A portrait of the Dean of Worcester, painted by University of Worcester graduate and lecturer, portrait painter Tania March, has been unveiled.
The portrait was'revealed during a special ceremony in the Lady Chapel of'Worcester 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 Dean, the Very Reverend Dr Peter Atkinson, said: "It is a great honour to have been painted by Tania, and to be added to the Rogues" Gallery of portraits of former deans."
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,"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.
She said: "As artist in residence, and as a portrait painter, I was inspired to fulfil this role through painting this portrait. I would like to thank the Very Reverend Dr Peter Atkinson for this opportunity, and for having an interesting face to paint."
The portrait will be on display in the Dean's Chapel until 15th October 2018.