These paintings made in a mixture of historical pigments and fluorescent egg tempera, came out of re-enactment activities with the Tudor Group. The Tudor Group aim to interpret everyday life from 1580’s Britain. They are part of the re-enactment sub-culture which emerged in the UK during 1970s. In contrast to other groups, however, they focus on quotidian life rather than battles and major historical events.
They demand the highest standards in materials and processes, using natural dyes, hand sewing and so on. The emphasis is on the practice-led research rather than spectacle as they conduct their historical interpretation as first person moderns, rather than attempting to perform as 16th century people in the third person.