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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Noah’s Ark

Images of Noah’s ark are relatively common in medieval art, the story of the flood being familiar to Christians, Jews and Muslims alike. Lincoln Cathedral’s image of the ark is found in the stained glass at the east end of the building. The glass dates back to the early 13th century and shows Noah, the dove and an interesting vessel with a masonry structure and wooden hull. A similar image can be seen in a manuscript of the same...

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A presentation piece for HRH The Duke of Gloucester

A presentation piece for HRH The Duke of Gloucester

Last night Lincolnshire’s Great Exhibition was formally opened by His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester. As a token of the city’s appreciation Lord Cormack, chairman of the Historic Lincoln Trust, presented him with one of my paintings based on the Luttrell Psalter. I am thrilled and honoured to have had my work chosen.     It was a wonderful evening. I was presented to the Duke, met some lovely people and drank a...

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