My purpose in life is to paint the Word of God; paintings that inspire people to think about spiritual things. These pictures are for people who seek things that are deeper than this seen world around us can offer. People who thirst for the truth and for the right way of living.

My pictures convey the message of God's endless love for all mankind and His desire to deliver us from all bondage, to save us from this perishing world if we only let him come into our lives.
I do hope and pray that the message of these paintings will touch every viewer's heart and would open their eyes to see our only savior who is Jesus Christ. Jesus said: "I am the way, and the truth,and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6

About Me

I was born on July 29, 1966 in Kuressaare, Estonia and I also live here now. I guess my interest for art started in childhood when my father took me to the art club with him. Usually children have interest in what is around them and when somebody close to them paints, it affects them. To go to Tartu Art School was a natural result of things, even though I had to make a choice - sports or art. I chose art. I graduated from the art school in 1985 and right then I had my first personal exhibition. I mainly painted portraits, Saaremaa landscapes and other nature paintings.

In the following years I often partook in the united exhibitions of Saaremaa Artclub. I've had some personal exhibitions in Finland and Estonia. Currently I'm an owner of a small graphic design company.

Who seeks with all their heart will find.

Thanks to my believing grandma I've known that there is a God all my life. I sang spiritual hymns when I was ten. My friends thought I was crazy. But if you don't hold on to these things the spiritual understanding will disappear. Now I see that sometimes a person must fall very low to truly be broken before God and to give Him leadership in their life.

Years went by and I strayed away from God. In 1987 after serving in the army I decided to start a new life. But as time went by I fell deeper and deeper into the world and sin. Hoping that alcohol would help me forget I started to drink more and more. As I fell more into this endless swamp, despair started to grow and the result was more alcohol. To come out of that self destructive trap I cried out to God: "If it is only possible, pull me out of this!"

In 1990 I purchased a Bible. I started to read it between the drinking and parties. But when my health got better I continued in the old way. Among friends I started to speak more and more what I had read about, but they said to me I must first live the life I talk about and then I can preach it to them. Later I understood that God was preparing my heart at that time. Despair was growing, I didn't want to live the old way, yet I didn't know how to live in a new way. During that time I got two revelations "“ I understood that to continue in the old fashion means to die and I felt there is power in the name of Jesus.

In 1993 I turned to God: "I have no idea what church I need to go to, lead me to the right people and I will go with them and give my life to You!" God heard that prayer and I met some youth who preached the Gospel in the streets and they invited me to some evangelistic meetings. That was something I'd been waiting for. At the end of the service they invited people to come and give their lives to Jesus. I knew in my heart that if I didn't go right then I would never go. It was one of the hardest steps in my life. My heart said "yes", but mind said "no" - don't be a fool, maybe nothing would happen. Thank God something did happen. When I got out of the service I was a completely new person. In a moment tremendous burden had lifted. I was completely free from my sins, wonderful peace and joy came into my heart. Even though nothing had changed on the outside I was completely new on the inside "“ thank God!

People who have gone through the new birth hate the old sinful life and they desire to live for God. Our heart (spirit) becomes new instantly but our soul (intellect, feelings, emotions) will change step by step by being in the Word of God and in fellowship with Him. This process will last all our life.

My life started to go better very fast. Praise God my heart became new and also outward situations started to change for better, family problems and material needs.

Since 1993 I have painted Christian art. It is the best thing for me. I can spend time in the Word of God and at the same time put on canvas or paper what God has revealed to me. The meaning of Christian life is not to serve Him for personal gain, but to live God's life and to become more like Christ so that we could receive what God has prepared for us even before we were born. That's a process of continual changing and growing and it will continue to last in the grace of God. Only this kind of life will truly satisfy us.

What you have today and who you are today is a result of what you have believed in the past.

The purpose of a human being is to bring glory to God with all their life.

If you have become a child of God then whatever work God has called you to do, He wants you to do it wholeheartedly and it will bring glory to His name. I believe that God has called me to proclaim His Word through art. I believe that these paintings will touch the hearts of many people. God"™s Word says that His Word will not return empty to Him but will complete the good work that it is sent to do and I believe that this is true about the painted Word also.

"And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12
God has wonderful plans for all of our lives. These plans can be completed only when we give our lives to His leading. He desires that we would live this life He has prepared for us. Maybe you are asking what must I do to have my life right with God. If you have a true desire in your heart to be free from your sins, to live a successful, blessed life and to live forever, then just pray this prayer in faith and God will answer you:

Dear Heavenly Father!
I come to you in the name of Jesus and You don't push me away because it is written in the Bible:
"Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved."
I believe in my heart, that Jesus is Your Son. I believe that He bore my sins on the cross so that I could be right with God. Jesus is Lord! Jesus, please come into my heart! Forgive my sins! Teach me how to walk in Your ways! Save me! Thank you, God for eternal life! Amen.

God says: "That if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved." Romans 10:9
So I encourage you, if you seek with a sincere heart God will answer you with a hundred percent.

"In Christ are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge." Colossians 2:3

God Bless You!
Ain Vares