"Hope in the Night" is inspired by the feeling of a glimpse of hope that can brighten our hearts and minds on a difficult journey. I chose to paint this small sparrow in a quiet moment of contemplation looking up to the glow of the moonlight as a symbol of the hope God gives on our journey if we are willing to pause and look up to Him.

- Mel Kistner

Hope in the Night

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Finished black edges
Varnished and Ready to hang

Signed on front

16" h x 20" w x 2" d
2 lbs. 0 oz.



Mel Kistner
Oviedo, Florida

Getting to Know Mel

Mel Kistner uses her experience in art therapy to create works with themes of redemption and hope. She recently completed a commissioned painting for a counseling center. She often paints birds to represent freedom, human emotions, and human responses to the world. Currently living in Orlando, she finds inspiration in a range of artists, from Frida Kahlo to Andrew Wyeth.