MORA, NEW MEXICO

MORA, NEW MEXICO —— JIM PECHA, B.ARCH., CHRISTIAN ARTIST, MINISTER OF CREATIVITY, copyright 2013 —- This northeast corner of New Mexico is Spanish territory. I once had rifles pointed at me from windows as I went by a few houses. It usually receives a lot of rain. These pictures were obviously taken at different seasons, … Continue reading

EXPRESSIONISM

EXPRESSIONISM ——- JIM PECHA, B.ARCH., CHRISTIAN ARTIST, MINISTER OF CREATIVITY, copyright 2013 —- Occasionally the abuse I experienced as a child greatly affected my artwork. I cut out a circle in a piece of paper to isolate the composition I wanted to paint of the Isleta Pueblo Church bell tower and then began painting the … Continue reading

BACK ROAD BEAUTY

BACKROAD BEAUTY ———– JIM PECHA, B.ARCH., CHRISTIAN ARTIST, MINISTER OF CREATIVITY, copyright 2013 —- I treasure and revel in the anonymous back roads of New Mexico, of old houses, adobe Churches, sculptured rocks and striking skies wherever I go, visiting the remnants of past generations from high peaks to valley lows, and feel the spiritual … Continue reading

OUR INNER ADOBE

  OUR INNER ADOBE ———-   JIM PECHA, B.ARCH., CHRISTIAN ARTIST, MINISTER OF CREATIVITY, copyright 2013 ——   (When our interior adobe structure weakens, our external plastered protection begins to crumble, maybe from age, or we stumbled or many we weren’t very humble,)   the problem with the above adobe structure was that there was … Continue reading

BEAUTY OF CREATIVE REALITY

  BEAUTY OF CREATIVE REALITY ——   JIM PECHA, B.ARCH., CHRISTIAN ARTIST, MINISTER OF CREATIVITY, copyright 2013 ——   The beauty of human artistic expression seems to be the reality i’m to be involved with during my life. There are relatively few Christian artists that are attempting to express this Christian creativity perspective. My wife … Continue reading

BEAUTY NOW

  BEAUTY NOW —–   JIM PECHA, B.ARCH., CHRISTIAN ARTIST, MINISTER OF CREATIVITY, copyright 2013 ——   People work and save to take trips to places where they can see visual beauty, buy works of art and attend ballets, movies and hike to mountain tops. With a relationship with God you can experience visual and … Continue reading

ON THAT DAY…

ON THAT DAY —-   JIM PECHA, B.ARCH., CHRISTIAN ARTIST, MINISTER OF CREATIVITY, copyright 2013 ————   On that day when the church is turned upside down and inside out, the sky will turn colors never seen before, as people shout, the dirt will be as water under the feet as they walk about, wondering … Continue reading

LAS TRAMPAS, NEW MEXICO

  LAS TRAMPAS, NEW MEXICO —–   JIM PECHA, B.ARCH., CHRISTIAN ARTIST, MINISTER OF CREATIVITY, copyright 2013 —— San Jose De Garcia Church in Las Trampas, New Mexico was built-in the 1760s and is in the most original condition of any of the old adobe churches in the state. The residents keep renewing the mud … Continue reading

RESTORATION

  RESTORATION —–   JIM PECHA, B.ARCH., CHRISTIAN ARTIST, MINISTER OF CREATIVITY, copyright 2013 ——   It was a snowy cold day as I took pictures of the old adobe haciendas in the north valley near Albuquerque, many years ago. They were built-in the seventeen or eighteen hundreds and were the homes to many generations … Continue reading

ATMOSPHERE

ATMOSPHERE ——-   JIM PECHA, B.ARCH., CHRISTIAN ARTIST, MINISTER OF CREATIVITY, copyright 2013 ——   Distances change what we see through atmosphere, the trees up close are green, but blue, far off it would appear, something’s are more beautiful afar, when up close are simply drear, elevation gives a person a sense of power, but … Continue reading