I am a fine art painter by profession. In addition I have been performing live painting events, primarily in churches, since 1990. I've coined the term "art theatre" to describe these events. Art theatre differs from "worship painting" in that art theatre is a storytelling medium. Art theatre tells the story using primarily visual means, (usually through dance, mime, movement, or in my case, paint.) Of course, conventional theatre is also a storytelling medium. However, it carries the story primarily through scripted spoken word.
My art theatre pieces (so far) do not utilize my voice at all. I think this may present interesting possibilities for cross-cultural visual communication, but to date I have had little opportunity to perform in cross-cultural settings.
2016 UPDATE: My current focus is an online children's storybook company, launched in 2014. I'm writing and illustrating storybooks for kids designed to instill and reinforce a biblical worldview. Please sign up on my website to receive updates!
STORYBOOK WEBSITE: www.bigpicturepublishing.com