An oil pastel vessel reflecting the mystery of being.
The recreation of my given name in the Celtic style.
In the late 1940s and early 1950s George Bain was advising the Kidderminster carpet firm of Quayle & Tranter Ltd. It seems that they asked Bain to produce some designs for a logo for the company. In our collection there are four different drafts. This design was the only one of them in which Bain tried to incorporate some Celtic ornament in the form of very angular knotwork.
It’s a shame, but there is no evidence that any of the logo designs were used by the firm. However, Bain supplied several rug designs, some of which were actually commercially produced. Quayle and Tranter also used other Celtic designs for their manufacture of carpets.
My rendition of a Celtic stag. Freehand drawn inspired by Beltane.
The inspiration of this piece is my interest in both the Celtic hound and hare in Irish mythology. I also was in the process of developing a logo and I came up with this.
All work on this drawing is freehand pen and ink.
A tribute to the ancient people who built stone circle, and all ancient megalithic places all around the world
A multiple bird motif, both as an outer border and as a central triskele.
Tribute to all the wise women of the past, shaman, sorceress, healer,…
Developed from the knotwork in a Marjory Tait workshop, I extended the design into a fish, changing some outlines into spikey tails and added fins and antenna. I intend to translate it into a felted piece with raised embroidery.
The initial knotwork was developed into a Chinese foo dog, inspired by my own dog who is very chow-like and springs and prances around just like the Chinese lion dancers.
Made for my father, Jean-Claude, for father’s day.
Inspired by traditional Celtic patterns, I created an endless circular work, symbol of infinity and perpetual beginning.