Artist Brian Jekel
was born in 1951. He was raised in the upper midwest where he remembers entertaining himself on cold winter days by drawing pictures of animals. In high school and college Brian found success in sports which led to teaching physical education and coaching in Australia.
Upon his return to the United States, Jekel became disenchanted with the public school situation and decided to give art a chance. As an art student in Denver, he soon discovered that he had a talent for figurative work. In art school, Brian met his future wife and also met Jesus Christ.
In 1981, Brian Jekel was convinced that he needed to dedicate not only his life but also his work to the Lord. For over 20 years he has created over a thousand works relating to biblical themes and the life of Christ.
Brian Jekel masterfully captures in a penetrating way, the simplicity, the beauty, and the ministry of Jesus. Each of the paintings in his Life of Christ series reveal the excellence of the work, the power of its imagery, and bring glory to the master, Jesus Christ.