Exeter Cathedral Paintings

 

Exeter Cathedral Paintings by Janice Lyall, Myndblue Gallery

 

Exeter Cathedral paintings by conservation artist Janice Lyall. Prints are available in the online store.

Exeter Cathedral first teasing flakes of snow

Exeter Cathedral first teasing flakes of snow

Even in the cold winter air, Exeter Cathedral's façade appears welcoming and warm. It was built to be colourful, the original paintwork now lost to the weathering over the years. The statutory looks down upon the first, teasing flakes of snow. Acrylic painting by Janice Lyall

Exeter Cathedral Choir Practice

Exeter Cathedral Choir Practice

Exeter Cathedral Choristers reach out to every part of the cathedral's structure with their strong and melodious voices catching in the air. During advent, their tunes spark deep and prickling emotion in everyone, bringing pure meaning to the wintry season. Acrylic painting by Janice Lyall

Exeter Cathedral basking in the sun

Exeter Cathedral basking in the sun

Fortunately, Exeter Cathedral is not surrounded by tall buildings and the sun is free to beat down upon it, warming its golden stonework. A fabulous place to picnic. Watercolour Painting of Exeter Cathedral by conservation artist Janice Lyall

Exeter Cathedral adored by its Citizens

Exeter Cathedral adored by its Citizens

Exeter Cathedral is in the heart of the City and throughout the daytime, thousands of visitors pass by. When the Morris Dancers collect together, the colours splash out with the cathedral as a backdrop. Watercolour Painting of Exeter Cathedral by conservation artist Janice Lyall

Exeter Cathedral bathed in Moonlight

Exeter Cathedral bathed in Moonlight

When the shops close and the visitors go home, there is a quiet stillness as the stars appear overhead. Acrylic Painting of Exeter Cathedral by conservation artist Janice Lyall

Exeter Cathedral the choir sings out

Exeter Cathedral the choir sings out

The façade was built for singing out! Behind the statues are holes from which choristers sang to greet the processions into the cathedral. Today, the voices from the choir are still strong and vibrant. Watercolour Painting of Exeter Cathedral by conservation artist Janice Lyall

Exeter Cathedral in the Cool Sea Air

Exeter Cathedral in the Cool Sea Air

Exeter is close enough to the coast to benefit from the cool breezes as they blow in gently from the sea. Acrylic Painting of Exeter Cathedral by conservation artist Janice Lyall

Exeter Cathedral in the heat

Exeter Cathedral in the heat

In high summer, the stonework soaks up the heat, which it dissipates slowly throughout the summer evenings. Acrylic Painting of Exeter Cathedral by conservation artist Janice Lyall

Exeter Cathedral reaching to the city

Exeter Cathedral reaching to the city

On clear days, the stonework acts as a mirror to the sky above. The cast shadows draw out intricate patterns and shapes. Watercolour Painting of Exeter Cathedral by conservation artist Janice Lyall

Exeter Cathedral cloaked in shadow

Exeter Cathedral cloaked in shadow

Even the shadows beat out a rhythm of life around the Cathedral precinct. Strong contrasts between the colours. Acrylic Painting of Exeter Cathedral by conservation artist Janice Lyall

Exeter Cathedral a quick sketch

Exeter Cathedral a quick sketch

How to quickly capture the overall shape in what's left of an afternoon? Not exact, but enough to remember tis presence. Watercolour and ink sketch of Exeter Cathedral by conservation artist Janice Lyall

Exeter Cathedral the Nave

Exeter Cathedral the Nave

Even whilst silent, the organ always seems to speak out to visitors. It has a watchful personality. Watercolour painting of Exeter Cathedral by conservation artist Janice Lyall

Exeter Cathedral with open doors

Exeter Cathedral with open doors

The building is a masterpiece of design and craftsmanship, both on the outside and inside. Walk though the doors, look upwards, look downwards and look right, left, ahead and behind. So much to see. Mixed media Painting of Exeter Cathedral by conservation artist Janice Lyall