I am an artist amazed by the beauty of the created world, especially the light. I am self taught.
My statement as an artist is that there is so much visual joy in this world that if anyone is able to see it, it can lead him to contemplate on the source of beauty, which is God.
I think that art is a tool to express my wonder toward the Creator.
Plato thought that art is an imitation. I agree with him but also think that if an imitation can be so beautiful, how much more beautiful the original creation is.
So art does have a meaning only until it is mirroring back something from what is really there. And it does. Enjoy it!