Lover’s Kiss

Lover’s Kiss:


Drawing: Black charcoal (primary) and pencil (secondary) on A2 Paper (42.0 x 59.4cm).

In this abstract art-work depicting a lover’s kiss, I played with the medium of large strokes using a charcoal stick, and in just a few sweeps the figure was created. Internally, I was wrought with emotional tension, a highly charged negative energy, and expressed this directly onto the paper, turning those feelings into something momentarily positive – the spontaneous passion of romance. However, judging by the patterns of this image, there will be serious repercussions. 


Thomas, Jack: Lover’s Kiss, 2017


*I am inspired by art throughout the ages, but, in particular, modern art with religious motifs or strong thematic ideas. All art is For Sale, Original, Signed bottom-right, and at a negotiable price. Please don’t hesitate to contact me for more information HERE. Entire sketchbook journals in ‘Moleskine’ are also available for purchase. The drawing materials that I use are ‘Conté à Paris’ for pencil, pastel, chalk, charcoal, and ‘Winsor Newton’ for Inks. All paper is the finest ‘Daler Rowney’ for style and thickness appropriate to the medium.



Crying out to the Lord



If you cry out unto the

Lord in times of War,

Then cry out now in fear

For your deathbed is near.


If you want to be seated on the Throne

Cast in gold, painted by Giotto;


If you want to be seated with Our Lady

Sat on her lap, like a baby;


If you want to be seated with the Father

In heaven, with His Son, our only Salvation;


Surrender, surrender to an avalanche

Of particles and dust

A tidal wave of blood;


Surrender to the sky

The weather good or awry

Clouds of eternal shape and size;


Surrender to your dreams

Catastrophic and all too real

Tarnished by a life of ideals;


Surrender then, surrender unto Him

Saving an appearance of the Almighty

Whose Kingdom is light and eternity. 


If you cry out unto the 

Lord in times like these,

Then cry out some more

For all your days will be Joy. 


We are Sinners



We are Sinners

Nothing but sin

Gravely we have sinned;


Mere mortals

Imbecile creatures 

Worthless, utterly useless;


We fell on our necks

With broken limbs, burnt

The sting on our tongues;


We are not of Spirit

Human beings, destitute

Hunting for prey;


Night and day disbanded

Starvation, hunger to be fed

There will be bloodshed;


So say a few prayers

Fast, be giving in praise

We are no longer slaves;


God has mercy

Acknowledgement of sin

Brings life for eternity;


Forgiven, because we are Sinners.