One of my favourite mythological tales full of excitement and sadness. Carved from Lime. 40 inches wide x 20 inches deep.
The Crow Queen
The Morrigan is one of the most mysterious deities in Irish Mythology. She is associated with war, destiny , fate and death. A shape-shifter, she often appeared as beautiful woman, but could transform to an old hag and various different animals including a jet black crow.
Acknowledging the Green Flag Award made to Malahide Castle, Co. Dublin. These amazing insects are carved in Cedar with colour added.
Willow the Wisp
A benevolent spirit……or shady Trickster of evil doings?
I like Crows! This piece is carved in Lime.
Carved in Ash and can be found on the grounds of Malahide Castle, Co. Dublin.
Irish Red Deer Stag
The noble and brave Red Deer Stag carved in Cedar.
Parent and child owls
A depiction of crucified Christ
Táin Bó Cúailnge
Four famous characters from the Irish legend – King Felim O’Conor, his son Aedh O’Conor, Queen Meave and Cuchulainn. All 4 busts are carved in Cedar and can be found at Roscommon’s Loughnanane Park.
The Nature Chair can be found at Loughnanane Park, Roscommon Town. It reflects the wildfowl and animals that are native to the turlough and natural wetlands surrounding the area and is carved of Cedar.
2019’s set of quirky Santa’s before painting. For 2019 Father Christmas has got a robin sitting on his moustache!
Lots of animals carved into a multi-stemmed Lime for a private client in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
The Dagda – a work in progress
An important God of the Tuatha de Danann…who is portrayed as a father figure, a king and druid. He is being carved from Sycamore and yet to be finished!
From the old Gaelic, Púca ….meaning goblin. The origin of the word Pooka is Scandinavian and translates as tree spirit. The Pooka is also known for shapeshifting into such forms as a rabbit, goat, goblin and an old man. This one is carved in Oak and resides at Castletown House…
The Norse Approach
My impression of the Viking sea serpent Jormungand, carved at the prow mast of the beautiful Viking longships…..it is depicted here rising above the sea swell! A commission for Fingal Co. Council carved from Macracarpa Cedar beams and it can be found in Howth, Co. Dublin.
My version of the Celtic mermaid. She has fiery red hair and a metallic bronze scaled tail. A commission for Fingal Co. Council. You can find her in Howth, Co. Dublin. She is carved from a Cedar of Lebanon butt.
The Old Man of the Sea
The “Old Man” is my take on an elderly fisherman repairing one of his nets and taking in the sights, sounds and smells all around him. A commission for Fingal Co. Council in Howth, Co. Dublin. Carved from Cedar of Lebanon.
Family of Owls
Log carving in Beech for private client depicting a family of owls in Kinsale, Co. Cork.
Twin – Headed Chinese Dragon seat carved in Sycamore at Malahide Castle & Gardens, Dublin.
Wessex Pig carved in Cedar
Beautiful, Bashful, Blue-Eyed , Branch Owls carved in Redwood (Sequoia)
The Green Man’s Heir
A Greenman inspired by Ben Baldwin. Having read the book by Juliet E McKenna and loved the cover illustration, I had to carve my version. Here it is is in lime.
A carving in chestnut for private clients depicts the human hand gently interacting with a cluster of butterflies.