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 … Continue reading It’s a new day dawning
"He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters.” 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 … Continue reading He reached down from on high.
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 … Continue reading Icon Out.
I had a week serving as chaplain on the island of Bardsey for a week. This is a what I got up to. https://youtu.be/qLsPlhFlyRs
Soul Food 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 … Continue reading Soul Food Board
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, … Continue reading The great embrace
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 … Continue reading Painting for people…
With my friend Adrian Semerene teaching at Ridley Hall 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 … Continue reading ‘From/to’ paintings.
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 … Continue reading Night and day shining!
I've been thinking a lot about the story of the 'pearl of great price.' You may know the short parable already, but just in case here it is: "Also, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant who was searching for fine pearls. When he found a valuable pearl, he went away, sold everything he … Continue reading The art of searching