LIZ LEMON SWINDLE
LDS painter Liz Lemon Swindle has become a beloved household name among Mormons, and her inspiring LDS artwork hangs in homes around the world. Her newest painting, Follow Me, captures the meaning behind Christ’s call for us to follow Him.
Inspired by Christ’s words to “come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest,” Swindle took on the task of painting the essence of faith: to follow Christ without actually seeing Him.
“So few of us will ever get to see the Savior’s face in life, so I chose to paint only His feet,” says Swindle, reminding us of the need for faith to believe in what we cannot see. You don’t have to see Him to know Him.”
According to Swindle, the biggest challenge of this piece was getting the water just right. “Water can be tedious, even in the most inspiring paintings. I learned early on that there really aren’t any shortcuts. Just like in life, there are things we must hunker down and do. When the Savior asks us to follow Him, He doesn’t promise us a smooth path; to do so would deny us the opportunities we must have if we are going to learn faith.”