These works usually come from listening to music, reading poetry or prose.
They are often a long time in gestation before I touch the canvas and then can take a long time to emerge, a proess of back and forth communication.
From the story of the prodigal son, told by Jesus and recorded in Luke’s gospel chapter 15. When, at last , the prodgial returns his welcome by his father is overwhelming
Trinity Sunday marks the complexity and completeness of our God, 3 persons yet 1. Relational and completel.
The Trinity service included The Athanasian Creed - a very full historic statement of what Christians understand by ‘God” - Father, Son and Spirit. I was moved to paint! It is a triptych, 3 parts yet 1 expression.
Being from the North East of England the life of Hilda is important to me. I painted a series of pictures depiciting her life and calling to be Abbess of Whitby; here she is looking from her orginal base in Hartlepool towards the east cliff of Whitby where her abbey was situated.