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