblage, installation, sculpture and painting exploring faith and a critique of modern society. Check out the amazing assembly work!

Bruce and Kim Carey  Beautiful, artistic, hand made and numbered Christian crosses made from highly polished Texas Mesquite wood.

Danny Hahlbohn  Visit the personal art gallery of Christian artist Danny Hahlbohn.  His great painting, “Footprints in the Sand” gave him world recognition, and placed his art into the homes of millions of people all over the world.

Cornelis Monsma The contemporary Christian modern art of self-professed expressionist visual artist Cornelis Monsma.


Christian Modern Art Galleries and Art Collections

Here are some links to Christian Modern art galleries and some collections that I’ve come across-

Christian Art of Today A Flickr Contemporary Christian art and photo collection that has some really unique and inspiring work that has been contributed by people around the world.

ARM- Arts for Relief and Missions–  ARM uses the fine arts, music, and biblical teaching for the work of God’s Kingdom. See their Chapel Galleries section and be inspired at how Christian art and artists are using their gifts to help spread the message of Jesus.

Chapel Galleries  Chapel Galleries was formed to make fine art available for sale where a portion of all proceeds goes to humanitarian relief work and other missions projects around the world. Great Christian Modern Art, for a great cause.

Art and the Bible– Have you ever found yourself in front of a famous painting wondering what it was all about? Art and the Bible site offers background information on famous paintings and biblical themes.

Biblical Art on the WWW– This site created by Rolf E. Stærk, a Norwegian theologian and schoolteacher, began as a simple PowerPoint presentation and has grown to become a 1000+ page source for viewing and researching biblical art on the Internet.

Christians in the Visual Arts An organization of Christian painters, graphic artists, sculptors, photographers, and even video artists who share their personal attitudes, opinions and faith through modern art.

Christian Art Another popular Christian art site on Flickr. It is incredible to me to see such a broad range of contemporary abstract art styles and techniques being used by artists all over the world to honor God.

Tapestry Productions  A great Christian art gallery featuring some very talented artists and their paintings and limited reproduction prints.

Ascalon Studios Wonderful stained glass, mosaics, tapestries, murals and art for churches and sanctuaries.

Christian Abstract Art A great collection of limited edition christian themed Christian abstract art. Browse the collection of paintings based on Hope, Healing and God’s Promises to us.

Christian Artist Resource A website created by Sara Joseph to help Christian artists use the gift that God granted to create meaningful art.

Christian Modern Wall Art Enjoy a fantastic curated Pinterest board collection of amazing Christian Modern art prints and canvases pinned from across the web.

Great Big Paintings A directory of fantastic international artists who paint magnificent oversized canvases. Many of these artists paint Christian themed oversized art.