Welcome to my two passions....art and writing. I have been doing Celtic Art for almost 30 years. I love to carry on the Celtic culture and express myself and my experiences through art. During my constant life long quest for spiritual growth, I have documented my experiences and shared these through my books.
One day in my mid-twenties, I sat down and did Celtic Art. The intertwining lines and animal representation was completely intuitive. It has allowed me to express myself in the traditional artwork of my heritage.
Every time I walk in nature, I think about what I can paint which are all representative of what I see. This varies from trees to animals to landscapes. My acrylic pieces are on gallery width birch board.
My inspirations for books are three fold. The first is my quest to understand this life, spirituality and the second is nature. The third is my Celtic culture and my desire to ensure it continues.
Celtic art was completed by a race of tribal people of the ironage that inhabited all areas of Europe and into Asia Minor until they were driven northward to the British Isles by the Romans. Celtic art is aniconic and designs range from spirals to plant motifs to knot work to animal images to crosses. These are all symbolic of the Celts belief system. Celtic designs were typically done on stone and metals. This piece of art work is a modern and personalized interpretation of Celtic art.
All of my Celtic art pieces represent the tradition of the art. They are aniconic with knot work and animal images representing the spirit world, sea, sky and land. In many of my pieces, I use Ogham (pronounced "ohum") which is the now not so secret language of the Druids. Each Ogham symbol represents a letter of the alphabet and when I have used Ogham I am departing a piece of spiritual wisdom.
Having spent over 30 years as an environmental consultant, I have seen the impacts of the Climate Crisis. This has compelled me to paint these species to bring attention to their plight. In my series titled "They Can't Live Here", I have depicted several species in anthropogenic settings. In my soon to be released series titled "The Tail End of Them....", I have painted the rear ends of these species. In addition, in June of 2022, I curated an Exhibition titled "The Climate Crisis" which was held at the Niagara Artists Centre and completed a dyptych titled "Nature".