By Chad Winks

The core of my religion, my spirituality, my hope and my faith begins with Jesus Christ.

This artwork of Jesus Christ is my visual testimony. 

Stretched Out Still

In times when darkness consumes your soul
And you ache for your heavy heart to heal
Remember the hand that conquered death and hell
Is the hand that’s stretched out still

One of my most popular paintings is also one of my personal favorites. In so many ways, Christ’s hand breaks through the darkness and invites us to take it, and the wound proves there is  nothing that Jesus can’t pull us through. 

It Is Finished

The lowest moment of suffering became the greatest expression of love.

“It is finished” is a phrase that, to me, is one of the greatest cries of relief ever uttered. A moment came when Christ knew that He had fulfilled His mortal mission, the moment when the Father accepted His sacrifice as the ultimate display of love for us all.

In Agony He Prayed

What kind of ‘agony’ would one have to be in to bleed from every pore? What kind of suffering was happening in the olive garden that night, that requied the strengthening hand of an angel to sustain the Greatest of us all? What trial was coming that had the Messiah asking if there was another way? We may not comprehend, but how grateful I am that Christ fulfilled His mission of love so we can return to the Father!

Christ Ascends

I wanted an image to encompass the Atonement in one. From Gethsemane  represented by the olive trees in the lower edges, to Calvary represented by the crosses at the bottom. Christ ascends from the empty tomb and overcomes the world.

These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

– John 16:33

About Chad Winks

In my earliest memories, I recall wanting to capture the world I experienced on paper. With crayons and pencils, I would recreate what I saw around me. As I got older, I wanted my art to capture how I felt about my experiences, and recently it embraced the faith that is central to my life.  Raised in Idaho, there was little to do but draw, so I drew and painted, won competitions and excelled in the field of art. When I was a thug teenager I had some struggles that caused me to rub shoulders with the dark side, but when I was 20 years old, with the support of loving parents and missionaries, I gained faith in Christ and it changed my life. This is what I love to express. For me, my paintings are my testimony and I am honored to share them with the world.


I am married to my beautiful wife Jennifer and have two kids with her, 10 years apart. We travel the USA full-time in an RV. My profession is centered on User Experience and User Interface design, but I am excited to finally kick myself in the pants and add my paintings to my life’s contribution.