In the tradition of the great bibles from the Romanesque era comes this workshop. "In the beginning..." uses the opening lines of John's Gospel combined with a beautiful Illuminated letter I. This workshop was created several years ago for a live class and so it has no video content. It does however, have a detailed 10 page booklet with step-by-step instructions for creating this piece.
I am a professional artist and teacher who has been passionately creating Medieval Illuminated manuscripts for thirty years. My work has been sold all over the world. Trained as an art teacher I have taught hundreds of people how to create illuminations for themselves.
Frequently Asked Questions
I believe that keeping this beautiful art form alive is very important, so I want to teach you and help perpetuate this time honoured tradition. I also see how illumination can be used to help you. As a gentle, meditative practice; it calms the mind and helps you to focus. In a busy, digital world… it is important to take time out for yourself, make something tangible and connect to your inner creativity. Most of all, the act of creating the beauty for yourself, helps to restore your own inner balance.