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The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre has been host to a number of exhibitions over the years, and most recently hosted the opening night of Luminescence: a series of para-realistic paintings by Artist Katie Hall.

Many of the paintings, while artistic representations, do depict actual phenomenon that Katie and her partner John documented photographically. The couple previously published a book which displays the incredible images they had captured dating back to the year 2000. 

The process of turning these photographs in to works of art was a way for Katie to revisit those experiences and delve deeper in to the world they had stumbled upon.

For me painting was a means of meditating on the wealth of information in the photographs and accompanying synchronicities


Now with a new book that accompanies the body of work, featuring pictures of both the paintings and the original photographs that they were inspired by (available at the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre), you are again invited to share in these magical experiences.

On the opening night of the Luminescence exhibition we caught up with Katie to hear the stories behind some of her work. You can see this fascinating guided tour for yourself by clicking here or on the image below.

The hours spent not only in the process of creating the artwork itself, but exploring the hidden mysteries within each painting and decoding the symbolic meaning truly shows the passion and dedication of both Katie and John. 

The exhibition will continue until December 12th, so you still have time to see this spectacular body of work for yourself here at the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre.