Monk Arts Magazine Issue One

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A Portrait of Rowan Williams

Cover by David Somerville

MONK is an international arts magazine exploring creativity and spirituality. "Founded in 2018, it aims to be an inner space online, a devotion to the creative human spirit..." To check out more about Monk Anthology, please click on this link.

I was commissioned to draw this portrait of Rowan Williams and was asked to incorporate some of his favourite landscapes, his faith and his pastimes into the picture if at all possible.  I combined collage work with pencil and pastel drawing to create a dreamlike, slightly surreal image. The black and white version was used in the print and online editions of the magazine. I can only hope Rowan Williams approves.