Psalms 31:24  “Be strong and take heart all you who hope in the Lord”

These words appropriately grace a wooden canvas in the Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery in San Jose del Cabo accompanied by an array by abstract colors and floating hearts. The painting is just one of many in the gallery that celebrate the grace and love given to us by the Lord and his unending capability to provide for us, Ivan Guaderrama understands that the love of God is the most beautiful art form he could ever attempt to capture and that there’ s no better way to capture it then through the words of the King himself.

A variety of paintings in the galley done in acrylics and inks, incorporate the words of the Bible to feed the soul and nurture the heart. One of the most used verses in the gallery is  the much celebrated 1 Corinthians 13:4-7: “ Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres”. The verse so commonly used in wedding ceremonies speaks to Ivan Guaderrama on a creative level as he works it into his art work displaying the ultimate definition of love that is virtually unattainable without the help and love of the Lord.

A crowd  favorite is Ivan Guaderramas interactive piece “Faith Like A Mustard Seed” , inspired Matthew 17:20 : “He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” “

The painting serves as a reminder of the fact that we all have our own “mountain” to overcome and that it simply requires a level of faith in the Lord. In case you forget just how small that level of faith needs to be, the artist incorporated an actually tiny mustard see in the center of the painting that lights up with the sound of a clap.

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