Who is your favorite living Catholic artist? This is a great big question because it includes the arts of fine art, sculpture, architecture, music, and film. You don't need one for each category but just one or two artists you like very well. Prayer before and during painting is a major contributing factor in my choice of Ann Chapin. Her style of iconography is not so stark and includes many figures and furnishings. Although done in iconographic method, the faces, figures and clothing resemble reality; they have body and perspective.
My second favorite Catholic artist is Audrey Assad https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sikF_phQHZw Audrey is a very talented musician presently on tour in the U.S. http://www.audreyassad.com/ Her voice is beautiful and her very Catholic songs are remarkable for their lyrics and for their composition.
Catholic art can take the range between traditional and contemporary. Each calls us to prayer (sacred art). Each stirs our feeling of faith and emotions we feel when close to God. The Catholic Church is rich with beautiful imagery, both historically and contemporarily. It is a little hard to find living Catholic artists and that is why I need your help. Please comment to this blog post with your favorite living Catholic artist and why. God Bless you.