Modern Christian Dove Art

My oldest daughter is soon getting baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and I wanted to create her some artwork to celebrate this momentous milestone. So much of religious Christian artwork can feel formal and stuffy. I wanted something modern and whimsical. Something that would speak to the sensibilities of an 8-year-old little girl who loves all things rainbow, glitter and joy!

To me, one of the most exciting things about seeing a child get baptized, is knowing they are dedicating themselves toward trying to be a better person. In our home, we talk a lot about empathy, inclusion and kindness. I truly believe Jesus Christ set the ultimate example in this regard, and would be the first one out advocating for the marginalized, including children, women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community. I am so humbled to witness my daughter grow and learn how to love all people — just as Jesus did! So often, she is the one teaching me about what it means to love others and follow Jesus. And for that, I’m grateful!

I wanted my artwork to reflect the joy, peace and wonder of a life filled with true Christ-like empathy, tenderness and advocacy for others. We are truly all better off when we lift each other.

What I came up with was a white — but colorful — watercolor dove with delicate pen work, holding an olive branch. Above the dove, is a pastel rainbow. When I showed my daughter, she gasped in delight! I’ll count that as a win!

I’ll be displaying this sweet little dove as a decoration during my daughter’s baptism. But I’m thrilled to be offering prints and stickers in my shop, too! My prints are gorgeous, heirloom-quality giclée prints on thick watercolor paper that look almost exactly like the real-deal. They make the perfect gift for a loved one getting baptized, a missionary gift, or modern Christian decor for your baby’s nursery. Or maybe use this wall art in your home as a powerful but fun Christian symbol of inclusion, love and peace.

My stickers are printed on clear vinyl, and because they’re weatherproof they are perfect for indoor or outdoor use! My stickers hold up well and retain their color, making them ideal decals for phones, laptops, water bottles, or cars.

Shop prints and stickers of my watercolor rainbow dove: both here.

Drop me a note if you get a print or sticker. I’d love to see it out in the wild!



One response to “Modern Christian Dove Art”

  1. […] was able to display the dove and rainbow artwork I made Mercedes for the occasion. It felt like the perfect fit for a happy day, for a happy, […]


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