People Who Inspire Joni: Ron DiCianni

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Sept. 25, 2011

joni and ron holding up a painting his has given to joniRon DiCianni is a Christian artist who has illustrated not only several of my children’s books, but has provided art for scores of other Christian books by other authors – he’s an amazing oil painter whose Christian themes are easily recognized by many believers. Ron’s paintings are prized by thousands of art collectors throughout the world. An illustrator for twenty-five years, has dedicated his talents solely to the task of proclaiming the Good News. His passion is to renew visual arts in the church – he recently completed a 40’ long mural of Christ’s resurrection for the Museum of Biblical Arts in Dallas (my friends and I had a chance to visit his studio and see the huge painting before it was shipped to Dallas). Ron is a wonderful friend and a dear brother in Christ – if your travels ever bring you to Dallas, visit the museum and enjoy a close-up look at this widely acclaimed oil painting of the resurrection of our Savior. In this picture, Ron is presenting me with a gift of his painting “Divine Healing” which now hangs in the International Disability Center.



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Thank you for letting us know about this! That painting is beautiful in so many ways!!
  • Dec. 1, 2011
  • 1:30 p.m.
  • Carla Gade
Hi Joni, I love you and always have. I read your very first 2 books when they came out years ago. My kids grew up listening to your tapes. My devotional 'Tapestry' which shared that you now have chronic pain and breast cancer. Your speed bumps are way bigger than mine! You have always handled yours with such grace and humility, with a thankful spirit. You're my role model. Thank you Joni. I always enjoyed your paintings being an artist myself, (animals and flowers). Ron DiCianni's work is great! love from Lenore
  • Oct. 12, 2011
  • 1:05 p.m.
  • Lenore Rae Dykstra
Dear Joni, I admire gifted painters who want to serve God in His Kingdom.I myself can- not paint but that doesn't mean I can appreciate a beautiful painting! God has given all sorts of gifts to the Body of Christ.We need each other to be edified in love and to become more like Jesus.How rich is God that He has given talents to the Church to serve each other!
  • Sept. 27, 2011
  • 9:14 a.m.
  • San Tjoa