Our Last Supper
Oil on Panel, 244cm x 122cm
This was the very first image Iain painted in St George’s Tron, Church of Scotland, as a pilot project for the full Gospel Sketchbook project. The Last Supper is the central image to Christianity; it is round the table that Jesus said, ‘remember me’. Guests of Glasgow City Mission were selected as the models – choosing some of the most marginalised in society to be painted rather that those who are richer.
People often ask “which of the people in the painting is Jesus?” It felt important to Iain that no one stood out as a conventional Christ figure; in Matthew 25, Jesus says, ‘whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me’ and with that in mind, any one of the poorest people we meet can represent Jesus.