Lady Chapel, Wroughton, Nr. Swindon Wiltshire.
Wroughton Catholic Church has a three light “Baptism of Christ” window they commissioned me to do in 2004, but in 2014 they contacted me again requesting a Walsingham Madonna.
However they already had a ceramic sculpture of the traditional Catholic Walsingham image over the altar in the Lady Chapel, so they wanted a more symbolic ‘Lily’, but with a small Walsingham Madonna included above. They gave me a diagram of their imagined layout so it became a matter of interpretation for me.
After researching various depictions of the subject I decided to do the Madonna taking an Icon style approach, but setting her in a Saxon style throne and set the large Lily below against a contrasting background of vibrant reds, all painted quite heavily to set them back against the green foliage.