Portrait artist's fascinating decision about how to paint Jesus after 'encounter with Christianity'

Portraiture artist Zimou Tan
Portraiture artist Zimou Tan | Leonardo Blair/The Christian Post

An artist who converted to Christianity and allows faith to infuse his work has a powerful story to share — and Christian Post reporter Leonardo Blair joins "The Inside Story" to break it all down.

Blair recently visited with Zimou Tan, a portrait artist, to learn about his inspiration as well as his decision not to show Jesus' face in his religious-themed works.

"It's kind of ironic in the way that I painted Jesus because I never painted Jesus with a straight-on portrait," Tan told Blair. "A lot of times, I either put Him under shade, under the shadow or thinking really small, the face is not clear enough. I'm a portrait specialist. Portrait is my specialty, but I do not have that courage. I don't think that I have that right to narrow down how Jesus looked like."

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