Medieval and Celtic Art  

 


  

The Forge  2008   SOLD

5x7 artwork on 8x10 leather with mat and frame.  Dye and stain on leather. Adapted from a door carving from Hyllestad Church in Norway.  Two depictions of the 6th c. Germanic Volsunga Saga which was the inspiration for Wagner’s Ring operas.  (snip) ..Regin now made a sword. He gave it to Sigurd, who took it and said "This is your smithying, Regin." Sigurd struck the anvil and the sword broke.

 

 

 

 

 

Celtic Cross 2008   SOLD

8x10 Dye and Stain on tooled and embossed leather.  

It is hard to see the depth of the embossing in this scan.

5 Stones not shown in close up are adventurine (green)

 

 

 

 

 

Entwined Birds  2008  

Stain and dye on tooled leather.  

8x10 art on a 11x14 piece of leather.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Hunt  2008  

5x7 art in a 8x10 mat and frame.  Dye and stain on tooled leather with seal finish. Stone set in silver bezel and secured with hidden fasteners rather then glue. A hound hunts a deer in a tangled brier.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Celtic Horseman  2008  

5x7  Dye and stain on leather with seal finish. Adapted from the Book of Kells.  Although Celtic art pre-dates Christianity, it was not until the two merged in the early Middle Ages that Celtic art reached it’s zenith. The Book of Kells has some of the finest examples of Celtic artwork to be found.    

 

 

 

 

Knight Effigy  2005  SOLD

8x10  Stain and dye on tooled leather with seal finish. 

Based on a brass rubbing of a 13th c. London Tomb. 

This is a good example of how leather can be made to look old

with the application of certain stains and highlighters.

 

 

 

 

 

Gabriel  2005  

8x10 Acrylic on tooled leather.  Includes simple black frame not shown

Loosly based on an illumination in a Medieval Manuscript

Scene is of Gabriel and Michael defeating Satan

 

 

 

  

 

Celtic Lion  2008  SOLD

8x10 Stain on tooled leather with seal finish. 

Includes frame shown. Based on an illumination in the Book of Kells

 

 

 

 

The Celtic Dragon 2007   SOLD

11x17 Acrylic on tooled and embossed leather. 

This is an original design in a modern Celtic style incorporating a Celtic Cross of Iona

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Celtic Beast  2008   SOLD

8x10 dye and stain on tooled leather with seal finish. 

Based on an illumination in the Book of Kells

This is a great example of stain highlighting the natural character of the leather.

 

 

 

 

Celtic Deer  2008   SOLD 

This design can be reproduced upon request

5x7 with 8x10 mat and frame. 

Dye and stain on tooled leather with seal finish

This is a copyright free design from the Great Book of Celtic Design 

 

  

 

 

 

Celtic Bird  2008 

This design can be reproduced upon request

8x10 Dye and stain on tooled leather with seal finish

A copyright free design from the Great Book of Celtic Design 

 

                       AVAILABLE                          SOLD

 

 

 

Small Viking Runestone  2008   SOLD

5x7 includes frame.   Dye and stain on tooled leather with seal finish

This piece has also been embossed although the image does not do it justice. 

A replica of a Runestone from Oland, Sweeden

 

 

 

 

 

 

Large Viking Runestone  2008 

8x10 with 11x14 mat and frame  

Dye and stain on tooled leather with seal finish

This piece has also been embossed although the image does not do it justice. 

A replica of a Runestone from Upland, Sweden.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two Bards  2008 

5x7 art in a 8x10 mat  Dye on tooled leather with seal finish

Two bards are entwined in song in this whimsical piece. An original design inspired by Celtic and Viking artwork. 

 

 

  

 

 

Viking Deer  2008  

5x7 artwork with 8x10 mat. 

Dye and stain on tooled leather with seal finish

 

 

 

 

      

 

 

 

  

 

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