Paintings

Below is a selection of paintings, executed both as commissions and for myself. Though the lion's share of what I draw is used for publication, there is still a major amount of my work that comes from pure inspiration, as well as my interests in folklore and mythology. 

Celtic Mythological Paintings 

The following paintings are part an on-going Celtic mythological-themed series. They reflect my life-long interest in the folklore and myths of my ancestral home in the Borders of Scotland. Only recently have I come to think of these paintings as series of connected themes. I am looking forward to exhibiting them as a group in the near future.

 

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In the Woods, One Morning
In the Woods, One Morning

5ft x 3ft, Acrylic Gouache on canvas The newest addition to this on-going series.

Of the Green
Of the Green

16"x16", Gouache on Claybord™ A recent painting that is part of a proposed series

Water Mandala Lahri Bond
Water Mandala Lahri Bond

36” x 36” Acrylic and Gouache on round canvas One of a series of three canvases based Celtic lore and spirituality.

Autumn Greenman*
Autumn Greenman*

4ft x 5ft, Acrylic on canvas I've always loved the image and the meaning behind the archetypical Green Man, but living in New England the forest is not always green. Here is an Autumn Green Man to reflect the season. This appeared as the cover for a Fall issue of Voice Male magazine. * This painting is currently being revised.

Fire Mandala
Fire Mandala

36” x 36” Acrylic and Gouache on round canvas One of a series of three canvases based Celtic lore and spirituality.

Evergreen
Evergreen

3'x2', Acrylic Gouache on canvas A painting of my son Emrys, when he was a child; he loved dressing up as his version of Peter Pan.

Green Man Spirit
Green Man Spirit

2'x3', Gouache and Acrylic on canvas This was originally intended to be an exercise to get me back up to speed, after a prolonged break from painting. It started out as a drawing in green ballpoint in my sketchbook, but when I blew it up to paint, it took on its own life.

Green Woman
Green Woman

7"x5", Gouache on Claybord™ One of a series of three goddesses painted for a show that featured works under 12 inches. They were later featured in a retrospective show of my work called "Stories" in which I wrote a micro-short story for each painting.

Elvin Archer
Elvin Archer

7"x5", Gouache on Claybord™ One of a series of three goddesses painted for a show that featured works under 12 inches. They were later featured in a retrospective show of my work called "Stories" in which I wrote a micro-short story for each painting.

First Frost
First Frost

7"x5", Gouache on Claybord™ One of a series of three goddesses painted for a show that featured works under 12 inches. They were later featured in a retrospective show of my work called "Stories" in which I wrote a micro-short story for each painting.

Kari and the Dragon
Kari and the Dragon

14"x17", Gouache on Claybord™ A fourth birthday gift to my granddaughter Karianna.

Fawn
Fawn

5.5" x 8" Acrylic Gouache on watercolor paper

Ravens
Ravens

5" x 7" Acrylic Gouache on Claybord™

Taken by the Wind
Taken by the Wind

5" x 7" Acrylic Gouache on Claybord™

Tough Fawns
Tough Fawns

5" x 7" Acrylic Gouache on Claybord™

True Thomas
True Thomas

24” x 36” Acrylic and Gouache on illustration board. This depicts the legendary True Thomas or Thomas the Rhymer of the Scottish Borders. I am currently writing a novel about this 13th century semi-mythic figure.

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Dinosaurs & Rocketships!

Dinosaurs and Rockets is a set of designs featured in the Massachusetts-based newspaper The Montague Reporter’s special wrapping paper edition. I was chosen as one artist among seven artists to create special festive wrapping paper for the holidays. The idea was was inspired by the writings of the late great Science Fiction and Fantasy author Ray Bradbury.  The wrapping paper includes six different dinosaurs riding rocket ships and spacecraft inspired by ‘50s-‘70s coin operated kids rides, often found outside of dime stores.

 

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Dinosaurs and Rockets 1
Dinosaurs and Rockets 2
Dinosaurs and Rockets 3
Dinosaurs and Rockets 4
Dinosaurs and Rockets 5
Dinosaurs and Rockets 6
Dinosaurs and Rockets Wrapping Paper
Dinosaurs and Rockets in Space!
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A few more paintings . . .

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Gentlemen of the Night
Hot Tamale
Serpentine
A Little Electric Music
Drummer
Elfin Musician
Night-Mare
Hare Moon
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