eNewsChannels: The Angel Project

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: California-based artist-photographer Anne Kerry Swank’s limited edition Angel watercolor photographs series now hangs in the Vatican, Rome, after a 20-year journey for the artist that began with a morning prayer to God and “Divine Inspiration.”

The first limited edition watercolor that was received by His Holiness, Pope Francis, and selected for display is “Serenity,” in green tones, number 1/30. It measures 30×40 inches. The image is a vision depicting an angel that represents the Holy Spirit and God’s peace within.

“Our Heavenly Father asked me to spread his gospel of salvation through the creation of these images of Angels, his Divine messengers, to make celebration of art communicating and inspiring the human heart to yearn for God’s path. God assured me I would be given vision that heaven was watching over this blessed journey, and he would lead me every step of the way,” says Swank.

The second limited edition watercolor is “Divine Presence” in sepia tone, number 5/50. It measures 35×35 inches and depicts an angel representing the Holy Trinity.

Dr. Donald Lawrence Jolly-Gabriel saw the Angel images, heard Ms. Swank’s story, and acted as God’s vessel to carry them to His Holiness, Pope Francis, at the Vatican.

“I am so grateful,” says Swank “that the Vatican is displaying this art and delivering the message of Christ. Angels are sent by God to help guide us. With every new undertaking, I pray and ask God to open my vision, guide my hand, and to send an angel to assist. When I choose the colors, an angel guides me. The names come through prayer as well.”

Both images were photographed at the Royal Horse Stables, Christiansborg Castle in Copenhagen, Denmark, and hand colored by the artist.

“These images radiate love, hope and joy. God is only a prayer away. Ask in faith. The messengers are sent by God to guide and help us in all ways.”

About Anne Kerry Swank:

Anne Kerry Swank was born in 1960 in Copenhagen, Denmark. She learned about light and photography from her father. As a child, she found a sense of solitude and peace when visiting Roskilde Cathedral in her native Denmark.

Moving to California in 1979, Ms. Swank enrolled in photography courses at Orange Coast College. There, influenced by mentor Rick Steadry, she developed her talent into a profession, beginning her career in architectural photography.

Seeking to concentrate on more figurative work, she became a successful portrait artist, drawing a large following for her classic style, capturing the nuances of light and shadow.

“The Angel Project” is Ms. Swank’s latest and most extensive endeavor. The series presents angelic compositions imbued with the highest virtues of grace and nobility as an inspiration to us all.

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