Illuminated Letter J with a Jabberwocky. Gouache, gold and palladium on paper.
An Angel Messenger, adapted from a 16th century Persian illuminated manuscript of the Shahnama. Painted using traditional Islamic techniques and materials, including lapis lazuli, malachite, vermilion and gold on paper.
RUTH, an illumination in gouache and gold on vellum.
A Shamsa, or sun motif, based on a 14th century Persian illuminated Hadith manuscript. Painted using traditional Islamic techniques and materials including lapis lazuli, indigo, malachite and gold on paper.
Ladon Guardian Dragon
Ladon, Guardian Dragon. An illumination of the constellation Draco, in gouache and gold on vellum.
Vivienne and George
Vivienne and George: a Wedding Present. Gouache and gold on vellum.
A design based on Islamic ‘Square Kufic’ script, illuminated in Palladium leaf.
Monogram of T and A
Silver Wedding Present based on a sacred Banyan leaf and monogram of T and A, in gouache and palladium leaf on vellum.
The Art of Illuminated Letters
The Art of Illuminated Letters by Timothy Noad and Patricia Seligman, 1994. A popular and influential book, giving a step-by-step guide to twelve historical and contemporary illuminated letters, accompanied by alphabets, gilding and painting techniques.
Yellow-throated Miner on a Banksia Flower
Yellow-throated Miner on a Banksia Flower, with words from the Te Deum Laudamus. Gouache and gold on paper.
Illuminated Letter C with miniature of bearded iris ‘Caterina’
Words from the Latin Mass, ‘Glory be to God on high’, using gold and colour in various combinations.