Frank Van Veen

Born in the Netherlands and borne across the water, I have lived most of my life in region of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. I have always been image-oriented—painting, carpentry, and teaching. I feel called to all three, and am concentrating more on visual arts these days. One of my favourite Word passages is Ephesians 2:10, where we are called “God’s workmanship.” My pastor pointed out that the original tongue refers to us as “God’s poetry.” Wow! We are poetry created in Christ to do good . . .



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