The Otherworld Gallery
The Art of Lauren Isherwood
My work is inspired by scenes and images from the natural world, myth, magick.
I live in the County of Buckinghamshire and am heavily influenced by
the local countryside and rural setting. I have a strong sense of
history and am often inspired to produce paintings of subjects and
places with ancient spiritual significance.
Much of my work is produced using acrylics, pastels and mixed media.
In my shadow boxes, I use a
wide variety of diverse materials and objects. These items are derived
from many sources. Over time, they are either handmade or gathered
until brought together as a collection in one final decorative piece.
I hope you enjoy looking at my gallery of past work.
Studies of Stonehenge.
Acrylic on Canvas
Booker Park School, Aylesbury.
Acrylic on Canvas
.This painting was gifted to the school soon after the
building work was completed. It was unveiled by
HRH Sophie, Countess of
Wessex, when she performed the official opening of the school in June
Other Examples of my Work
Master John Schorne
St Mary's Church, North Marston
Acrylic on Wood
In 2006, I was commissioned to paint an
image of John Schorne, a medieval cleric who lived in North Marston and
became the focus of many stories of healing. He was credited with
curing sick cattle, founding the village holy well and "conjuring the
devil into a boot". It is thought that this legend gave rise to the
invention of the popular children's toy, The Jack in the Box. Many
medieval houses have been found to have boots and shoes built into the
structure of the walls as a means of repelling evil. This practice is
thought to have originated with the John Shorne legend.
The painting was commissioned and gifted to St Mary's church in 2007 by Michael and Alison Finnemore.