"What's really holding you back?", Digital Painting
by Nigel Morgan
(New York, NY)
My pastor once told me, "As an artist, it is very hard to create outside of yourself." While working on this piece, those words that he uttered, could not have been more true.
"What's really holding you back?" is actually a reflection of myself as I had lived most of my adult life, nervous, in deep depression for almost twelve years, afraid to show my artwork...I did not initially intend to have this piece be a reflection of myself, but, as I worked on it more and more, it just turned out that way.
The beauty of this piece, as in my real life, is that I finally built up the courage to go outside, to shake depression and show the world what God has placed in me.
I would have gotten to this place sooner, had I known all along that Christ was the key.