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.

To see a story created on canvas before your eyes is a unique and powerful experience which brings people of all ages and denominations together.

Paul_PaintingPaul 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.

All-Community Mural

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.

  • "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."

    Leonardo Da Vinci, Italian, 1452-1519
  • "I can't expect even my own art to provide all the answers - only to hope it keeps asking the right questions."

    Grace Hartigan, American, 1922-1908
  • "I like to make an image that's so simple you can't avoid it, and so complicated you can't figure it out."

    Alex Katz, American, born 1927
  • "If one could only reproduce nature, and always with less beauty than the original, why paint at all?"

    Georgia O'Keeffe, American, 1887-1986
  • "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up."

    Pablo Ruiz Y Picasso, Spanish, 1881-1973
  • "Art does not reproduce the visible; rather, it makes visible."

    Paul Klee, Swiss, 1879-1940
  • "You are lost the instant you know what the result will be."

    Juan Gris, Spanish, 1887-1927
  • "Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything."

    Ferdinand-Victor-Eugene Delacroix, French, 1798-1863
  • "When you lose simplicity, you lose drama."

    Andrew Wyeth, American, 1917-2009
  • "All colors are the friend of their neighbors and the lovers of their opposites."

    Marc Chagall, French (born Russia), 1895-1985
  • "The sun will not rise and set without my notice, and thanks."

    Winslow Homer, American, 1836-1910
  • "I paint not by sight, but by faith. Faith gives you sight."

    Amos Ferguson, Bahamian, 1920-2009

Murals by Paul Oman

Commission a Painting

Commission Paul to paint a large-scale painting of nearly any size (such as a huge painting of the Feeding of the 5000, or a landscape along the shores of the Sea of Galilee, or any Bible story or theme) to go on a wall in your building that needs some life.  This painting can teach and preach 24/7/365 for your organization.

Mural Lending Library

Borrow a Mural

Paul runs a Mural Lending Library for a nominal fee.

Mural-Lending-Library

What People are Saying

  • "The All-Community Mural was an exercise in community, grace, and living into the gifts given to us by our Creator God!  It was an experience full of the Holy Spirit - watching as people of all ages came together to touch brush to canvas, to laugh and talk and share, to unify their joy in the coming Savior in the creation of a work of art - a reminder that no matter who we are, Emmanuel calls us all to the same space: the foot of the cross."

    Holly Stoner Director of Faith Formation, Our Savior's Lutheran Church
  • My four-year-old was mesmerized for the entire time! She kept telling me every part of the story as Paul painted it.

    A Mom from WI
  • "As beautiful as our completed mural was, I believe the even more significant aspect of this project was the process used to create it.  The simplicity of the mural's "paint-by-number" made it possible for both Sunday School kids and 80-year-olds to add their brush strokes to the canvas.  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."

    Keith Ruehlow Pastor, Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Amery, WI
  • So emotional, it brought me to tears.

    Participant from WI
  • Your ministry inspired faith in the new generation. This highest of priorities is fulfilled in what you do – Thanks be to God!

    Philip Blom Pastor (retired)

Contact Paul to schedule a Drawn To The Word or All-Community Mural event.

Contact Paul

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