St Michael’s Arts Festival | 4th – 15th October 2017




Invitation from Justin and Charlotte Hammer to exhibit a number of works at St Michael’s Arts Festival, St Michael’s Church, Stockwell Park Road. 15 submitted pieces included a mixture of old and new work.



Resurrection Exhibition | Our Lady of Dolours | May – November 2017



Exhibiting four works: Supper at Emmaus, egg tempera, 2017; Annunciation, oil on board 2017; Descent into Hell, 2017; Baptism of Christ, pencil on paper, 2016

‘A re-working and follow on of the exhibition  held in the Jesuit Hurtado Centre, Wapping and the Mount Street Jesuit Centre, over two weekends in April 2017.

The initative was pioneered by a very dedicated team at the Hurtado Centre and held in conjunction with the artists of St Patrick’s Studios, based in the parish in Wapping. It has brought together nearly 30 artists from different Christian denominations and artistic backgrounds in a very joyful project.

The aims were to give a taste of the Resurrection as an invitation of the restoration that God offers every day to all humanity, to taste what it is like to be restored in the fullness of life in Christ.

It is hoped that the richness of the works exhibited at Our Lady of Dolours will give a felt sense of the beauty of the Resurrection.

We are extremely grateful to the Servite Friars for enabling us to continue with this exhibition in the beautiful setting of the colonnade which will allow many more people to see it.’

Alice Robertson 2017


Exhibiting artisits: Alice Robertson, Andrew White, Bernard Allen, Daphne Kilner, David Lilley, Elizabeth McCarten, Francis Hoyland, John Cook, John Bateson-Hill, Kirsty Kerr,   Melissa Perkins, Mike Quirke, Rene De Los Reyes, Rosaleen Walsh, Tessa Hunkin, Victoria Brenninkmeijer.

Over the duration of the exhibition was supplemented with additional works including the Sacred Heart, Pantocrator III and IX, Lamp IV (Holy Spirit in Flames) and The Image of Pity,



The Merciful Father | Our Lady & St.Catherine of Siena RC Church | February 2017

Installing the Merciful Father, Our Lady St Catherine of Siena RC Church, Bow, London E3

Fr Javier expressed great satisfaction with the arrival of the Merciful Father to Bow, describing the work as “a generous gift which enhances the beauty of our Church”. Contemplating the eventual location of the canvas above the confessional  he writes “…the painting speaks about the mercy of God the Father. It is telling  that the only place we could hang a 11ft by 9ft painting is over the door of the confessional. It seems that looking at this painting and reflecting  on God’s embrace of us is the step before receiving that same loving embrace of the Father through sacramental reconciliation”.

For information on opening times or to view visit:  Our Lady & St Catherine of Siena, 177 Bow Road, London E3 2SG






Installation and Blessing of St Michael Icon at Our Lady and St Michael RC Church Garston

Consecration of Our Lady and St Michael's Church//

The feast of Our Lady of Sorrows 15 September 2016 saw the Consecration of Our Lady and St Michael, Garston, Hertfordshire, celebrated by Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster.

To mark the occasion, Fr. David Barrow, parish priest, commissioned Mike Quirke to paint an icon of the patron St Michael the Archangel. .

The icon was made using traditional processes and materials including  gesso on limewood panel,  24 carat gold, and egg tempera. It was produced over a  period of 5 months from May to September 2016.

The icon was installed in the week leading up to the consecration. Even at this point the icon is not yet completely finished as the varnishing process is delayed until the tempera paint is cured after a period of 6 months to a year.

On the evening of the consecration the assembly comprised a good mixture of parishioners, clergy and visitors.  At the end of the celebration just before the final blessing the Cardinal blessed the icon.