Prophetic Painting
Art by Carol May

Christian prophetic painting is somewhat different from other Christian paintings. The traditional Christian paintings are derived from the written word of God, the holy Bible. Painting prophetic comes from the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.

This Christian prophetic art is painted by Carol May Britton, but it is inspired by the Holy Spirit. When God has something on His heart and mind He shares it with His children. God will give me a vision, a dream or an idea. I pray about it, and proceed as He directs me.

The purpose of this Holy Spirit inspired prophetic painting is to show God's love and glory. These paintings will touch your heart, your mind, and your spirit. They will produce a peace and joy that draws you closer to God.

God has created the earth and all that is in it. I want to give Him all the praise and glory that He deserves. When I paint, I do what He, the Creator shows me to do. Praise God!

prophetic painting of a white horse, FreedomFreedom

Read how God taught me that I actually was a prophetic painter, that I could do it and how it accomplishes things in the spirit realm.

I will be sharing the most recent paintings at the top of the page. As you go down the page they are less recent, but they are always pertinent. God never changes His word and the truth that the Holy Spirit teaches never changes whether it was shared today or ten years ago. It always remains important because it is God’s truth and part of building His kingdom.

Jewels from the Lord painting by Carol MayJewels from the Lord

Recently during a church service the Lord opened the eyes of a brother and he saw the Lord going around putting jewels into people's hands.

While I was praying I looked down and saw a jewel in my hand and then I saw some more of various colors and I wanted to do a prophetic painting of what the Lord allowed me to see.

The speaker said that the jewels we received are to be given away to others. They were not actual physical jewels like the Lord sometimes gives, but they were spiritual jewels, gifts and commissioning for building the kingdom of God.

Notice the jewels are uncut and untouched by man. They are perfect "Jewels from the Lord".

Beauty and Joy - Gifts of GodBeauty and Joy

At a recent conference in my home church the Lord released JOY. I was overwhelmed with holy laughter. What a privilege and what fun! No matter what our circumstances are at the present, the Lord wants us to rest in Him so our joy will be full.

I had been working on a Swallowtail Butterfly painting and I was struggling with it.

After the conference I was so full of joy from the Lord. I put aside the unfinished painting and did a new painting "Beauty and Joy are from the Lord".

Christian prophetic paintingWinds of Change
prophetic Christian artSon Rise

A couple of weeks before tropical storm Faye the Lord gave me a vision of a coconut palm by the ocean, blowing in the wind.

I asked the Lord, "What is that?”

He said, "Winds of Change". This was last fall, 2008. I had no idea how much change was coming forth!

After tropical storm Faye I was praying and I saw the same coconut palm tree before a sun rising.

This said to me after the storms, God's Son, Jesus brings about a beautiful change, "Son Rise".

We always have victory through Jesus Christ. It's time for change.

Battle of Olustee visionAfter The Battle Of Olustee

"After The Battle Of Olustee" A couple of years ago I had the privilege of being asked to serve on our city's mural committee. During the time we were considering the subject or our city's first mural, the Lord gave me a vision. This spring, 2008 when we were walking around town identifying potential sites for future murals, I shared the vision and was asked to do a rendering.

I saw a confederate soldier kneeling with his head bowed and his hat over his heart and his rifle lying on the ground. There was a union soldier standing back away from him with his head also bowed in prayer. I saw a cannon back across the battlefield by the pine trees. The afternoon sun streaming through the trees and the battle had ended. It was peaceful enough for a gopher tortoise (lower right corner) to come out of his hole to look around.

I also felt the light shining on the confederate soldier while they were in prayer was from God, and that they were thanking God that the battle was over and asking His forgiveness.

This was one of the most difficult paintings I have ever done. Partly because I don't normally do people, but mainly because of the spiritual warfare involved. I was sharing with a Christian acquaintance of mine that I felt that this would bring healing to my city which still celebrates this battle every year, thus keeping the war wounds open and festering after all these many years. She said, "Oh, my it is not only healing to your city, but to the entire nation. I can't say what was accomplished in the spirit, but I can say this prophetic painting was definitely from God.

prophetic painting by Carol MayGod is the Center of the Universe

This prophetic painting show that all things come from God and lead us to Him. As inspired by the Holy Spirit, I used a Florida Mangrove with clouds and water to show the example of God being the center of our lives.

"God is the Center of the Universe" is a watercolor painting on claybord. I textured the claybord before doing the painting. You may see the texture in the foreground simulating the rough times of our lives. But God is always standing there bold and strong waiting for us to come to Him.

The clouds move down toward the mangrove. God is always reaching down to us. We just need to reach up to Him.

The Anchor Holds, artwork by Carol MayThe Anchor Holds

Jesus is the anchor in our lives that holds us steady through all the weather of our lives.

"The Anchor Holds"

I was thinking about our military men and women who are overseas. Ten is the number of victory; and white means peace. Hence came this painting wishing them - PEACE.

