Dean's Portrait to be Unveiled
Tuesday, 18 September 2018
A portrait of the Dean of Worcester, which has been specially painted by University of Worcester graduate and lecturer, portrait painter Tania March, will be unveiled next month.
Tania,"who completed both her undergraduate and Master's degrees at the University'before becoming a lecturer on the Master's in"Creative Media'degree,"is the Artist in Residence at the Cathedral
As part of her residency she has spent the past four months painting this special portrait.
The Dean, the Very Reverend Dr Peter Atkinson, said: "I am looking forward to seeing the finished portrait which Tania has been working on all summer."
The portrait will be unveiled on Monday 1st October'in the Lady Chapel of the Cathedral, which is one of the Dean's favourite spaces. It is also the setting for the portrait and was chosen because of this.
The last portrait to be painted of a Dean of the Cathedral and to be on display was of Dean William Moore-Ede, who was Dean of Worcester from 1908 to 1934.
Tania said: "It was a privilege and a pleasure to paint the portrait of the Dean, and I found him to be a very interesting subject. The most important aspect for me was not only to capture a physical likeness and a sense of his nature and personality, but also his spirituality."
The portrait will be on display in the Deans Chapel from the 2nd to 15th October 2018.