Much of my Religious Work has been about making God as real and familiar as a cup of tea. My Virgin Mary's are always either having or just had cups of tea. The "Virgin And Child Waving With A Cup Of Tea" for example. I have painted Jesus and John the Baptist Playing Their Gameboys too. I have painted a Practice Annunciation where the Angel Gabriel has to practice Announcing to teenage girls, because he has to get it right. And what 13 year old girl is going to say, on being told by a glowing man in her room that she is going to have a baby, "Fine. OK by me. Bring it on. Fab. Thanks." She is more likely (if it is bungled) to run away screaming, "There's a man in my room with wings and not standing on the floor says I'm going to have a baby whaaaa"
|"Jesus and John the Baptist Playing With Their Gameboys." Jesus and John were cousins, and would have played together. I like the idea of them being like any other boys, and playing with the things that were familiar to them. Oil on wood, 4' x 2'.|
|Rev Rachel Mann, ordination portrait. Wonderful woman. Poet, Vicar, Heavy Metal Guru, Thinker and Rocker of Boats. Oil on wood, about 3' x 2'.|
An Angel for a wise and spiritual lady, who loves nature and people. She loves greens and has a crown on her head. Sprigs of leaves symbolise her love of nature, and her angel looks out at her with a direct and understanding gaze.
An Angel for a very strong and wise lady, who feels buffeted by events both expected and unexpected. this is symbolised with the purple ribbons flowing around her. This lady has beautiful long blonde curled hair. She loves blues and turquoise blues especially.