Thursday, 15 April 2021

Hebe's chalice


 The myth tells that the goddess Hebe lost her chalice of youth and an eagle fought to recover the cup and returned it to her. Wherever the bird shed a drop of blood or a feather, up sprang a Rowan tree.

Sunday, 14 February 2021

Under a Janus Moon


 An atmospheric take on the birch forest. The birch is the tree for January in the Celtic tree calendar. Birch bark is collaged onto card for this mixed media piece.

Saturday, 9 January 2021

Dance in the Light of the Sun and the Moon


 












A sky dancing Chodma inspired by Machig Lapdron who founded the lineage of Chod practitioners. The sun and moon both shine in the sky symbolising that the dance is happening outside time. The Chodma is wearing bone ornaments and plays a Chod drum and a vajra bell. The Khatvangha on the left of the painting is a golden staff rich in symbolism.

Thursday, 24 December 2020

Naga Princess










A wisdom deity linking the ocean depths with fiery heavens and airy space. A winged creature who is part naga, part  human and protected by snakes.


Saturday, 17 October 2020

Manjushri on blue lion

Here is a small commission from 2016. Acrylic on canvas. I've been reflecting on this figure this week and pulled this image out of the archive.
 

Thursday, 3 September 2020

Amitabha's Land of Infinite Light


 
























Amitabha, the Buddha of Infinite Light and Eternal LIfe is associated with the setting sun. He presides over Sukhavati, the archetypal pure land of bliss.

Sunday, 2 August 2020

Vajrasattva


Here is a recently completed painting of Vajrasattva, the white Buddha who embodies purity. He gazes at us with eyes of kindness and a look of complete acceptance of all our human frailties.

Friday, 15 November 2019

Aryatara

Here is a commission - the patron wanted a sense of midnight - the time of day of Amoghasiddhi, Aryatara's consort.