My latest painting, which is much larger in comparison with my usual work these days, is in acrylic with pencil and charcoal and some rook feathers added at the top of the picture. This piece will be included as well as other paintings of mine in a group exhibition at Westgate Studios in Wakefield, West Yorkshire on 26th September as part of the Wakefield Art Walk. Should be fun , hope you can come along :-)
I have had to take a photograph of the painting while it is under glass so there are reflections and loss of detail, hope you can get to the studios to see it at its best in reality ....
I have started a new blog called 'A Northern Witch' I will still be keeping my 'Art Of Morgaine. for my art of course , but I also wanted a blog to talk of my life as an Artist, Pagan Witch and the nature which surrounds me here in my country village. Hope you will join me there, here is the link :-) http://paganartistkaren.blogspot.co.uk/
Original Painting In Gouache and Charcoal on Watercolour Paper..
Inspired by Waskerley Beck ( the word beck being of Viking origin) that runs through the village where I lived for a while in Wolsingham in Weardale, gateway to the dales and fells in the North Pennines, England, and parts of it also known as The Vale Of The Vikings, a very magical place...
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Oil Pastel 5"x 7"
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The voice of the Dove is the rain song. Out of its mourning, it invokes new waters of life. Its song should remind us that no matter what our life conditions, new waters and new life are still possible. The Earth is a female planet, and this should remind us that creation and new birth is available to all of us upon it. The mourning dove helps us to remember that. Although its song is heard throughout the day, it seems more distinct at dawn and dusk. These are the “Between Times” -a time in which there is a thinning of the veils between the physical and the spiritual, the past and the future. The dove can help you to use these times to see the creation process active within your own life. The song of this totem tells you to mourn what has past, but awaken to the promise of the future. It is a bird of prophecy and can help you to see what you can give birth to in your life.
I am from and live in the North of England. Though based amongst the hills and moors which I find so inspiring, my work also reflects my time spent living in America, I love working with camera or paintbrush.
My images may not be used in any way without prior written permission.
All images & text (C) Karen Brear
As I sat by a campfire I heard a wolf howling, close enough to know that I was within its territory, it was one of a pack but if I was to portray a wolf in my paintings it would be that one, I know that wolf, by hearing it in the wild I am connected to it. My paintings and photographs of the nude in nature depict this connection, this freedom. When I go to the wild and lonely places and walk naked I feel a spiritual connection to nature. The images are based on reality, my own experiences in my homeland of England and when I lived in the Rocky Mountain Country in America. These experiences have inspired my art, my art is an adventure.