THE HIDDEN PASSION - a series of 15 narrative compositions entitled - depicting the last events of the life of Christ. Oil on wood panels – sizes 4’ x 5’ to 4’ x 8’.

FOR SALE – prices on application

1 THE LAST SUPPER

1 THE LAST SUPPER

The Last Supper

"It was just before the Passover Feast. Jesus knew that the time had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he now showed them the full extent of his love".

John 13:1
2 THE FOOT WASHING

2 THE FOOT WASHING

"Jesus rose from the meal and took off his outer clothing. He wrapped a towel around his waist and, pouring water into the basin, began to wash his disciples' feet. Peter said, "Lord, you shall never wash my feet!" Jesus replied "You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand. Unless I wash you, you can have no part with me".

John 13:4-8
3 GETHSEMANE TREE

3 GETHSEMANE TREE

Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane. He began to be sorrowful and troubled. Going a little away from them, he fell with his face to the ground, and prayed: "Abba, all things are possible for you. Let this cup pass from me .... yet not as I will, but what you will".

Mark 14:32-36
4 THE LIVING WORD

4 THE LIVING WORD

Search me, God, and know my heart;
Test me, and know my anxious thoughts...
And lead me in the everlasting Way

Psalm 139
5 THE BETRAYAL

5 THE BETRAYAL

6 THE SCOURGING

6 THE SCOURGING

7 BEHOLD THE MAN

7 BEHOLD THE MAN

Then Pilate said to them: "What, then, shall I do with Jesus?"
And they cried out: "Crucify him~ Crucify him"

Matthew 27:22
8 THE FALL

8 THE FALL

"Women of Jerusalem,
weep not for me!"

Luke 23:28
9 DIVISION OF THE GARMENTS

9 DIVISION OF THE GARMENTS

(A Lament for Srebrenica 1995)

When crucifixion came to Srebrenica, there was a holocaust. The men and boys were separated from the women and babies. Families were divided. The women were shipped by lorry to Tuzla, and many of them were ambushed on the journey. The men and the boys were herded on to the airstrip. After one week there were no more reports of them. The world now knows that up to 8.000 people were killed on that airstrip while the attention of the western press focused on the next safe haven to be threatened.

Is it just poetic imagery to suggest that the shapes we see, maybe in weathered sandstone, so resemble carved figures and faces that the natural world itself seems to be responding with horror to the desolation of those hours?

Perhaps the worst atrocity that can ever be perpetrated is the forcible separation of loved ones, who like the seamless robe of Jesus. are designed to be a unity.

'Yea, dogs are all around me; a company of evil-doers encircle me; they have pierced my hands and my feet, so that I can count all my bones. They have divided my clothing among them, and for my raiment they have cast lots.'

When the soldiers had crucified Jesus they took his garments and made four parts, also his tunic. But the tunic was without seam, woven from top to bottom, so they said to one another, 'let us cast lots for it, to see whose it shall be'


When the soldiers had crucified Jesus, they took his garments and made four piles, also his tunic. But the tunic was without seam, woven from top to bottom as one piece, so they said to one another: "Let us cast lots for it to see whose it shall be"

John 19:23,24
10 THE CRUCIFIXION

10 THE CRUCIFIXION

11 THE ATONEMENT

11 THE ATONEMENT

"It is Accomplished"

John 19:30
12 THE DORMITION

12 THE DORMITION

13 THE EMPTY TOMB

13 THE EMPTY TOMB

Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. She came running to the disciples, and said, "They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him!"

John 20:1,2
14 NOW IS PEACE   BROKE OUT

14 NOW IS PEACE BROKE OUT

Commission: WOMAN AT THE WELL – a narrative composition – oil on canvas 3’6” x 4’6”.