"The Spirit and the Brush:Painting Devotionals by Thomas Kegler"
I am excited to announce the release of my first art book.
"The Spirit and the Brush: Painting Devotionals by Thomas Kegler" is an art book containing a collection of over 120 my paintings, along with several drawings, created over the past decade. It is arranged to guide the reader through a year of contemplation: Spring’s renewal; Summer’s celebration; Autumn’s bounty; and Winter’s rest. The book is presented as a 365 daily devotional: each image pairs with three biblical passages (one per calendar day, leap year excluded). It is an invitation to meditate daily on the world’s natural beauty and truth through the lenses of the arts and spirituality.
This book is a tribute to my late wife, Kimberly. Her journey with cancer enriched our lives and our faith, deepening gratitude for every moment. Our daily readings and prayers during her final seasons planted the seed for this book concept.
The hard-cover art book is beautifully designed and printed in 9”x12” (horizontal) format. It contains full-color painting renditions, includes a ribbon bookmark, and is hardbound with foil-stamped text on the cover and metal-gilt (leafed) page edging.
I am fortunate to have three wonderful foreword contributions to the front of the book:
- • B. Eric Rhoads, Publisher - Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, PleinAir Magazine
- • John Brach, Artist
- • Milène J. Fernández, Author
I hope that you will find a quiet place of respite each day and ponder the images, consider the scripture, and find your own connection to God’s Word and His creations.
May you find peace and love when opening the book.
Please consider supporting my Kickstarter campaign
I have initiated a Kickstarter campaign to help cover the high costs of printing as I am self-publishing this project. To express gratitude for your support, contributors can receive, depending on the sponsorship level, the signed book, the limited editon collect'rs run, original artwork or attendance to one of my hands-on workshops.
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The book will be available for purchase through this website after the Kickstarter campaign ends in February 2020.
The book is anticipated to begin shipping mid 2020.
10% of the proceeds will be donated to cancer research, Hospice, environmental organizations, and other charitable foundations to support their efforts and all the good they do.