Sacred Sites Digital Art A4 size prints

For some years now I have travelled all over the Celtic Lands of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales in my passion and Quest for searching out and understanding the Celtic and Sacred sites. I have taken over 25,000 photos and I choose the best of these to inspire my paintings and fine art creations. In 2001, I was commissioned to create 36 images for a greetings card series for a company called MediaQuest. Coincidentally, I began to work with a new and brilliant digital art program called 'Studio Artist'. The program enables the artist to digitally 'Paint' using virtual media styles - watercolour, oils, pastels etc.. This became a perfect opportunity of creating the card series which has turned out to be a great success. These prints are taken from the full resolution masters and I am delighted to offer them as a special edition run of 100 prints of each. Thank you for taking the time to look at my prints.

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Crosses of Healing 01

Ahenny High Crosses, Ireland - These famous 8th-9th century Ahenny
      High Crosses in Ireland with their removable capstones are placed
      at meeting places within the Celtic Monastery. Nearby, a stream
      flows with clear crystal water which has healing powers for headaches
      and other infirmities of the body. Legend has it that, by placing
      the capstones of the crosses on the sufferers head, migraine
      headaches were cured.

House of Prayer 02

Gallarus Oratory, Dingle Peninsula, Co Kerry, Ireland - Gallarus Oratory in Kerry, Ireland,
      is the best preserved drystone corbelled oratory of its kind.
      Giving the appearance of an upturned boat, it has survived over
      1200 years against the fierce storms from the Atlantic Ocean.
      Inside, opposite the door at the east side, is a single small
      round headed window.

Isle of Avalon Abbey 03

Glastonbury Abbey, Somerset, England - The legendary original home of the Holy Grail in England, Glastonbury Abbey, has always been a place of mystery and wonder and also the centre of the mystical 'Isle of Avalon'. The original wattle and daub church which once stood here, believed to be built by Joseph of Arimathea, connects very well to the Glastonbury thorn tree which, legend has it, grew from his staff. It is also claimed that King Arthur is buried here.

Hill of the Isle of Glass 04

Glastonbury Tor, Somerset, England - Probably the best known sacred landscape
      in Glastonbury, overlooking the Vale of Avalon. As you walk up
      the labyrinth pathway to the 14th century chapel on the summit
      of the Tor, it is easy to feel the otherworldly nurturing spirit
      of this sacred place. Folklore says that there once stood a temple
      here with twelve columns around it . Throughout the centuries
      this has continued to be a place of wonder.

Abbey of Inspiration 05

Iona Abbey, Isle of Iona, Scotland - St. Columba founded the first abbey
      of Iona soon after his arrival from Ireland in 563 and it became
      the central hub of his Celtic Church mission in the connective
      land of the Irish and the Scots known as Dalriada. Iona is the
      inspiration for the many pilgrims who find it easy to absorb
      the reflective tranquility to be found here and amongst the grounds
      that have been beautifully laid out as a garden sanctuary.

Cross of Faith 06

Kilkieren High Crosses, Ireland - One of three beautiful high crosses
      at Kilkieren, a part of a larger group of crosses which include
      Ahenny, Killamery and Kilree called the Ossory group. This highly
      decorated conical capped cross is adorned with Celtic knot work
      and horsemen on its Eastern side.

The Eloquent Ogham 07

Kilmalkeder Church Ogham Stones, Ireland - The 5th century ritualistic Celtic
      Ogham stones contain an early form of Irish script using a variety
      of notches and lines to mark graves. Ogham Stones were supposedly
      inspired by Ogma, god of eloquence. These are two fine examples
      of Oghams found outside Kilmalkeder Church on the Dingle Peninsular in Ireland

The Wonder of the Cross 08

Monasterboice High Cross, County Louth, Ireland - The High Crosses at Monasterboice,
      dating back to the 10th Century, are one of the great examples
      of pictorial Celtic Art. These High Crosses stand over 5 metres
      high and are intricately decorated with biblical stories, showing
      great craftmanship. This form of art was used to illustrate the
      gospels and bring them alive. The historic ruins of Monasterboice
      are of an early Christian settlement founded in 520 AD by St.Buite

Round Tower of Refuge 09

St Declan's Round Tower, Ardmore, Waterford, Ireland - These extraordinary round towers
      are to be found all over Ireland but St. Declan's Round Tower,
      dating from the 12th century, is one of the finest to survive
      today in what is known as St. Declan's holy city of Ardmore.
      Round towers were used as a place of refuge when invading forces
      drew near which explains why the entrance doors are places higher
      up the tower, out of the reach of marauding barbarians.

