‘Saints of El Salvador’ (2019)


Commissioned by the Archbishop Romero Trust for the new Romero Chapel at Sacred Heart Church, Edinburgh.

Rutilio Grande SJ (grey jacket) and Óscar Romero (cassock) were gunned down by security forces in 1977 and 1980 respectively for speaking out against the repression of the Salvadoran poor. The painting is based on a photograph by Brother Octavio Duran.

Acrylic on linen, 100 x 100 cm

‘Rutilio Grande and Óscar Romero’ (2018)

The Great Amen PB and photo CR

My painting of two 20th century martyrs from El Salvador – Rutilio Grande S.J. and Archbishop Óscar Romero – commissioned by the Archbishop Romero Trust for permanent display in St Ignatius Church, Stamford Hill.

Archbishop Romero was canonised on 14 October 2018. I understand Father Grande’s beatification is imminent.

Acrylic on linen. 48 x 36 inches. 122 x 92 cm.