David Hart is proud of his Christian faith. His parents were equally proud of their Christianity and raised their children to believe in Jesus as the Son of God.
The Christ Series was something David felt he needed to paint as an expression of his own faith. He wanted to show people, through his paintings the incredible price Jesus Christ paid for the sin and redemption of all mankind.
David’s paintings reflect his belief that Jesus was a gift from God – a living sacrifice. He was created as a man so that mankind could identify with him.
The Christ series also reflects that Jesus was not weak, meek or mild. He was in fact the greatest example of strength, commitment, love and passion. His death was brutal. His resurrection was victorious.
Through the Christ Series, David has captured a part of world history for all to see, believe and understand.
The foundations of the first piece were created as black and white tones on canvas with a scrubbing brush. David applied glazes to add depth and colour. Often after just 20 minutes of painting the piece would have to be set aside to dry for days and sometimes weeks before he could work on it again.
Some pieces could take up to three months for David to finish painting. Just nine works alone took David over two years to complete.