Work by Pontifex University Student

Here is work by Fr Neil Chatfield who has just completed this painting for my online class A Study of Artistic Method for Patrons and Artists.

All students work on an illumination in egg tempera as part of the class and I instruct them on how to draw and paint it with recorded lessons. To my knoweldge this is the first painting done by Fr Neil in an iconic style in egg tempera.

He is a priest of the Anglican Ordinariate and I am especially pleased at his interest in the style of the School of St Albans upon which this is based. It has always seemed to me that given the common connections in so many ways in the Church of medieval England, this late Romanesque/Early Gothic style might be the starting point of a distinctive but traditional artistic style for today’s Ordinariate.

Time will tell!

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