Illuminated Found Poetry Art Work

Based on medieval Illuminated manuscripts and icon work, I create illuminated found poetry pieces inspired by poems I find within the text of favourite books, combined with my photography, illustrative drawing and painting, to tell profound stories of the inner landscapes of human experience.

Based on medieval illuminated manuscripts and icon work, I create illuminated found poetry pieces inspired by poems I find within the text of favourite books, combined with my photography, illustrative drawing and painting

To tell profound stories of the inner landscapes of human experience.

My work can be found in the very enriching, and extraordinary, Gabriel Fine Art Galleryan oasis of peace just a few steps away from St. Thomas’ Hospital. Situated in the Victorian Old Paradise Yard, in a converted Buddhist Centre (an area frequented by William Blake), the gallery hosts art events, and displays collectable artworks all year round.

Awakenings, an Illuminated Found Poetry Art Work, by Melanie Gow, based on Brave New World, that combines my photographs with drawing and painting, inspired by poetry I find within the text of favourite books, to tell profound stories of the inner landscapes of human experience.
Awakenings, an Illuminated Found Poetry Art Work, based on Brave New World

Illuminated Found Poetry Workshops

I run workshops too, where you can create Illuminated Found Poetry pieces that combine photographs with drawing and painting, inspired by poetry you find within the text of favourite books.

Finding poetry inside the text of favourite books to create a new work, and illuminating it with pictures and art is an absorbing and fascinating art form that helps unleash your creativity – any age can achieve profound and beautiful work.

Illuminated Found Poetry for Children – the same as above with age appropriate materials and expectations.

Rapture, an Illuminated Found Poetry Art Work, by Melanie Gow, that combines my photographs with drawing and painting, inspired by poetry I find within the text of favourite books, to tell profound stories of the inner landscapes of human experience.
Rapture, an Illuminated Found Poetry Art Work, based on Brave New World

I also give teaching demonstrations: £150 for half a day (approximately 2 ½ hrs) within 15 miles of Windsor, or £200 if further afield.

Or £350 for a full day (approx. 5 hrs teaching).

Once a year, I run drop-in sessions for the Illuminated Found Poetry work – payment is by donation

These are held in my home in Windsor, during September over the Windsor Artist Open House Trail weekend. Tea and biscuits provided.

She Closed Her Eyes, an Illuminated Found Poetry Art Work, by Melanie Gow, based on The Somnambulist by Essie Fox, that combines my photographs with drawing and painting, inspired by poetry I find within the text of favourite books, to tell profound stories of the inner landscapes of human experience.
She Closed Her Eyes, an Illuminated Found Poetry Art Work, based on The Somnambulist by Essie Fox

If you require further information or if you would like to book me for a workshop or demonstration, please contact me:

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