About FESTAL DESIGN In my painting, a woman leads a
lively Renaissance festival procession.
Festal processions have been used in worship
since ancient times.I am an author,
artist and ordained minister.
I delight to proclaim the beauty of
Christ the Lord
with images, written and spoken words. Hence the name of my company is:
Festal Design &
The Art of Faith
Barbara (Sartorius) Bjelland began drawing at an early age and spent part of her childhood in Mexico. Her work incorporates the sense of a mysterious unseen world infusing our own, using movement, light, color and imagination.
Barbara has degrees in Ancient History, Faith Formation and Theology and studied Studio Art at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. She has received multiple grants and exhibited her work widely. She delights to combine visual art with her work as a minister and author.
Since publishing an intergenerational, multicultural illustrated book entitled: Supper with the Savior: Communion in the Bible and Today (Regent College, 2012), a sacramental worldview--seeing, touching, and tasting how god's grace is revealed-- has been the focus of much of her research and writing, artwork and public speaking. Barbara sells original work and prints on her website, and accepts commissions.
barbara is married to a wonderful husband and has two fabulous adult children.