Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Mythic burgeonings..

 

Pardon me for my lack of post, it was not me it was my… um…. oh heck, what can I say. Guilty as charged for withholding information in the court of blogspot. It’s a fair cop. Off with my head? No matter, I lost my head many years ago…whilst looking for my marbles.

To bring you a bit more up to date with my meanderings, I can reveal in monochrome that....


I viewed life from within a nutshell..... 


Looked straight into the eye of the Minotaur.....

Ventured to illuminate hollow ground...

And pondered the intricacies of love...



After an abundance of rain there came an abundance of bluebells this May, how generous nature is. There also came much needed tonic of visitors who coaxed me from my festering nutshell and went out to revel in the beauty of the land in which I have the privilage to reside in.






Following the bluebells that were following us...



and found my own nook amongst all the crannies in Wistman's wood...




But even after passing the prancing pony...

and the three wise sheep...

I still needed to get my bearings...


Luckily I managed to find our way home..





To purchase some of the originals and prints featured here, please visit my Etsy store here. Thank you for visiting!



Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Cornish wonders.


 
   Last week I went on a Cornish adventure, visiting the coves and harbours that tickle this tiny foot of old England. I took with me my copy of 'The secret History of Mermaids’ an illustrated guide to the wonders of oceanic folklore, compiled by the respected Professor, Ari Berk. On my travels I was hoping to meet a Cornish Merrymaid or two or hear the call of the Mermaid of Zennor or discover some Atlantean treasures in a smuggler's cave. These remained elusive to me on this occasion except for one evening, whilst dining in a seafood restaurant,  I was disturbed to see that on the menu "Hagfish" was the "catch of the day".  I refrained from ordering it as it bared a striking resemblance to my grandmother, god rest her lemon sole. 

Here are a few of my depictions of Merfolk, some of which feature in the book.




There were some quite dramatic seascapes in Cornwall too




The very spot where a fisherman witnessed an apparition of Archangel St. Micheal, on his mount, over 500 hundred years ago. Not too hard to believe really..



Thursday, 5 December 2013

The Womb Healer



'The Womb Healer ' a recent drawing inspired by personal as well as a collective female experience.
Prints of this are available here



An unusual moorland scene, depending on where you are standing. Viewed as a portrait, the scene is demystified even more. The original is for sale here


 An encounter with the divine feminine. The original is available to buy here


Sunday, 27 October 2013

There's a storm a comin..


 On this eve, a storm of great wrath is predicted to bully its way through the streets of my homeland, flicking tiles off the roofs and breaking limbs off of trees.  Expecting the worse, we residents prepare to batten down our hatches and brace ourselves for a night of nature's fury, with torches and candles to hand in case it decides we don't deserve the luxury of electricity. Fortunately, myself and other human land dwellers are housed within thick granite walls, but spare a thought for this young dryad, naked and vulnerable with nothing but her skeletal branches to shield her from the elements...











  Not only did she have to bend and contort her wire skeleton and polymer clay flesh as protection, but it was also a necessary act for fitting in my oven. It is little wonder I suppose, that she looks so anxious! 

When I can decide which angle is best, I will soon have prints of her available in my Etsy shop. But for now, why not have a look at other prints available there

Stay warm and safe on this tempestuous night!








Friday, 13 September 2013

In the heart the woodland wakes...

A painting that emerged from earlier this year
 and one of my largest and most detailed to date...









Injecting light and life with sharpest blade...




In the heart the woodland wakes

55cm x 69cm

Created by scratching with a knife into thinly applied water mixable oil paints with some coloured pens and pencils on gesso primed paper, and many, many hours.

copyright ©2013 Virginia Lee

You can have the next best thing to owning the original by going to my etsy shop and finding limited edition Giclee prints available. 


 Love and light to you, from this forest's floor!