Chapel in the Cliff 10

St Govan's Chapel, Pembroke, Wales - To this day St. Govan remains a mystery
      but some say he was Sir Gawaine who, after the death of King
      Arthur, became a hermit and built a cell where this extraordinary
      13th century cliff chapel is placed. The steps leading to this
      sacred hermitage never count the same going up or down.

Grail Castle and the Valley of the Cross 11

Valle Crucis Abbey & Castell Dinas Bran, Clwyd,
      Wales - The 'Castle of the Grail' stands
      on a distant hill overlooking the Cistercian monastery, translated
      as the 'Valley of the Cross'. Legend claims that Merlin had buried
      treasure within the Castle waiting to be uncovered by "a
      yellow headed boy who has a dog with a silver eye". Valle
      Crucis Abbey is one of the first Gothic abbeys in Britain.

Easter Abbey 12

Whitby Abbey, Yorkshire, England - The Synod of Whitby, in the year
      664, was held here to debate the date for Easter. The Celtic
      calendar of the Columban Church differed from Roman orthodoxy
      and it could be said by some that the suppression of the Celtic
      Church by the Roman Church started here as the outcome of the
      debate, among other things, decided to follow the Roman Church's
      wishes that Easter should always fall on a Sunday.

King Arthurs Giant 13

Arthur's Stone, Hereford, England - One of the traditions which involves King Arthur in the sighting of this tomb states that he killed a giant who is buried here. Some also say it is King Arthur himself who is buried here. Whatever the truth of these stories, this place has an impressive neolithic chambered tomb which is roofed by a large capstone supported by nine upright stones, the heaviest of which is estimated at more than 25 tonnes. The whole tructure would have been covered by a mound of earth.

Celtic Cross of Stones 14

Callanish or Calanais Standing Stones, Isle of Lewis,
      Scotland - The Callanish (Calanais) Standing
      Stones resemble, from above, a large Celtic cross with a central
      burial chamber. The mystery of the use of this place leads to
      speculation whether it was used as a burial site, an observatory
      or a place for healing the sick. Whatever the truth may be this
      truly sacred place inspires pilgrims from across the World to
      visit the Isle of Lewis and to feel the warmth of the Stones.

Altar of the Druids 15

Drombeg Stone Circle, County Cork , Ireland - The Drombeg Stone Circle 'the small
      ridge', also known as the Druid's Altar, dates to around 100
      BC. This is one of the best known Irish recumbent stone circles.
      The connection to the Druids is also hightened by the occasional
      'cup and ring' markings on some of the stones.

Transformed into Stone 16

Long Meg and Her Daughters Stone Circle, Cumbria,
      England - As with some other stone circles,
      tradition has it that Long Meg and her Daughters were a coven
      of witches, that were turned into stone by a holy Christian man
      or a powerful wizard. Another tradition states that if Long Meg
      is chipped, she will bleed and that her daughters are impossible
      to count and arrive at the same number twice. Long Meg and Her
      Daughters is the third largest English stone circle, the others
      being Avebury and Stanton Drew.

Healing Stone 17

Men-an-Tol Standing Stones, Cornwall, England - Near Land's End in Cornwall can be
      found the Men-an-Tol, known for the traditional belief that the
      Stones have great healing powers. Naked children were passed
      three times through the hole and then drawn along the grass three
      times in an easterly direction. This was thought to cure scrofula
      (a form of tuberculosis) and rickets. Flanked by two menhirs,
      or herms, it is also known as a window into eternity.

