Saint Nicholas


Andrea Chance
Tempera Painting
St Nicholas Parish Church
St Nicholas at Wade
Thanet, Kent, England

Egg tempera and gold leaf on gessoed wooden panel with pigments from the Earth including semi-precious stones

The saint wears vestments in Morellone red like the Morello Cherries harvested from Bell Meadow. He carries St. Nicholas Church on the Isle of Thanet and a boat caught in a Great Wave inspired by Hokusai's print. Gold represents the Uncreated Light of God. The ochre background contains marks made by the congregation and many welcome visitors.