Meet the Artist Davene Michie
Davene Michie was born and raised in Calgary, Canada. She grew up in a Christian home with her dad, mom, and younger sister. At age 17 difficult experiences caused roots of unforgiveness and bitterness to crowd out her relationship with Jesus Christ. Thus, she walked alone, away from the Lord for 11 years. A gifted musician and artist she lived as a professional singer and entertainer during that time.
In 2002, Davene realized that the success and adoration offered in the music industry didn’t fill her up. The hurt and loneliness she was running from would not be healed by any other means than returning to Jesus. While touring, she always carried a Bible and one night in her hotel room she sat down and opened it at the beginning. She read most of the book of Genesis in one sitting and knew she had to make a radical change.
Through the Bible, the Lord showed Davene that He wanted to make her “a new creation” restored, healed, forgiven, and made new in Him. When she came home to Calgary, the Lord called her away from music for about six months, to detoxify “from the world” she had been so deeply involved. In that time, she realized that the fix, the high of praise and attention as a professional singer, was nothing compared to using her gifts for the Lord.
She has continued to be involved in music but now uses it as a tool to worship and praise the Lord for all that He as done in her life. She has also developed her other artistic talents in the forms of painting, drawing and mixed media. Her voice as an artist has changed, and she now sings a new song, a song of thanksgiving to Jesus.
The Lord has given Davene a heart to share the truth, her joy, and love that Jesus has for others. As her intermate relationship with the Lord has grown, her passions and interests in music, art, and sharing the gospel have become more dynamic. She is involved with the youth group at her church, has worked with other artists who desire to use their gifts to glorify God, and also has a deep heart for community outreach.
The Inspiring Art Piece
Message from the Artist
“Art is a way to praise and worship. Just as I sing praise to the Lord, I can sing on the canvas and paper. Led by the Holy Spirit, the depth of meaning in this piece is a representation of what the Lord has done in my life and of my desire to see that work accomplished in everyone’s life. There is no comparison to the satisfaction found in worshipping the Lord my God and Creator who made me, gifted me, and knows me better than I know myself. Art is a way to pour out what the Lord has poured into me.”
“Thank you, Jesus, for saving me and making me whole. I know who I am in Christ.”