Tronson du Coudray desk top art 'Pale Green Images'
Every month for the Tweed Heads Chamber of Commerce business car-draw I have now for many years presented a desk top art work and they have been well received. Desk top art works are small in nature, that sit on an executive's or a corporate desk and has a significance to that person and highly appreciative.
Some years ago now, in 2014 I presented four 'desk top' art works to the New Zealand young writers from the 2013 Basil Sellers Young Writers winners from the year before.
This was in 2014 at the Wellington young writer's conference with Major Christina Tyson the Editor of War Cry New Zealand and one of the New Zealand Panellists for the young writers who did the honours in presenting these awards.
Winners from 2013 September conference in Melbourne at the annual Young Writers Awards Conference as determined by seven international Panellists were Daniel Jang (Wellington), Sam Burrows (Auckland – Theology Award) and equal second place, Casey Murray (Auckland) and Sophia Sinclair (Christchurch).
The 'desk top' art works by Tronson du Coudray fitted into luggage from Australia for the occasion and were specifically painted for the occasion.
- Daniel Jang'spresented art work titled Trinity is a reflection of Daniel's article on that subject last year which scored one of the highest readerships in Christian Today for 2013. That article was titled The greatest mystery of Christianity.
photograph - Daniel Jang
- Sam Burrows' presented art work titled Challenge of faith is a reflection of Sam's article titled “Whakama – it's a bit of a shame” where he works through a range of considerations within a theological framework.
photograph – Sam Burrows
- Casey Murray'spresented art work work titled The Plan is a reflection of Casey's article 'So What's the Plan?' exploring God's Will and the manner in which we live our lives without a audible clear voice from God. This was one of the most read 2013 articles in Christian Today and republished in many publications including Encounter magazine.
photograph - Casey Murray
- Sophia Sinclair'spresented art work titled Boy Child is both a reflection on her article titled What does Google say about you, and that Sophia and husband Andrew celebrated the birth of their first only eight weeks ago, Guy Douglas.
photograph - Sophia Sinclair
Dr Mark Tronson is a Baptist minister (retired) who served as the Australian cricket team chaplain for 17 years (2000 ret) and established Life After Cricket in 2001. He was recognised by the Olympic Ministry Medal in 2009 presented by Carl Lewis Olympian of the Century. He mentors young writers and has written 24 books, and enjoys writing. He is married to Delma, with four adult children and grand-children. Dr Tronson writes a daily article for Christian Today Australia (since 2008) and in November 2016 established Christian Today New Zealand.
Mark Tronson's archive of articles can be viewed at
Dr Mark Tronson - a 4 min video
Chairman – Well-Being Australia
Baptist Minister 45 years
- 1984 - Australian cricket team chaplain 17 years (Ret)
- 2001 - Life After Cricket (18 years Ret)
- 2009 - Olympic Ministry Medal – presented by Carl Lewis
- 2019 - The Gutenberg - (ARPA Christian Media premier award)
Gutenberg video - 2min 14sec
Married to Delma for 45 years with 4 children and 6 grand children