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

  • Captivating! Watching Paul open up the story of the Scriptures through his painting held our congregation spellbound.

    Pastor Neil Craigan First Presbyterian Church, White Bear Lake, MN
  • Paul’s heart shines through in a dynamic way as he allows the Spirit to create through him a Gospel message that jumps off the canvas and penetrates straight to the heart.

    Pastor Steve Dornbusch (retired) Calvary Lutheran Church, Golden Valley, MN
  • Very humbling and emotional. Extremely moving. Stunning, amazing and beautiful! Wow! Words cannot express how touched I am in my heart.

    Anonymous from participants
  • "Featuring Paul in our worship was one of the most engaging, meaningful experiences our congregation has had in years.  Paul's gifts of painting and presence are amazing, and the good news shines through him."

    Dan Poffenberger Senior Pastor, Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church, Prior Lake MN
  • Jesus has called and is powerfully using Paul’s incredible gifts to revive a hunger for His living, active Word.

    Pastor Wendy Berthelsen President of Call Inc., Dallas, TX

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

Contact Paul

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