Tag: Ikon

Icon of St George and the Dragon

After many weeks in the studio, a copy of the famous 15th century Novgorod icon of St George and the Dragon has been completed and blessed.


Dark Chanting Goshawk

A new painting in ikon form of a raptor from sub-Saharan Africa. This remarkable bird has been trapped, not in mist nets or traps, but in pigments and gesso by the artist.


The Great Prince

Any copy of Rublev’s icon of the Archangel Michael is by axiomatic definition, a poor copy. At just 10x15cm this is a mere 1:100 scale version of the original masterpiece, however as Ouspensky taught, the old icons are the best teachers.


Jynx Torquilla

The idea of this work came to me from thinking about the hierarchy of birds and which species would be more likely to be witnesses to great events by virtue of their innate presence or spiritual connection. The eurasian Wryneck (Jynx Torquilla) emerged as a fascinating subject of study for a painting, and in time……


Podiceps Christatus

The interaction of birds in a ritualised and choreographed, yet innate, manner is a wonder to behold. The fact remains however that the courtship display of the great crested grebe is also beautiful. Do the birds recognise this as such? This painting seeks to communicate some of the quiet dignity of this miraculous behaviour and……