January: Jim Janknegt
This month’s contemporary piece featuring the Sacred Heart of Jesus is by Jim Janknegt, of Brilliant Corners Art Farm in Austen, Texas. “In the past decade I have found myself devoted to re-establishing painting that can be called Christian in the great tradition of the Church before the reformation and the outburst of iconoclasm changed the world of art forever,” Jim says. His contemporary paintings display Southwest influences and are included in collections around the country. This piece is a panel from a tryptych commissioned by a young couple getting married. The central panel shows the meeting of Mary and Elizabeth, and is flanked by depictions of patrons’ favorite saints with the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary (see it here). Prints of all his paintings are available at his web site.