Meet the Artist
Pat Marvenko Smith is a free-lance commercial illustrator and designer whose career has spanned over 25 years. She has done various types of artwork for publishers, businesses, ad agencies and ministries in the United States and Canada. Pat's work has been commissioned for books, newspapers, magazines, brochures, video covers, CD covers, posters, t-shirts, catalog covers and television.
After rededicating her life and talents to the Lord in 1980, Pat was led to and accepted a challenge that very few artists have accepted. She illustrated the Book of Revelation from beginning to end. This project was not commissioned by a publisher, but was done out of necessity and a desire to help a group of teenage Sunday school students better understand the message in Revelation by seeing the visions described there. In preparation for teaching the class, Pat searched bookstores and libraries in vain for visual materials to supplement her teaching. The Book of Revelation, the last book in the Bible, was given in the form of fantastic visual images. The artist felt that it needed to be taught in the same way in which the Lord gave it to the apostle John --- visually! She came to the realization that if she wanted the materials, she would have to illustrate the visions herself. She also realized that the only way she could do such a difficult task, was with God's guidance. It took constant prayer, extensive research, and thousands of hours of hard work. There were many times when she felt as if the power of the Holy Spirit was flowing through her and out the tip of her brush! Her artistic portrayal, in watercolors, acrylics and airbrush, captured every detail of the scriptures within 40 full color illustrations. Her students were truly blessed, but God had bigger plans for this work that He had inspired Pat to do.
After being asked to appear on an internationally broadcast Christian talk show with the original art in 1982, Pat received hundreds of letters and calls from people wanting prints of the art for their own teaching needs. Only then did Pat realize that her artwork on Revelation was needed by others as a teaching tool for this very important book. In 1983 the artist, with the help of her husband Joel Smith, established a business called Revelation Productions that has since then produced and distributed, by mail order, the only complete visual teaching series available for the Book of Revelation. God's word in picture form is now being sent around the world helping people to visualize and better understand the mysteries of the Book of Revelation. People can now study the book in the way God revealed it -- visually. For art prints and visual teaching materials on the Book of Revelation visit Pat's website: www.revelationillustrated.com
Pat has shared her Revelation series and her testimony many times on Christian TV locally, nationally & internationally. The artwork has been used by many well known ministries and companies such as: Jack Van Impe Ministries, Walk Thru The Bible Ministries, Prophecy In the News (J.R. Church), God's News Behind the News (Ray Brubaker), Voice of Evangelism (Perry Stone), World Prophetic Ministries (David Breese), Endtime Productions, Crossroads Communications, Standard Publishing, & Questar Inc.
She is listed in Who's Who In the East, and Who's Who of Emerging Leaders.
Most importantly, Pat is a part of the kingdom of God, through Jesus Christ whom she is most honored to be able to serve with her artistic talents.