Mike Torevell is the artist of our beautiful Christmas banners. He has been drawing and painting since childhood. He has frequently exhibited and undertaken commissions, primarily in the UK and USA. In recent years Mike has focused on creating Christian artwork for churches, educational settings, and publishing organisations featuring designs for Christmas, Easter and Sacramental occasions. His style incorporates a vibrant use of color and light in contemporary landscapes and portraiture. He works in a range of media - oils, watercolor, and digital artwork.
Mike believes that artwork combined with scripture can be truly inspirational and hold a transcendent, aesthetic connection with the Divine. In the eye of the beholder, works of art can reflect the beauty and wonder of God.
Mike is a practicing Roman Catholic and lives near Preston, England. He is married with two children, and three grandchildren.
Mike has an online gallery of his artwork at https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/michael-torevell.html
We are not alone in this world. God uses angels regularly to intervene in the world and pave the way to work and announce what He is doing. These beings may be perceived as mythological, impish, or mysterious to some, but they are actually very alive and active in the world today. Angels serve a key role in the Biblical story (and our lives) as comforters, protectors, messengers, and worshippers. During this series, we explored the gift of angels and why it matters to believe. For, angels are around us all the time, nearer than we think, and much more useful than we can even imagine.