Meditation/Reflection/Spirit

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.

Prodigal

Prodigal

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

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Glorious yet contracted light

A baby held in the hand, expressing the glory of incarnation

Trinity

Trinity

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.

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St Hilda looks towards Whitby

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.

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I’ve always found John Tavener’s music deep and thoughtful.
This pair of paintings inspired by his music are called
Fall
and
Resurrection
They can stand alone or together vertically as here

Jenny Mather    Blackberry Barn Studio, Main Road, Bamford, Hope Valley, S33 0AY
01433 651795     jenny@jennymather.co.uk