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ABOUT ME
ART PRINTS
The Chronicles of Ogus
Tree Lore
Taiji Glastonbury
Dragon Conference

Tree Lore is a passion of mine and the symbolism and folklore of trees and plants inspires my artwork; for example, if I choose to use oak leaves or ivy in a picture, it is deliberate and it means something - it is never just decoration, it is an invocation of a specific energy of the spirit world.

Under the label of Tree Lore I incorporate many things including - aspects of Celtic Mythology (Native British gods and goddesses); Druidic & 'Cunning Magic'; Herbalism & Plant Spirit Medicine; as well as simple romantic symbolism like the 'Language of Flowers' that was beloved of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Everything real is Nature.

'The more materialistic science becomes, the more angels shall I paint. Their wings are my protest in favour of the immortality of the soul.'
(Edward Burne Jones)

Edward Burne Jones painted angels, I paint Nature Spirits and Celtic deities, but the sentiment is the same.

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The Celtic/Ogham Year Wheel is a calendar constructed by the twenty trees of the Ogham 'alphabet' (each in its correct 'alphabetical' order); each tree relates to a specific time of year and carries its own lore and symbolism; click banner above for more information.

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Whittling wood with a pen-knife is a relaxing hobby of mine and a therapeutic way of learning and working with the essence of different types of tree. I create Keppens, Ogham Stakes, Wands, Canes, Staffs and Prayer Fans - these are mindfully created 'Medicine Tools' or 'Cunning Tools'; click banner to see samples of my whittlings and to read further information.

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The Ogham Grove is an inner world astral temple that you can create by gathering Ogham sticks (and Keppens) from different significant locations and Sacred Sites that you have made a spiritual pilgrimmage to - each Ogham or Keppen is a physical world connection to the location from whence you gathered it. For further information click the banner above.