This is a listing for a print of my original painting of "The Conversion of St Augustine" was done in acrylic paints on canvas. I strove to find appropriate symbolism for St Augustine, yet with a fresh new composition, pose, and style. This picture tells the story of his final ascent to Christ, whom he had run from for so many years, and dragged his feet on when he finally realized the truth.
The symbol of the tree is often used in the Bible to stand for a person. For example, "The just man is like a tree planted near running water, whose leaves never fade." Here, Augustine is sitting on the stump of a dead tree, his life without God, but yet there is a fresh, green shoot springing forth, symbol of his new life in Christ.
The shining heart of Christ reminds us of Augustine's saying, "You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless till they rest in Thee!"
Saint Monica, his mother, prayed for 17 years for his conversion. When he finally converted, he became a great bishop in North Africa, and is one of the official doctors of the Church. He is one of the most influential theologians of our faith, quoted so often for his Christian wisdom.
This painting is full of peace and joy. It could be placed in many different decors, especially one with white, creams, soft greens, warm rose, blues.
IMPORTANT: Each of the 3 sizes indicates outside dimensions. There is a border of white left around the image, approximately 1 1/2" to 2" all around.
Signed by artist.
Comes in a close-fitting crystal-clear plastic sleeve with a whiteboard backing.
Archival Quality: All our prints are made using premium acid-free fine art paper in card thickness, and high quality Epson pigments (instead of dyes), rated by a third party to last 200+ years when not hung in direct sunlight. These prints are beautiful today and are time capsules of the faith for future generations.
(C) Copyright Sue Kouma Johnson This image may not be reproduced in any form without express permission of the artist.