beauty and meaning together.
I create art intentionally made to act as talismans and amulets.
clients have placed them in their homes or offices in order to feel protected, empowered and supported.
This was a special commission for a beautiful couple who married in September 2018. It is based on the union of their Trigram year numbers. 4 for her and 7 for him. Combined the numbers give the Master number 11.
It is created with watercolour pigment and oil stick, on cold-pressed Windsor & Newton Artist paper (300gsm). Large. A2 size (23 x 16 inches)
Family triptych. Commissioned by a collector in the Pacific Northwest, USA
Each panel is 20cm x 50cm / 7.9" x 19.7" They are painted using genuine crystal watercolours and Holy water. I used Kyanite (blues), Rhodonite (pinks), MaIachite (soft greens), Amethyst (deep purples), Diopside (rich deep greens) and Amazonite (bright cyans).
Panel 1 of 3; ‘Katie - Destiny Number 9’ - Nine elemental forms represent the Destiny Number of a beloved daughter.
Panel 2 0f 3; ‘Missy & Ed - Destiny Number 9s’- two bands of nine elemental forms represent the Destiny Numbers of the ‘twin flame’ couple.
Panel 3 of 3; ‘Aerin - Destiny Number 7’ - Seven elemental forms represent the Destiny Number of a second beloved daughter.
Commissioning a Talismanic Work :
As a designer, I have always been interested in creating beautiful things that have special, or even hidden, personal meaning for my clients. As an artist I continue to blend beauty and meaning together.
My collectors are looking for special, protective amulet and empowering talismanic pieces to hang in their homes and offices.
Most are painted with special Daniel Smith watercolour paint uniquely made from genuine, rare and pure ground crystals. The ones I use are Tiger's Eye (browns), Kyanite (blues), Rhodonite (pinks), MaIachite (soft greens), Garnet (russet reds) , Amethyst (deep purples), Diopside (rich deep greens), Amazonite (bright cyans), Hematite (granulating blacks and greys), Bronzite (sparkly golds). They are amazing to work with but require a lot of patience and a gentle touch. To activate the colours on your behalf I collect very special water. It comes from an ancient 'Holy Well' near where I live in the West of Ireland.
These talismanic paintings are easy to order. The symbology I will use will be collaboratively chosen to suit you and your intention. We chat it over first via WhatsApp, FaceTime, Skype or FaceBook Messenger. The process of commissioning does not take much time on your part. In fact often too much information can interfere with the way this work appears in the world. It is a magical process for sure.
Prices for unframed commissions are as follows. Shipping options for your location are quoted separately. I ship all over the world using DHL or Express Registered post.
An A4 size (21x30cm or 8x12"approx) is €300 / $315 / £260
An A3 size (30x42cm or 12x16"approx) is €500 / $525 / £435
An A2 size (42x59cm or 16x23"approx )is €650 / $685 / £565
Send me a note to get started, we chat and I’ll send a PayPal invoice. Depending on my schedule you should have your work within two weeks.
This was a wonderful commission for a couple living in Spain. A friend of theirs commissioned the work as a wedding gift. It was a huge success as the couple were thrilled and delighted by the art but also because they hadn't realised that their dates of birth gave them the same destiny number. (I had written a note to the happy couple and enclosed it with the finished, framed piece.) It explained how their Destiny Numbers were arrived at and that the double 9 circles (a symbol of love and eternity) were painted in genuine crystals; I painted this talismanic piece using Daniel Smith real crystal watercolour paint.
I specifically chose Kyanite, Jadeite, Rhodonite and Amethyst for them and I used water from a Holy Well near where I live here in Ireland.
The intention in its creation was to bring much love, luck and protection to the happy couple.