It’s a new day

I painted for five days. One of the biggest art projects I have ever undertaken! Here’s a short film tracking the process and thinking behind it:

It’s a new day dawning

It’s grey and miserable and it feels like I haven’t seen the sun for an age and a half! Two weeks ago I watched it rise. It was a morning like no other- an opportunity to simply sit and wait for the sun to dawn. Here’s a short film of 5 paintings that have flowed…

He reached down from on high.

I’ve done a series of paintings recently based on a simple verse from 2 Samuel 22.17. The one above is a large 90cm by 90cm painting with gold leaf, inks, masking fluid and acrylic paint this beauty would make a stunning feature in a room. The message that accompanies it is that God is our…

Icon Out.

Due to Covid no one is allowed to use the simple Prayer Room on the island of Bardsey. Only the chaplain. In the heart of this room is a special icon. A picture that is used in prayer. It captures so much of what the island means to me, a place of encounter and meeting…

Soul Food Board

Yesterday as part of our ‘lighthouse cafe- inside out’ I created a soul food board to engage with people. The idea is to encourage people to pause and think about how to nourish their soul. I’ve been fascinated with the symbolism of feathers and the promises of covering and protection found in the scriptures associated…

The great embrace

I miss hugging people in this time of the world wide pandemic. I’m going to hug more often when this is all over! It’s hard keeping your distance when you see people suffering. The Easter story is a story of a great embrace. Transcendent holy God embracing humankind in our suffering by taking upon himself,…

Painting for people…

This morning someone called round to pick up a painting from my home. It’s one that I’ve worked on over the last 3 weeks and I’ve really enjoyed painting it. There’s been loads of colour and vibrant light. There’s lots of symbolism and meaning behind the painting which are personal to the person I painted…

‘From/to’ paintings.

Yesterday I spoke at Ridley Hall college in Cambridge on ‘Creative worship.’ Part of the day was a practical for the students to capture something of their story of the ‘from and to.’ The challenge I gave them was to show where they had journeyed from and to where? Here are some of the ‘from…

Night and day shining!

I got to spend the day creating and painting with my daughters. I was commissioned by my friend Andy Putt (in the picture above) who leads ‘streetlight project’ in Wimborne, Dorset. He asked me to paint a corridor by the loos of the centre. And seeing as it was him who asked me, I said…