"Peace" is a painting of ten beautiful white roses.

white roses of Peace

prophetic painting, art by Carol MayRose of Sharon

When my ‘Rose of Sharon’ bush was blooming I remembered a friend of mine told me that they bloom in Israel up on the rocky hillsides where nothing else will grow.

I thought "Oh I want to paint that." Because Jesus blooms in our hard places where nothing else will help - He helps.

I started the painting and then the Lord gave me a vision of Jesus coming in the clouds. He said that Jesus is returning to the land where He shed His blood. He is coming back to Israel.

This prophetic painting shows what Jesus is anxious for.

We all need to keep Israel in prayer that they will be ready for His return. Notice the blood stains on the ground and the Rose of Sharon blooms that are red in the centers with white petals.

We are made white as snow when The Blood of Jesus washes away our sin.


Many times the Lord has allowed me to see Him on His white horse. This horse painting represents the ‘Freedom’ we have when we trust fully in Christ.

This horse is a little sleeker than the ones I see in visions. The ones I have seen in visions are more muscular like war-horses.

All of us will have our own white horse when we return with our Lord one day.

One time during praise and worship the Lord allowed me to see my white horse by me dancing as we were worshiping.

Spiritual warriors each have a war-horse that carries us into warfare. Our war-horses gain strength from our praise and worship.

Reproductions are available.

prophetic painting of Freedom's LightFreedom’s Light

This painting is from my freedom series. It shows sailboats heading out of a storm going towards the Light, Jesus Christ. Jesus is our "Light" to freedom in all storms and situations of our lives.

There is a strong anointing on this painting. When I was taking ‘Freedom’s Light’ to a show I stopped to show it to my neighbor. I was coming from my vehicle and I was about 15' away from her, we both felt a strong anointing of the Lord, as I was taking out of it's transport bag. 

Praise God for His precious touch and allowing me to do some of His prophetic painting.

Springtime art by Carol MaySpringtime

I put this painting "Springtime" on this page, not because I considered it a prophetic painting. But because it has special meaning to me.

When I was painting it, I imagined that I was painting the river of life that we all travel. Not the river of life from heaven, but the road of life that we all travel while here on earth. I thought a river was prettier to paint, than a road. And also at the same time I was thinking about the river that comes from heaven.

We live in a house by our river. I put sparkles on the water and beautiful springtime flowers by the river that signify new life. The river curves around through our life and if we make the right choices we choose God. Hence the river leads to the church in the background. And far in the background are the mountains of the Lord.

I had the painting for sale at an outdoor art festival. A gentleman came by and asked me where the place was that I had put into the painting? I told him that it was not an actual place, but that I had painted it out of my head. He said, "I sure would like to be in your head."

Wow! That was the greatest compliment anyone had ever paid me for my painting.

The peace that I felt while I was doing the painting, conveyed to the man when he viewed it. God's peace and love shown through the painting. That's what painting prophetic is all about!

You can do it, too!

conformation of prophetic painting

prophetic painting of mother and baby dolphinsBorn Free

"Born Free" shows mother and baby dolphin enjoying the fact that they were born free.

We can have that freedom when we accept Jesus Christ as our Savior. He sets us free!

My pastor had been telling me that I was a prophetic painter. He explained it to me and I still was not sure that I could do prophetic painting, or that there was any anointing on my paintings.

I didn't really even understand what painting prophetic meant.

My husband and I were doing some outdoor art festivals. At one festival there was a young girl that came by with her grandmother.

She badly wanted a print of the ‘Born Free’ dolphins, but grandmother did not want to get it.

About two hours later, after they had been through the entire show, they came back. The grandmother got her a small print of the dolphins.

A couple of nights later the Lord gave me a powerful dream. I saw this same young girl in the dream; she was now about 12 years old. She looked directly at me and said, “Thank you very much.” I knew by the Spirit that because of having the dolphins with God’s anointing on them in her bedroom that she had accepted Jesus Christ as her savior. Praise God!

Now I knew that there were reasons why the Lord had me painting certain things. I understand now that prophetic painting not only is pleasing to the eye, but it accomplishes things in the spirit realm.

God's lighthouse paintingGod's Lighthouse

I had a one woman show at a gallery and the owner asked me where was this lighthouse.

I told her that God gave me the idea for it, so I called the painting, "God's Lighthouse".

Jesus is our lighthouse in any and all situations. Through all the storms of life we can always find our security in Him.

prophetic watercolor paintingMonarch On Daisies

This was before I knew anything about prophetic painting, but I knew the life we have through Jesus and I wanted to give Him all the glory He deserves.

"Monarch On Daisies" The butterfly is a symbol of new life like the new life we have in Jesus when we are born again.

The butterfly changes from a not so pretty caterpillar into a less pretty pupa, then into beautiful butterfly.

We become beautiful in God's eyes when we are born again. It is easy to become a beautiful butterfly by Accepting Jesus.

Prophetic painting is a gift of God. It is my pleasure to share God's gifts.

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