Painting for Pure Joy

What does it look like to paint your faith? My faith is not in the natural world or the man made world. My faith is in the Creator himself . The Creator, who provides all that we can see: growth, life, activity, light and shadow and color. It is from him that my skills, desire and passion come. My faith is communicated in the art I too create.

In recent months I have been influenced by the challenges we all face. Birth, sickness, restoration, friendships, environmental changes, even death of loved ones. The figurative works speak of that and the sanctity of all of life. My hope is that you will be drawn in, ponder and enjoy. May your own faith be encouraged. May you find ways to express it.

I also have passion for teaching and sharing the joy of painting. This has been a difficult year in that sense. Perhaps we will soon be able to gather and share from the experiences of the past year and from our hearts..

Ronnie Lafferty

My works are reasonably priced, if you are interested in more information about a work, purchasing or commissioning a work or painting instruction, please use my contact page and I will gladly call or email you back.


Fredonia, NY


“Sunflower Blossoms” was featured for all the promotional materials for the Buffalo Garden Tour 2018

The Healing Burnout Guide by Richard Scepura published in 2021 has several images included. Available at Amazon

Professional memberships:

Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society

North Shore Arts Alliance