Drawn to the Word
DRAWN TO THE WORD is the artistic ministry and mission of Paul Oman, pastor and professional artist. Paul creates larger-than-life sized murals of any Bible story or theme in less than an hour as audiences are engaged by watching the process. The Biblical story comes to life before your eyes, impacting lives and congregations in profound ways.
You choose the theme; PAUL paints the story. Events are planned in conjunction with the congregation/event host involving musical talent of the congregation and community, or Paul can provide a pre-scripted event with music and narrations.
Paul paints during worship services, educational events, retreats, special events such as weddings, anniversaries, and retirements, youth gatherings, conferences, college choral performances, camps, outdoor settings, memorial events, outreach events, disaster relief efforts, school and corporate events, and more.
He has painted during choral performances of the Wartburg College Choir and with musicians/singers/songwriters/bands on stage.
Paul’s painting process compliments most styles of music, worship, and events, from contemporary to high liturgical, and from outdoor street events to camps and professional concert appearances.
THE ALL-COMMUNITY MURAL is a natural outflow of Drawn to the Word. Instead of Paul doing the painting, the community comes together and creates a magnificent paint by number mural. The mural can then be used for worship, can be painted to change with lighting (think glow in the dark or blacklight effects), and is perfect for using for a variety of events including community concerts, drama performances, children’s programs, special events, and more.
Bring your congregation or community together with the power of art.
Teaching And Presentations
Every opaque object that is devoid of color partakes of the color of that which is opposite to it, as happens with a white wall.
I can’t expect even my own art to provide all the answers - only to hope it keeps asking the right questions.
I like to make an image that's so simple you can't avoid it, and so complicated you can't figure it out.
If one could only reproduce nature, and always with less beauty than the original, why paint at all?
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.
Art does not reproduce the visible; rather, it makes visible.
You are lost the instant you know what the result will be.
Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything.
When you lose simplicity, you lose drama.
All colors are the friend of their neighbors and the lovers of their opposites.
The sun will not rise and set without my notice, and thanks.
I paint not by sight, but by faith. Faith gives you sight.
Murals by Paul Oman
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What People Are Saying
As a community of faith, we worked side by side to create an extraordinary painting telling the story of God's love for us. Paul's design of the mural and encouraging oversight generated great excitement for all involved in the project.
Words cannot express how touched I am in my heart.