Images from the Luttrell Psalter

Images from the Luttrell Psalter

Some months ago I was asked by Lord Cormack, chairman of the Historic Lincoln Trust, to create a series of paintings based directly on images from the Luttrell Psalter. The British Library has loaned this magnificent fourteenth century manuscript to Lincoln for the summer so that it can be displayed as part of Lincolnshire’s Great Exhibition. Here is my series in its entirety. All are painted in egg tempera with, as far as is possible,...

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Artist in Residence, Lincoln Cathedral.

Artist in Residence, Lincoln Cathedral.

I am absolutely over the moon. I have been offered the post of Artist in Residence at Lincoln Cathedral for 2015 / 2016. Obviously, there is some competition for a fantastic opportunity like this, so I have been keeping my fingers crossed and waiting for the post to arrive with news about my application for weeks! During the term of residence my aim is to produce a series of illuminated work inspired by the Cathedral’s own illuminated...

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Lincolnshire’s Great Exhibition

Lincolnshire’s Great Exhibition

From June 27th to September 27th 2015 Lincoln will be hosting a unique exhibition. Across five sites – the Wren and Medieval Libraries of the Cathedral, the David P J Ross Magna Carta Vault, the Collection and the Usher Gallery – visitors will be able to see wonderful art associated with the county. The Historic Lincoln Trust has worked closely with the great public and private collections, with work being leant from the Royal...

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Lincoln Castle Revealed!

Lincoln Castle, originally built in the 11th century, has undergone a £22 million pound refit. Today the doors were re-opened for the first time.                 It was windy, but the sun shone and everybody seemed to be having a good time. A great day for the people of...

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Wavy Stars in Medieval Art

Wavy Stars in Medieval Art

The Luttrell Psalter is full of imaginative marginalia. Nevertheless, the simple image below remains one of my favourites and is one which I really enjoyed painting. I’m not at all sure about the purpose of the ‘golf clubs’ the shepherds are holding, or why the man in blue is wearing such impressive gloves, but I do love the message, the facial expressions and, of course, the wavy star.   ‘And there were shepherds...

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