The second of my spiritual-themed artworks, The Discarded Cloak of Self is a more finished version of a small sketch I had done during a time of personal reflection. In this picture, a man casts off the old, stained ‘cloak of self’ that has burdened him for so long and he steps forth, a new man, shimmering with the glory of God. It is a picture of transformation - of the new creation referred to in 2 Corinthians 5:17.
This work was the first piece I did that has a spiritual theme. It contrasts the biblical texts of 1 Peter 5:8 and 1 John 4:4
A frosty, winter's day at Capernwray Hall.
Magnolias are one of my favourite flowers. This may well be because of a print of magnolia flowers that hung in my grandparents' house as I was growing up. Magnolias trigger memories of happy times for me. They are stunning flowers nonetheless. I always love to take a walk in the Rhododendron Gardens when the magnolias are in bloom. I gave the title 'Rejoice' to this piece as it is as though the tree is worshiping its maker with outstretched limbs.
The second pastel drawing I have done of magnolias, the photograph I worked from was taken in the Rhododendron Gardens in Olinda. Sunlight is caught within the flower, lighting it up with a beautiful glow.