Location, Location, Location

Location: St Patrick's Well Orvieto and Danae The Umbrian city of Orvieto and its environs in Latium and Tuscany have provided me with most of my locations for the Belle. Sometimes I realise the image on location, but occasionally this is physically impossible as was the case with Danae (2009) for which I wished to... Continue Reading →


The myth of Danae has been treated very differently by artists. The original tale lauding Zeus' un-stoppability, ingenuity and sexual prowess metamorphosed in the middle ages to a righteous tale of Marian purity in which Danae prefigured the Virgin Mary. Later still the Renaissance painter Fiorentino cast a talismanic medallion of a hopeful Danae lying... Continue Reading →

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