Religious icons

Religious icons

I recently went to Perugia for a few days and in their National gallery I saw an exhibition of Icon and religious paintings. Wow how beautiful, I’m not religious but I can appreciate the skill, talent and beauty of this work. What really turned me on was the decay, the wear and tear, the fading away of these wonderful pieces.

I have been working with Watercolour, pen, acrylic, gold leaf, and collage on hand made paper. It’s all about the textures, the wear and tear and the distressed effect from ageing.

Exhibiting at the Tamar Valley Centre, Gunnerslake, Cornwall Saturday for a week.