Dance of the Nine Ladies 18

Nine Ladies Stone Circle, Derbyshire, England - The Nine Ladies are traditionally
      said to have been a group of women who were turned to stone for
      dancing on the Sabbath. The circle is only around 40 feet across
      but its sheer intimacy matches the wonderfully peaceful atmosphere
      highlighted by the beautiful surround of trees which is evocative
      of the circle dances which were celebrated by local people at
      certain times of the year.

Temple of the Sun 19

Ring of Brodgar, Orkney Islands, Scotland - The Ring of Brodgar sits within a
      natural 'cauldron' formed by the hills of the surrounding countryside
      standing by the salt water of the Ness of Brodgar to produce
      the most perfect example of a megalithic lunar observatory that
      we have left in Britain. This breathtaking ceremonial site formed
      by 60 sandstone slabs at over 100 metres in diameter is Scotland's
      largest stone circle and the third largest in Western Europe

The Village That Time Forgot 20

Skara Brae, Orkney Islands, Scotland - A natural disaster struck the Orkneys
      around 5000 years ago when a violent storm covered this ancient
      village with sand on the Orkney shore but another storm in 1850
      revealed it once again. The buildings are incredibly well-preserved
      with the stone furniture intact within the walls of the huts
      and alley-ways roofed with their original stone slabs.

The Giants Ring 21

Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England - Geoffrey of Monmouth tells that Merlin
      brought the stones to the Salisbury Plain from Ireland and used
      his magic to erect them with the help of giants. Stonehenge is
      the largest and most famous Bronze Age site in England, dating
      back to 4,000 years. The alignment of the stones pinpoint the
      midwinter and midsummer sunrises and sunsets. How the stones
      were placed here is still a mystery, especially the great sarson
      stones and 80 blue stones that came all the way from the Preseli
      Mountains in Wales - 240 miles away!

Temple of the Moon 22

Stones of Stennes, Orkney Islands, Scotland - A tradition on each new Year's Day
      has it that the local people of Orkney met at Stenness church
      and danced and feasted for several days. Young couples went first
      to the Temple of the Moon at the Stones of Stenness, "where
      the woman, in presence of the man, fell down on her knees and
      prayed to the god Wodden after which they both went to the Temple
      of the Sun at the Ring of Brodgar, where the man prayed in like
      manner before the woman." Finally they clasped hands through
      the hole in the Stone of Odin and swore fidelity.

Stones of Power 23

Stones of Stennes, Orkney Islands, Scotland - The energy field that exists within
      this ring is easy to see from the grazing sheep who appear to
      be always anchored next to the stones. Even at sunset, they appear
      to radiate a warmth and atmosphere that bathes the pilgrim in
      a glorious hue. The tallest stone is a full 16 feet high and
      has the effect of slicing through the sky.

Arthurs Dining Table 24

Zennor Quoit, Cornwall, England - The area of Zennor in Cornwall is
      associated with an Arthurian legend. When Cornwall was troubled
      by Danish invaders, King Arthur came to Zennor and summoned the
      four Cornish 'kings' to help him fight the Danes. They dined
      with him off a flat rock on Zennor Head before beginning their
      battle. The quoit could be regarded as a flat broken table!

Chieftains House 25

Castell Henllys Iron Age fort, Pembroke, Wales - Castell Henllys Iron Age fort in
      Wales is a beautiful reconstruction designed to give the pilgrim
      an idea of how our ancestors lived and farmed. The 'Chieftain's
      House' resonates inside with the stories and folklore of our past.

Salmon Falls 26

Cenarth Falls, Dyfed, Wales - In Celtic tradition the salmon is
      associated with knowledge and 'spirit of the waters'. There can
      be no more perfect a spot to stand near the famous Cenarth Falls
      in Wales to watch the occasional majestic migratory salmon which
      can frequently be seen jumping these tumbling falls on the River Teifi.

Gateway to Annwn 27

Ffynnone Waterfall, Pembroke, Wales - Legend has it that there is a well
      at the bottom of the waterfall which is the gateway to the Underworld.
      It is here that the Prince of Dyfed and the King of the Underworld
      traded places for one year and a day.

