People of the Way
Church of Scotland General Assembly 2016
Oil on Canvas, 180cm x 180 cm
“People of the Way” was painted live at the Church of Scotland’s General Assembly in 2016. Featuring fourteen people involved with the Poverty Truth Commission the painting takes inspiration from the last chapter of Luke’s Gospel, where the disciples are deep in conversation as they walk along the road from Jerusalem to Emmaus.
The Poverty Truth Commission brings together some of Scotland’s key decision makers with those living at the sharp end of poverty. They work together towards overcoming poverty in Scotland; ensuring that those affected by decisions are central to decision-making. The Commission believes poverty will only be truly addressed when those who experience it first-hand are at the heart of the process.