Archive for December, 2008

The Poor Clares

December 17, 2008


This is one of a series of 20 or so painted panels, the above showing St Francis preaching to the birds, the series devoted to the lives of St Francis and St Clare. These were executed in acrylic paint on plywood panels for the refectory of the Monastery of St Clare in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. They are delightful examples of his imaginative interpretation of late gothic Italian primitive art.

The borders of each panel are different, inspired by but not copied from, the Romanesque church in Zilis in Switzerland.