The Life of St Patrick

Last March I was honoured to take part in the Home of St Patrick Festival in Northern Ireland. Events were held in three cities – Armagh, Downpatrick and Newry. During my time there I did gilding demonstrations in four beautiful cathedrals and began work on an ill read more

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The ‘Great Bible’

20th May 2017 was the 800th anniversary of the second Battle of Lincoln. Said to be one of the most decisive battles in English history it secured the future of the Plantagenet dynasty. It has been celebrated in the city by a host of events, not least of which is a fasc read more

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Lincoln Cathedral Nativity

I have wanted to paint this since I knew I was to be artist in residence at Lincoln Cathedral. It is, of course, the Christian nativity scene. The shapes of the three pieces were designed to echo the west front doors of the Cathedral and the illuminated borders were ins read more

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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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The Mary Garden, Lincoln Cathedral Cloisters

The Mary Garden, Lincoln Cathedral Cloisters

Tapestries, new and old – a starting point. A tapestry hangs above the door of Lincoln Cathedral’s treasury. I must have passed it a hundred times and never noticed it until it was pointed out to me by Joan Smith, one of the Cathedral’s invaluable volunteers.           The tapestry was apparently designed by Dean Mitchell and Miss Elizabeth Helen Comfort Crookshank and was presented to the Dean and...

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