”Inspired by the Jelling (early Viking art) creatures on the thistle broaches found in Scotland (now on display in the Nation museum in Edinburgh), this painting was a part of a study I made a few years ago on the style. Over the years I’ve revisit the historical styles to remind myself of the origins of the arts I work with, and every time I do I find something new and interesting to focus on. The colours I used in this piece are based pigments we know for sure was actually used in the Viking age.”
Written by Sean Parry
The painting is acrylic on canvas
Photographed by Jammie Massie at lake Crafnant, North Wales.
Dimensions: 61cm x 45 cm