I wanted to share a few websites of some friends of mine I have met on my Adventures. Click on their names to get to their websites…
Bob Kilpatrick :: Author, Songwriter, Worship leader
Bob is a good buddy, mentor, and one of the true pioneers of contemporary Christian music. He has recently released a new book entitled, The Art of Being You. I highly recommend this book for everyone, whether you are an artist or not. Of course, he has a gazillion albums as well as another devotional book, Secrets of the Silence, which is also well worth the read. Check out his website!
Kent Peterson :: Muralist, Musician
Kent is an amazingly gifted muralist specializing in trompe l’oeil art. (For those who don’t speak French, that means he paints real-purty things on walls.) Seriously, his work is amazing, and you should check out his website gallery. An anointed worship leader, he is featured as the guitarist on my Bridge album.
Matt Tommey :: Creative Catalyst, Worship Leader, Author
Matt Tommey has recently released a book entitled Unlocking the Heart of the Artist. It’s been called “The Purpose-Driven Life for Artists” and “a must read for those wanting to take the next step in advancing His Kingdom through their own creative expression.” If you are interested in the spiritual journey of the artist, I highly recommend his book. (It would be a good complement to my book too!) You can purchase it here, or check out more information at his website!
Steve Liberti :: Musician, Missionary
Steve is the drummer in the Manuel Luz Trio. But that’s just what he does to humor me. Steve and his wife, Dawn, are preparing for full-time missions work internationally through Proclaim! International. If you’d like more info, or to support them, please hit their website here.
Speaking of Steve Liberti, Proclaim! is a missions organization which partners with local churches in Europe, south America, and Africa, to provide culturally relevant outreach opportunities through various expressions of the arts.
Frank Ordaz :: Painter, Artist
Frank began his career painting for ILM where he worked on such Academy Award winning films as E.T., Return of the Jedi, and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. A prolific and eclectic artist, Ordaz is quite busy as a book illustrator, and most recently won the ECPA’s Gold Medallion Award for illustrating The Very First Christmas. His work hangs in the Smithsonian Institute, the White House, and various galleries including his own art gallery in Auburn, California. You’ve gotta check out his blog and on-line gallery.
Creative Edge Artist Network
Creative Edge is a network of artists whose mission is cultivating, connecting, and creating the Story in people’s lives. I encourage all the artists out there to check it out and be a part of this eclectic and growing network.
Judith Monroe :: Mixed Media Artist
Judith is an artist that mixes photography, painting, drawing, and writing into a unique expression. She also leads the Covenant Arts Guild, a loose affiliation of Christian visual artists in the Sacramento area.
Cate Morris :: Songwriter, Worship Artist
Cate is a very talented and anointed musician who also has a quite touching blog. I’m excited to be producing her latest CD, tentatively titled, “Red Sky.” I highly recommend her music and her blog.
Brandon Bee :: Producer, Songwriter, Worship Artist
Brandon has been at Oak Hills a few times now, and is an amazing producer, performer, songwriter, etc. He just released a brand new album called “Inside These Walls.” Check out his music!
Randy Blasquez :: Painter
Randy works primarily in oils on linen. The painting shown to the right, Peony Reflections, is my wife’s favorite, and hangs on the wall above our grand piano.
Dave The Horn Guy :: Entertainer
Seriously, this guy is amazing. Armed with only an orange jump suit filled with bulb horns, Dave is a virtuoso of talent, and has been on Jay Leno, America’s Got Talent, NBA and MLB games, corporate events, youth conventions, etc. You’ve gotta check out his website, just for the sheer fun of it. Oh, and book him for an event too!