top of page

Loading Video . . .

Painter Valerie Lloyd reflects on the diversity of roles that make up the project of 'work' in her piece reflecting on 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13.

2 Thessalonians 3:6-13



Valerie Lloyd


Curated by: 

Laurel Justice


16 x 20 inches

Oil on Canvas

Image by Giorgio Trovato

Primary Scripture

Loading primary passage...

Loading Passage Reference...

In this passage Paul writes to a new church about the necessity of work in their community. I focused on the liveliness of a group active among each other with their own individual talents and skills working together. By creating a composition using repetition and lively color, this work reflects on the necessary work that enriches our lives. These verses are active, enlivening and empowering to each person's value and necessary involvement to the greater whole. Ultimately, it is better to find joy and productivity in work.

Spark Notes

The Artist's Reflection

Valerie Lloyd paints with both acrylic and oil on canvas and wood panel. She enjoys depicting still lifes into modern and simplified images, creating abstract paintings, and occasional works in an illustrative style.  All three styles are often inspired by personal spiritual and metaphorical exploration.  Valerie has remained a creative throughout her life, whether it be in her own work at home, as an art teacher to students of all ages, or commissioned design projects.  She currently works as the curator for The Machine Shop creative workspace and gallery.  She has a Bachelors of Arts and Education from Colorado State University.  She strives to always inspire those around her in their creative endeavors and truly believes in the power of art to transform culture.

Valerie Lloyd

About the Artist

Valerie Lloyd

Other Works By