I was sad to hear the news about Cornwall Councillor Candy Atherton . I met her many years ago when I painted a her portrait .
We met the first time at her home in 2002 , and I remember there was some excitement, as she was about to be married, and showed me her pretty wedding dress. I then began working on ideas for this painting, and felt at the time, it was important to include her engagement ring within the final portrait, to mark that happy time in her life.
If you are going to be in Marazion or planning to visit during the Cornish Celtic Way Walking Festival, you might like to join with friendly company at All Saints Church Marazion . On the following dates projected images from the Pilgrims and Shrines painting will be used as the basis for their Sacred Space Prayers.
Today I came across a photograph of my fable paintings, hung in 2010 at a solo exhibition at The Art Room, Topsham, Devon . The 28 paintings pictured here were made to fit into the lovely space the gable end wall offered. Debora has since moved her Gallery to new premises in the area. I had forgotten quite how much work was involved….
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a healthy and a peaceful New Year .
May the angels always be with you, and keep you safe x.
A little 40 page book entitled ‘Pilgrims and Shrines’ is now on sale and available for £5.00 from All Saints Church, Marazion. The painting, which records why All Saints Church was built on St Michaels Way in Cornwall, also explores life journeys and pilgrimages.
All Saints Church Marazion & I have been working together on a small book, its theme is life journeys . This little publication is for meditation, and accompanies the Pilgrims and Shrines painting now hanging in the church.
On Thursday 29th September 2016, at All Saints Church, Marazion, the large oil painting which took two years to complete, was installed and went on public view.