Over the last few years I have quickly realised that I have a strong drive to create imagery that has meaning beyond the first glance. Something deeper that captivates the viewer. As I slowly get to know the people who enjoy my work and collect it to personalise their own spaces I am discovering that they are also drawn to deeper meanings in the work. At art fairs and exhibitions I love chatting and exploring the ideas behind different pieces of art work.
I’m starting to feel a draw to re-visit the Celtic Legends series. This is a journey I began a few years ago but one that went off the rails for a while. However, the pull to re-tell stories that are slowly fading into the mists of time keeps on drawing me back. I would love to draw others into these wonderful stories too. Ancient legends are truly inspiring contemporary art.
The Legend of The Lady And The Lamp
My connection with these tales began in St Ives in Cornwall, not because because there are so many artists there but because I stumbled upon the story of the Lady and the Lantern. The very short version of the legend warns that if a light is seen flitting around the rocks at St Ives then a storm is imminent. You can read a full blog post about The Lady and the Lantern here.
The more I read the more I got in the car and drove to many beatuiful places around Cornwall. They were pretty much on my doorstep but places I might never have otherwise visited, including,