Recent Completed Commissions

At the moment I am busy with commissions - a blessing that keeps me hard at work - and planning an online gilding resource for students, as well as the joy of parenting an almost 11 year old, gardening and watching the babies in the parish grow into toddlers (my favourite age). Saint Antipas of Pergamon:Edinburgh is blessed with many doctors and dentists - especially in our Community, where students come from Greece for the high standard of post-graduate course available at the University of Edinburgh. Two Cypriot friends who have sadly gone back now got together with ten others in the Church … [Read more...]

An icon from start to finish.

This little icon has taken many months. Not because it takes many months but, for many reasons, I kept liking the stage we were at & leaving things be for a while. Having finally completed the enormous icon of the Transfiguration - more on that later! - I wanted to complete this so I have, as it were, a clean slate. This icon is based on the extremely old Theotokos of Philermos, but after a 16th century example. I saw it on the cover of a book by Egon Sendler and was transfixed. I have only experienced that feeling a few times and never before from a computer monitor rendering of an … [Read more...]

A Two Palette Day

After days of glueing, sanding, gilding & drawing, finally a few consecutive hours to paint. I like a degree of order to my table, although it rarely lasts too long. Brushes are picked up, washed out, marks made on paper, drips fall. Dusk falls too soon, although now after 5pm. I adore daylight. After singing and praying and painting and being lost, suddenly I'm not alone. (Still a long way to go...) … [Read more...]