Lunar Landscape on Earth 28

Gleninsheen Tomb, The Burren, Ireland - The Burren landscape is one of the
      most amazing places in Ireland with its karst limestone pavements
      eroded in a distinctive pattern known as karren - split and weathered
      to look like a lunar landscape. It contains dozens of megalithic
      tombs and Celtic crosses in between the cracks in the ground
      which cover over huge caves and underground rivers.

Well of Healing 29

Lassair's Well, County Leitrim, Ireland - This is one of many healing wells
      in Ireland. Pilgrims to Lassair's well wash themselves in St
      Ronan's Holy Font, just beside the well, before drinking the holy water

The Celtic Pyramid 30

Maes Howe Passage Tomb, Orkney Islands, Scotland - On the shortest days of the year
      the sun shines straight into the the inner chamber at sunset,
      painting a path directly across the back wall of the chamber.
      To construct a tomb so precisely some 5,500 years ago that it
      would create such a phenomenon, demonstrates a precise skill
      and knowledge of seasonal changes. No mortar was used and some
      of the huge slabs fit so well together that a knife blade cannot
      be inserted between them. The tomb contains many runic inscriptions
      and is covered over by a large earth mound.

Womb of the Faerie 31

Pentre Ifan Cromlech, Pembroke, Wales - Local tradition believes this cromlech
      to have been used by the druids for initiations with neophytes
      who spent vigils inside the burial chamber in contact with the
      Otherworld and its inhabitants. Pentre Ifan is overshadowed by
      Carn Ingli, a rock formation, which is one of those odd places
      where the Earth's magnetic field is reversed and sightings of
      the little people, a phantom horseman and a 'White Lady' have
      all been reported from this area in recent years.

Spring of the Waterfall 32

Pistyll Rhaeadr Waterfall, Clwyd, Wales - Pistyll Rhaeadr translates as the
      'Spring of the Waterfall'. One of the seven wonders of Wales
      and its highest waterfall, she tumbles down gracefully over the
      crags and flows furiously under a natural stone arch known as
      the Fairy Bridge. It was reputedly the haunt of a Nwyvre who
      was defeated by locals using an iron-spiked standing stone.

Place of the Shining Ones 33

Poulnabrone Dolmen, The Burren, Ireland - Some 5000 years ago the Tuatha Dé
      Danann, the Shining Ones or fairy folk placed the remains of
      their ancestors here using rituals and ceremonies. They were
      able to contact the spirit world to ensure the fertility of their
      crops and livestock, giving honour to the sun, moon and stars
      which gave them life. Poulnabrone Dolmen, also meaning 'The Hole
      of Sarrows', was originally covered by a mound of earth.

Anas Well 34

St Anne's Well, Whitstone, Devon, England - This small well house dedicated to
      St Anne has the ancient Celtic head of Ana guarding the entrance.
      Some of the old wells of Cornwall possess a distinct and primordial
      personality and this is one of them with its womb-like sanctity
      of the subterranean shrine, framed by an old thorn tree growing
      in harmony with the ancient spring. Hidden inside the well, peering
      out above the water is the impressively ancient face sculpture of Ana.

King Arthurs Birthplace 35

Tintagel, Cornwall, England - Uther Pendragon, King of England
      was overcome by desire for Ygraine, the wife of Gorlois, Duke
      of Cornwall. With the help of a spell from Merlin causing a thick
      fog to descend on Tintagel castle and surrounding area, Uther
      took on the appearance of Gorlois. While his men were fighting
      Gorlois, Uther slipped away into the the castle and with Ygraine
      conceived Arthur, the future King of England. Tintagel castle
      is also known as a Celtic Christian monastery.

Arthurs Quoit 36

Trethevy Quoit, Cornwall, England - Trethevy Quoit, meaning 'place of
      the grave' is also known as Arthur's Quoit. This impressive burial
      chamber is also known locally as The Giant's House. A mound of
      earth would have covered the quoit in earlier times.

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