So today, I was sat in the studio and I realised I had been looking at all sorts of different cultures over the last 4 weeks, but none actually related to me. I began thinking about English culture and the one part that really stood out to me personally was English Folklore, I particularly liked the Green Man, how leaves and nature were incorporated to making a face as the English environment is breathtaking especially where i’m originally from (the west-midlands) many hills, mountains, rivers, forests and cliffs.
Also, I love the idea of English mythology looking into fairy’s and elves and witchery. The idea of old English literature and story’s which could be incorporated in an artwork. I want to look at all aspects of Great Britain, and hopefully create an image which also represents the outside and inside
I have been looking at artist ‘Jen ‘Delyth’ who creates these celtic symbolism paintings.
Jen Delyth (born 1962), is a Welsh-born artist and author, a contemporary Celtic art illustrator and author who has contributed to the Celtic folk tradition with her original Celtic art and designs based on Celtic mythology and symbolism.
She created the contemporary Celtic tree of life design in 1990, which has then become a very popular Celtic folk art symbol.Their branches reach high into the heavens. Their roots dig deep into the Earth. Yet all are woven together, signifying the connection between all things in the Heavens and the Earth.