Illuminated manuscript Lincoln Cathedral Mary Garden by Toni Watts
Illuminated letter R by manuscript illuminator Toni Watts
Illuminated manuscript antiphoner by manuscript illuminator Toni Watts Lincoln Cathedral

Illuminated Manuscripts

Researched, designed, then created using

Gilders cushion Toni Watts illuminated manuscripts

24 carat loose leaf gold

Azurite pigment Toni Watts manuscript illumination

Pigments extracted from rocks and roots

Vellum for illuminated manuscripts

Vellum or paper

metalpoint goldpoint Leonardo da Vinci Virgin Mary


Toni Watts Manuscript Illumination Lincoln Cathedral

Toni is a one of the few remaining professional illuminators in the UK.

She is the manuscript illuminator for Lincoln Cathedral and specialises in the creation of traditional and contemporary pages using 24 carat gold leaf and natural pigments.

Her work is inspired both by the art and architecture of the medieval period and a life-long love of the natural world.

Photo: Rob Davis.

Lincoln Cathedral artist in residence

Manuscript Illuminator Lincoln Cathedral 2016 -

Member of the Fine Art Trade Guild

Lincoln Castle heritage skills centre

Tutor, Heritage Skills Centre.

Artist in Residence Lincoln Cathedral 2015 - 16

Wildlife Artist 2005 - 2015

Tutor, Higham Hall, Cumbria.