Beside Still Water by Simon Dewey

Beside Still Water

The title of this painting comes from the well-known 23rd Psalm: “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.  He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.  He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.  Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.1

The artist, Simon Dewey, said this about Beside Still Waters :  “This image was used on the front cover of the April 2000 Ensign magazine, and for many, it was the first time they saw my artwork. “The Living Christ” proclamation was the first article in the magazine and I thought it such an honor to have my artwork shown on that particular issue. I painted this image to show the Savior with his rod and staff that comfort us in our times of need.”2

Further reading: “True Shepherds”

  1. Psalm 23:1-4
  2. http://www.altusfineart.com/home/afa/smartlist_91/beside_still_waters.html