See Crowood site below
As an art form, the effigy has given us the ability to look into the past and view the development of armour and its changes through the ages; however, we must acknowledge that these representations may not always give us an altogether accurate picture. The effects of damage, especially during the civil war when some of these precious relics were mutilated, (some beyond repair), also the ravages of decay and even misrepresentation through stylised sculpting, plus poor restoration must all be considered when assessing the accuracy of the armour on each effigy.
The art of the armourer has always fascinated me. But it is the ability of the artist to describe in paint the reflections and textures of Metal and Material. I have spent some time studying the methods of artists from the 12th century to the present day, taking the technical skills and applying them to my art.
In 2010 I was fortunate enough to combine my painting skills with my love of armour to create a book that looks at the History of Armour. This book is now available from all good bookshops and directly from the publishers Crowood Press.