Illustrations based on Ancient Greek, Egyptian, Norse and Celtic myths.
Larger paintings, 9 x 12″ on canvas-board:
Persephone and Hades
The Punishment of Loki, Norse mythology
Isis, Egyptian goddess
Miniatures (sketch card/ACEO size) 2.5 x 3.5″
Helios, god of the sun, and Selene, goddess of the moon from the pantheon of Ancient Greece.
Hel, child of Loki (Norse)
Fenrir, child of Loki (Norse)
Jormungandr, child of Loki (Norse)
Yggdrasil, the World Tree (Norse)
Odin, All-father (Norse)
Huginn and Muninn (Norse)
Persephone in the Underworld
Charon in the Underworld
Hades in the Underworld
The Hero Jason
The Hero Theseus
The Hero Perseus
Metamorphosis of Medusa
Metamorphosis of Daphne
Metamorphosis of Arachne
Orpheus and Eurydice
Nuada Silver-hand (Celtic)
The Morrigan (Celtic)
Phoebus Apollo, god of the Sun, and music, and poetry, and chat-up lines, and all-over tans.
Dionysus/Bacchus, God of wine (and crazy women). Still relevant today, I think.
Icarus, flying just that little bit too close to the sun. Lovely tan though.
Eros (Cupid), scary, scary god of love. He shoots people for a living.
Persephone, Hades’ supposedly reluctant wife. (A kingdom AND a lifetime supply of pomegranates sounds good to me.)
Hades himself, Lord of the dead, and Cerberus his doggy.
Orpheus, the doomed minstrel playing at the gates of Hades realm. Ancient Greece did emo too.
Hecate, goddess of witchcraft. And possibly pot pourri.
Narcissus, vain little thing, fell in love with his reflection, with Echo in the distance. It’s the age-old story: boy meets girl, girl loves boy, boy loves himself, girl pines away to just a voice, boy shrivels by a river.
Odysseus, tied to the mast of his ship whilst the Sirens tempted him. Sirens with wings btw, not fish tails, WINGS.
Pandora with her jar (not box, apparently) of evils. Yet again a woman is blamed for all the bad in the world, quelle surprise.
Harpy (Aello) literally ‘one who snatches’. They weren’t originally described as ugly but of having ‘lovely hair’. And wings. And claws. And scales. And really bloody bad tempers.
Medusa – although later interpretations depict her as a reptile-headed hag-beast, she was originally beautiful.
Ramses, mighty pharaoh. Ruled with an iron fist. And a lot of eyeliner. And really fabulous accessories. It was a good look. World leaders, take note.
Bast – originally a lioness and solar deity, later became associated with the moon and little kitties. I gave her a little kitty anyway. A blue one.
Isis – mother of Egypt who pieced her dismembered husband back together and brought him back to life.
Cleopatra, in her famous final scene with the asp.
Minotaur – the bull-headed, territorial, ponderously rampaging monster of Crete. Typical Taurean. Probably also liked cakes and fluffy sweaters, it’s a Taurus thing.
The ‘Apotheosis’, when Zeus finally said ‘Oh ALRIGHT Heracles, you can come in as well.’