Millie Van Der Westhuizen
Artist Statement

In a world where there is so much evil and suffering, I want to be able to remember the beauty and majesty that also exists but are often forgotten as we focus on the bad instead of looking at what is good and filling ourselves with sources of hope and joy instead of despair.



Where there is Light, darkness flees

I am not saying we should forget about the people who are suffering or that our own pain is not real but that perhaps by focusing on something higher and better, we might actually experience something good and magnificent in the midst of it all.

I hope that by looking at these paintings people would be moved in their hearts by the beauty and that it would have a lasting effect on them to make them hope and rejoice and find peace even when circumstances are difficult.



Finally, brethren,...

...whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Philippians 4:8