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Artist Inspires Spring Valley Academy Students With Stories of Faith

Nathan and Patty Greene Nathan and Patty Greene with one of Nathan's paintings at Spring Valley Academy.

Nathan Greene, a contemporary Seventh-day Adventist artist, recently spoke at a Spring Valley Academy assembly and shared how the Lord inspired his work throughout the years.

Greene works in the tradition of the golden era of American illustrators, such as Harry Anderson, whom he personally knew and looked to for creative insight. In 1990 Anderson was asked to do two sizable commissions, “The Family of God” and “Chief of the Medical Staff.” Anderson recommended Greene for the job. Greene, pictured with his wife, Patty, shared how those now iconic Adventist paintings were instru- mental in his transition to full-time corporate commissions and prints.

“SVA is proud to have several of his paintings displayed in our halls, which now hold a special meaning in knowing the story behind each one,” says Darren Wilkins, principal.

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