“And he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury: For all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living.” (Mark 12:43-44)
We don’t know the age of the widow who cast in “all that she had.” I decided to put a younger woman with children in the painting rather than an older woman. This, I thought, better represented the sacrifice that the woman made. Even as others were depending on her, she put her trust in the arm of God rather than the arm of flesh. The man in the background, giving only of his surplus, is a reminder to us to be generous and kind to those in need of our support. —Simon Dewey
About the Author
For 16 years, Simon Dewey has quietly sought to celebrate the life and mission of Jesus Christ. His artistic journey began in London, England as a freelance illustrator. In 1997 he entered the world of fine art with the release of “He Lives”. Since then, Simon has become known for his exquisitely detailed and delicate portraits capturing moments from the tender to the magnificent. Many marvel at the masterful way he portrays the love and compassion in the face of the Savior and the devotion in the eyes of the believers. Those close to Simon know that this inspiration is founded in his own firm and abiding faith. Simon and his wife Lorraine are the parents of five children and live in Alberta, Canada. A prolific painter, Simon continues to explore new perspectives to inspire and bear witness of eternal principles.