A New Day Begins
A New Day Begins

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Fall in Oak Creek Canyon
Fall in Oak Creek Canyon

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Desert Sky Dance
Desert Sky Dance

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A New Day Begins
A New Day Begins

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MEET JOHN GATES

Artist. Watercolorist

We experience a lot of brokenness in life-- families struggling with loss, veterans with PTSD and other war injuries, LGBTQ individuals experiencing hate, rejection, and harm from those who should be nurturing them, and many people silently fighting depression and anxiety every day.  I often paint in a style that resembles mosaics or stained glass art to remind us that brokenness-- whether pieces of clay, glass, or in our lives-- can be overcome, and we can be put back together to be beautiful souls with meaningful lives.  My art is a reminder and encouragement to focus on recovery, peace, and being whole, even if you feel like you are broken into pieces.

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