Illuminated Letters

In late 2020, I began researching illuminated manuscripts and letters in preparation for an individual show at the Emporia Arts Center Trusler Gallery. The images displayed here are my interpretations and explorations of typography, drawing, and illumination.

I have been experimenting with various combinations of ink, gouache, watercolor, and gold leaf on paper. I also plan on trying calf skin, sheep skin, and goat skin. Images are drawn with calligraphy pens and brushes.

With some of the letters, I have reused the same basic design and then explored different solutions with color and media. Many of the images shown here have been sold, but I will continue to add more as I continue to practice and learn new techniques.