Over the past ten years or so I have been making handcoloured emblems by painting with watercolours copies of woodcuts and engravings from printed books and some manuscript drawings. In colouring these I made use of my intensive study of the original coloured manuscripts of the 15th to 18th centuries, which have been the main focus of my research over the past years.
I have often found that by contemplating and meditating on these handcoloured images one can resonate with and enter into the complex symbolic world of alchemy.
I regret that I can only supply these images as these small thumbnails on this internet web site. Earlier in 1999 I did place full page images on this site, but some people just took these without my permission and used them in their own web sites and in other projects. One person in particular even claimed he had copyright over an image that I painted and is still hanging on my kitchen wall ! Thus I have had to restrict these pictures to these small thumbnails which are too small to use especially for printing. All of my paintings are now available as prints which you can purchase from my online alchemy web bookshop, and I have now made these available in high quality images on the Alchemical and hermetic emblems CD-Rom.
I am, in general, willing to allow my paintings to be used by others on their web sites or other projects, but only if they first request my permission and give me credit for my work. See my policy regarding use of my copyright images.

297 individual emblems divided into a series of galleries

37 series containing over 550 individual emblems

Astronomical and astrological emblems (3 pages of 37 emblems)

Emblematic material related to alchemy (4 pages of 50 emblems)

Emblematic material on title pages of books.

View emblems thematically - that is grouped according whether they contain a particular symbol

Study Courses


Alchemical, astrological and
emblematic art prints


Alchemy and art


Art books Series


Study course on Bosch's
Garden of Earthly Delights

New Hieronymus Bosch Website