It was suggested that I visit the Parker Library at Corpus Christi by a visitor to my Open Studio. I cannot thank her enough. While I was on my visit, led by a Cambridge Tourist Guide, I asked the librarian if I could come along and draw from the iluuminated manuscripts. He suggested I applied to become a reader and within a week I was turning the pages of a facsimile of the Corpus Apocalyse. I was hooked and am now a regular visitor.
I take a sketch book and copy some of my favourite illuminations. Bliss! I have started to turn them into paintings and hope one day to have an exhibition and perhaps my very own Illuminated Manuscript.