CREATIVE LICENSE: In addition to the 40 paintings that appear in With a Mighty Hand, Daniel Nevins also created some alternate images, such as this abstract of the burning bush.

Daniel Nevins exhibits paintings inspired by the Torah

Childrens book publisher Candlewick Press paired local artist Nevins with writer Amy Ehrlich and together they created With a Mighty Hand: The Story in the Torah. Nevins’ part of that publication was a series of 40 narrative paintings depicting various characters and scenes from the first five books of the Bible. Those works will be shown for the first time, alongside some of Nevins’ related paintings and large-scale abstracts, at UNC Asheville’s S. Tucker Cooke Gallery. An opening reception takes place Thursday, Sept. 24.