This is a series of artworks about the winter season in Britain and some of the mythology/legends that surround it. In particular I am interested the Celtic legends.
The Queen of Winter (Cailleach Bheara/Beira), rises from her slumbers at Samhainn (1 November) and heralds the return of winter; Scottish legend has it that the Cailleach shaped the mountains and glens and controlled the weather. She is also known in Ireland as The Hag of Beara. She is a Celtic deity, the goddess of the winter months and said to control the weather, winds and the length/harshness of the winter. Cailleach can mean "veiled one", a wise/spiritual woman, or fortune teller or impossibly old woman/hag. The north wind doth blow and we shall have snow. #sensuouspractice
WINTER 1: CAILLEACH BHEARA NORTH WIND
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original mixed media painting on canvas (acrylic paint, moulding paste, gilding wax, pastels and glitter) in white wood frame; w 126 x h 95 cm