Iris Carignan - Author, Speaker & Artist

ABOUT IRIS

Iris is a published author, artist, speaker, and poet. She has written and illustrated several children’s books. “Fresh Eyes: Seeing God in the Unexpected” made its debut in 2016 with great success.

Iris’ love of God, art, and writing began nearly simultaneously at the young age of nine. Providentially, she came to faith in Jesus, had her first painting lesson, and wrote her first book that same year. She recognized the power of a good story back then and since that time, she has continued to seek to know God better and to pursue ways to express her faith into all areas of life and art. Incorporating her faith came naturally from the start and writing became one way she could creatively weave-in faith’s message.

As an award-winning artist, Iris has been recognized both locally and nationally. Her paintings hang in collections around the nation and have gained her the reputation of being a painter of peace. However, she considers her best work of art to be her longtime marriage to her husband, Larry, and their three children and seven grandchildren.

BOOKS

Author Iris Carignan reveals God’s amazing ways and unexpected ironies through a collection of true stories complemented with poetry. The author’s inspirations include a revelation given to the CEO of Joni and Friends and to a Muslim woman.

ARTWORK

Iris is an artist with a deep and passionate appreciation for the beauty of God’s creation which is reflected in her artwork. Take a moment to view and buy her artwork!

NEWS & UPDATES

God continues to move Iris in new directions with greater inspiration. Find out how by visiting her website regularly or subscribe to her mailing list and join us on Facebook.

Running the Race in Stride

Oh that we should ride on the strength of the Lord Each and every day of our race. Oh, that we would let His swift and powerful legs Continue to set the pace. Oh, that each day’s trumpet would Open the gate and start us with great vigor, And harnessed to Him ‘t would carry our spirits, With all of His might and rigor. Imagine […]

Freedom’s Never Free

There is a land Of which I’m certain Is a land of the brave and free. It was built by our great fathers, Built for you and built for me. It wasn’t born without a trial, Nor did it happen easily. The men who died To bring us freedom Gave their lives for you and me. So when you stand and see old glory, Or […]

A Surprising Perspective

As our plane approached LAX on the evening of our return from a vacation, a large number of passengers began making o-o-oh sounds. I glanced out my window and saw a most amazing and surprising sight – fireworks exploding everywhere for miles. It was an awesome and most interesting perspective of our nation’s birthday celebration for the 4th of July. Of course I have seen […]