A Book of Hours and a Medieval Herbal

It’s been a while since I posted new work here – not because there isn’t any new work but because there is so much work to be done that I haven’t got around to writing about it! I thought I would show you a couple of pieces which show the contras read more

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Manuscript illumination courses

Manuscript illumination courses

My March workshop at the Heritage Skills Centre, Lincoln Castle, booked up so quickly that several new dates have been added – and several new workshops.             New Manuscript Illumination Course Dates. I will be running my introductory course on May 7th and September 17th. The booking link for the May workshop is here. The course is designed to be a ‘taster’ session, starting with the use of...

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The Dreamer

The Dreamer

Here’s my latest illuminated page, a contemporary one this time. This lady was a life-drawing model at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam when we were lucky enough to visit last year. I thought at the time that she would make the perfect subject for a painting – it’s just taken me a long time to complete the work! So, here she is, full size. I hope you like her.    

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A difficult end to 2014, new plans for 2015!

A difficult end to 2014, new plans for 2015!

The perils of old age… It’s hard to believe that we are on the verge of a new year already. The latter stages of 2014 were fairly grim. My father (87 years old) fell and sustained a ‘life and limb threatening’ fracture of his thigh bone. He was operated on by two first-rate consultant surgeons in Derby and survived against all the odds to tell the tale, had a long period of inpatient rehabilitation and came...

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Waggle Dance – a new painting

Waggle Dance – a new painting

The inspiration for this new painting ‘Waggle Dance’, came from a delicious British Library manuscript of a grumpy bear with bees….                 The idea buzzed around in my head for a while (my husband would love that pun!) until I went to see the Court and Craft exhibition at the Courtauld and saw the beautiful geometric designs created in 14th century Iraq. This was the result of...

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