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Skimming Darter Dragonfly

skimmingdartersmall - Skimming Darter Dragonfly

Dragonflies have such perfect descriptive names. There are Chasers, Skimmers, Hawkers and Darters. I love to watch them hunt on a warm summer evening, dipping low across moving water or weaving in and out of the reeds and low branches.

This painting was inspired by the common darters skimming over a lake like flying needles, small acrobatic flashes of red.

Watercolour 19.5cm x14.5cm

Original painting – £300

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The Harbinger

 

harbinger - The Harbinger

Under the light of a wintery full moon, the Harbinger unravels the red string and plays with the fate of mortals.

Is he related to the Raven with the Ribbon?

 

Watercolour, 31cm x 21cm.

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Ribbon of Fate

ribbonravenweb - Ribbon of Fate

Eastern mythology often refers to a red string or ribbon that connects people who are fated to be together. The idea intrigues me – these threads of fate that link us all, outside our control. Ravens are associated with omens and portents. Traditionally they are birds of mystery and trickery. So if life ever takes an unexpected spin, maybe there’s a raven playing with your ribbon of fate.

Watercolour. 32cm x 21cm

Original painting – £450

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A Place Among The Stones

stones - A Place Among The Stones

‘A place among the stones’ was inspired by the ethereal beauty of our ancient land , and a piece of music of the same name, by the brilliant uilleann piper, Davy Spillane.

Watercolour 32cmx 22cm

Original painting – £350

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Storm Bringer

freebird - Storm Bringer

Storm Bringers, masters of the sky, riding the maelstrom, spreading chaos in their wake.

Watercolour and Acrylic Ink. 31cmx21cm.

11″x8″ watercolour and coloured pencil.

Original painting – £450

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The Raven Portal

ravenportalsmall - The Raven Portal

On a bright day, the blackest of shadows flutters across your vision and disappears into the deepest woodland. A raven-shaped hole in the very fabric of reality.

Watercolour 29cm x 21cm

Original painting – £350

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Moth Maiden

dryadweb 1 - Moth Maiden

Spirit guardian of the forest, a dryad maiden adorned with nature’s beauty. In ancient mythology, dryads were elusive spirits connected to trees. It was thought that the Gods would punish anyone who harmed a tree, thus hurting the dryad herself.

Watercolour.

Original: Sold.

Skimming Dragonfly

Dragonflyweb - Skimming Dragonfly

Skimming Dragonflies are the very essence of Summer. They enthrall us with their aerobatics as they skim across streams and rivers, hunting mosquitoes. It is so easy to forget that they have already lived another life in an underwater world, long before they reach for the skies. I have been enchanted with these ancient insects for many years, to the extent of creating a wildlife pond so that they would populate my garden.

Watercolours. 14.5cm x 21cm

Original painting – £300

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When Ravens Dream

ravendreaming - When Ravens Dream

I dreamed of a raven with blue eyes holding a blue egg in its beak. When I woke up, I just knew I had to try to capture the ethereal, slightly otherworldy magical quality of that dream. Imagine a dense forest, ancient mossy green trees, a mystical quality to the light, and the raucous call of a raven. Nothing is quite as it first appears in this place. I may visit here again.

Acrylic Inks and Acrylic Gouache 24cmx34cm.

Original painting – £400

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Orange Tip Butterfly

orangetip - Orange Tip Butterfly

Spring is arriving and everything is finally waking up after the long winter. I have always admired these tiny flashes of colour as they flit through the countryside. The Orange Tip is a small butterfly, with white wings, and only the male displays the prominent orange splash at the wing tip.

Watercolours & Polychromos, 17cm x 27cm

Original painting – £350

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