“The scene is set against the darkened skies of a smoky battlefield as the gloried Christ moves through the midst of soldiers from all the different eras of time. As if they had stepped from the battle moments before, bloodstained and exhausted, they bow with submission, overwhelmed by emotion before the King of Kings.
On Christ’s sash is written in ancient Hebrew the words of Isaiah, “They shall turn their swords into plowshares . . . neither shall they learn war anymore.” The painting is titled, “Peace is Coming”.
With painstaking research and heartfelt execution, Jon McNaughton has pulled together an enormous amount of detail and history to add multiple layers of symbolic and historical nuance to this richly painted piece of art. The painting includes more than thirty recognizable soldiers, warriors and thirty different elements of symbolism.
Today, as the world is torn by wars and chaos there has never been a painting more timely than the new masterpiece by artist Jon McNaughton.”