Paintings

for Chichester Cathedral

solo show

June 2021

These paintings are worked on in many layers, on a rough surface of plaster, referencing the walls of the cathedral and their ancient graffiti.
The computer screen can only hint at their texture and the visceral impact of their presence as solid, material objects. 

The dates, initials and other ciphers, incised into the plaster, evoke the feeling of a direct link with those who made them spontaneously, on the actual stone walls. Some are playful, or random, like the doodles of bored pilgrims, others record the presence of individuals who like ordinary people the world over and from time immemorial, consciously want to record their presence in a particular place. 

The ‘light’ that appears to shine through and onto the surface of these works, convey in an elemental way the coexistence of the tactile and material with the intangible and spiritual. This series of paintings as a whole points to the possibility of hope in dark times: the triumph of light over darkness. 

Transcending Sorrow   158x125cm mixed media on plaster 2021

Chichester Wall Fragment 1615  50x50cm

Wall Fragment Study 1 (framed)

Wall Fragment Study 2 (framed)

Healed 62x62 mixed media with 22carat gold leaf March 2021

Summertime  Mixed media Feb 2021

Inkling 62x62cm feb 2021

Two Ways 62x62 mixed media including 22carat gold leaf 2021 Feb-March 2021

Grounded  62x62cm 3/2021

Lightfall 125x125cm

The Dream of the Optimist  51x51cm

Heaven’s Door  62x62cm on plaster with 22 carat gold leaf

Wall Fragment with WW  51x51cm on/in plaster

Wall Fragment (H) 31x31cm 2020

2019 works completed in Italy where I had a studio in Piedmont for several weeks

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