Dempsey Essick is a self taught, self expressed realist watercolor artist. He is known as the Hummingbird Bird Artist; not only for the hummingbirds he paints but for the hidden hummingbirds he hides in his paintings.
I love Christmas. I have always loved Christmas and I am always sad when itís over. But this year my holiday was extended. I began working on this piece in December while our tree was still up and I painted on it well into January. Even when our holiday decorations were put away, I still felt the joy of Christmas in my heart. The more I worked on it the more I fell in love with the little homespun snowmen that had been purchased by Shelley in an Atlanta Gift Shop. They brought to mind the three wise men who visited Baby Jesus and I knew that would be a perfect title. I am so pleased that this painting will be used by the North Carolina Baptist Childrenís Home as their 2005 Christmas Card. As always, I have included the rebus type image of a hummingbird in the painting.
But now abideth faith, hope, love, these three; and the greatest of these is love. I Cor 13:13