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Summer 2017 Newsletter

Greetings. This March, assisted by a former student from the Diploma Icon Painting that I teach, Fran Whiteside, and my assistant Martin Earle, I completed a secco wall painting of the Transfiguration. It took us just twelve days compared to the twenty months we had just spent on two large, but nevertheless smaller mosaics, so it made a refreshing change! The work was commissioned by Father Philip Conner for the Catholic Chaplaincy at Lancaster University. We were delighted by the response from the students at the University and by these words from Father Philip...

 

Aidan and his team have created an image of magnificence: not just a very fine piece of artwork, but a means through which the whole liturgy and those participating in it, are drawn into the mystery of God. It is both a prayer and hymn in paint. Undaunted by the scale of the task, Aidan has employed consummate skill in bringing together the Word of God and created matter to bring about a creation beguiling in its beauty. The image itself has transfigured the chapel, radiating light and glory, touching the hearts of those that behold it.


Clients are often surprised how cheap wall painting is, considering the total area covered. Our technique and experience permitted us to paint this work in Lancaster within the budget of £10,000. 


An article at the work can be found on the Orthodox Arts Journal, and more images at the Aidan Hart Icons website. Benedict Scorey, a student at Lancaster University, created a brilliant timelapse video of the project, which you can see here.

 

New Mosaic Website

I have released a new website, dedicated to showcasing our mosaic work... please do have a look.

Recent Icons and Carvings

After working on two very large scale icons, the secco for Lancaster University and the mosaics for St George's in Houston, it has been a real pleasure to return to painting smaller, portable, icons. It is always a particular joy to paint icons of British saints. This is specially so considering the words of Saint Paisius of Athos, whom I met a few times, that the Church in Britain will flourish to the extent that we venerate her saints. 

Cross painted by Martin Earle at Aidan Hart Icons

 

 94 Underdale Road, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 5EE, UK

 

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