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The Adornment

Legend has it that Fairy Rings are worn areas in the grass made by fairies dancing. It is believed they are where fairies come to dance and celebrate, and perform many of the rituals of their own magic. Here in this painting you can see one of those rituals taking place. In the milky twilight, a flutter of fairies are adorning the sad sight of a fallen tree with garlands of ivy. Each garland is wound beautifully around the branches and trunk by the fairies as they dance, like winding green leafy ribbons around a maypole. I know ivy is not popular with many but I have always thought it looks so pretty wrapped around a tree. The next time you see something covered in ivy, check to see if there is a fairy ring near by. You can be sure fairy magic has been at work, breathing life into the neglected and long forgotten things around us.

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Changing Seasons

Magic is all around us in the change of the seasons and no where is it more apparent than in the humble apple tree…… is it possible nature has a little helping hand?

The fairy guardians of this tree all have an important role to play on the journey through the seasons. In spring the fragile apple blossom is cared for and, when the time is right, each little petal is released on a warm gentle breeze. The hot summer days bring delicious ripe fruit, polished to perfection using cloths of pure spun spidersilk. As the autumn days turn colder the leaves are artfully changed from green to hues of orange and red with the flick of a paintbrush. In winter, the raindrops turn to icicles and shards of frost are expertly and carefully applied to all the edges of the last remaining leaves that cling to the almost bare branches.

This painting was a specially commissioned piece and was so enjoyable yet challenging to do! Each season needed to work strongly on it’s own as well as seamlessly change from one season to the other so it took a bit of planning and many colours to achieve it….unusual for me as I always favour a limited colour palette in my paintings!

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Shy Violet

Wild violet, an unassuming wildflower that can grow abundantly if undisturbed and usually the perfect hiding spot for fairies. This fairy and her young child have been spotted though! Fairies are naturally shy and mistrustful of human folk, with good reason being so tiny and vulnerable. The young mother peeps shyly out from behind a violet flower holding her child to her with a protective hand. She is wary, unsure if the onlooker is friend or foe but the little fairy, hugging her mother’s leg for reassurance, is clearly delighted to make a new friend.

I so loved painting this one, it reminded me of the times my young daughters used to cling to my legs when they were shy and a little unsure of people they didn’t know…. 🙂

 

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The Dragon’s Roar

The garden at night is a fabulous place for the young fairies to explore. Under the cover of darkness they are hidden and safe…..or are they? Here one little fairy is bravely exploring the forest of Snapdragon plants. Of course she has heard the tales of the dragon flowers coming to life with huge mouths that open wide and she doesn’t believe them. But, as a moon beam illuminates the fiery tones of an orange plant, the wee fairy gasps as she is confronted by a dragon head suddenly opening it’s mouth and letting out an almighty ROAR followed by a…..giggle? Hmm….Someone thinks this was a great trick to play…..not sure she will agree though!

Antirrhinums, so pretty and fun. As a child I loved squeezing those dragon heads, bringing them to life. To be honest, I still do 😁

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High Winds

The wild beauty of the Scottish Highlands is often portrayed as a romantic part of Scotland. This is not at all strange given the stunning unspoilt nature with rugged mountains, deep blue lochs and empty glens where majestic Red Deer rule the hills and Eagles rule the skies. Due to the ever and fast changing weather the Highlands have a mystical touch. One moment you see the hills, the next they are gone. Sunny spells and dark shadows move over the hills and the white snow capped mountains in winter give the Highlands a sparkling touch.

A sudden strong wind has caught this fairy out! She clings to a thistle, waiting for the wind to drop…..a hazardous place of shelter for such a delicate creature. I hope her wings do not get torn!

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The Gown Maker

Is there a more romantic, glamorous and flamboyant flower than the peony? It is surely the bloom of choice for the perfect fairy ball gown with it’s delicate, yet decadent, soft layers. In this painting a talented gownmaker is working her magic with soft pink peony petals. She works deftly, creating a gown of dreams for her very happy customer.

I wanted to create a vintage feel in this painting with the soft muted colour palette, reminiscent of the old Victorian flower paintings. The romantic style of the dress also lends itself perfectly to the Victorian era.

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Accidents Happen

Hydrangeas fascinate me. How is it you can have different colour blooms in just one shrub?

These young fairies have been given a little job to keep them out of mischief….painting some of the blue hydrangea flowers from blue to pink. A fairly simple task to do you would think but little ones are very easily distracted! One little fairy is upset that she has knocked her paint pot over, causing a cascade of pink to discolour two blooms that were meant to stay blue. Oh dear.

The next time you see multicoloured blooms on a hydrangea shrub you can be sure some excitable little fairies were there just before you learning how to paint. Yes, they might look messy but accidents happen and it’s amazing how beautiful accidents can be. 🙂

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Waltz Of The Fuchsias

You never know what delights you might find in the garden if you are quiet and patient. If you are very lucky you might just get the chance to see a very special show like this one. Sunbeams fall through the dense foliage of a fuschia plant like stage lights and the fairy ballerinas take their places ready to perform. As the music starts the dance begins. The fairies in their beautiful cerise and purple costumes shimmer and shine as they twirl across the stage, their wings sparkling as they catch the sun. Such a breathtaking sight! The show is over when the sunbeam fades but the memory will live with you forever.

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The Lucky Find

In this painting there is a young fairy who has made a very special discovery amongst the lush clover leaves. She will of course have been told about the lucky four leaved clovers by the older fairies but I expect she never thought she would actually find one herself. I understand her sheer delight and awe at finding this beautiful treasure because I felt just the same when I found my first four leaved clover as a young girl. I pressed mine between the pages of a book…problem is I forgot which book it was and I never found it again!

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Iridescence

Dragonflies are magical. The power in their wings and grace in their flight are very similar to that of a fairy. It is no wonder the two creatures have a very special bond and can easily be mistaken for each other. The beautiful iridescent colours of the dragonfly are mirrored in the dress of this fairy as she rests on a water iris and her shimmery wings are strikingly similar. So the next time you catch a glimpse of iridescent sparkle over a glassy lake or resting on a flower look carefully.....is it really a dragonfly that you see? 12"x24" acrylic on canvas.

Dragonflies are magical. The power in their wings and grace in their flight are very similar to that of a fairy. It is no wonder the two creatures have a very special bond and can easily be mistaken for each other. The beautiful iridescent colours of the dragonfly are mirrored in the dress of this fairy as she rests on a water iris and her shimmery wings are strikingly similar. So the next time you catch a glimpse of iridescent sparkle over a glassy lake or resting on a flower look carefully…..is it really a dragonfly that you see?

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Rise And Shine

Where do the young fairies sleep at night? They’re so small and vulnerable. I like to think the morning glory vine is the perfect place. This plant has large trumpet-shaped flowers and as the sun sets in the evenings the young sleepy fairies climb into the beautiful blooms. The morning glory is truly magic. It twirls up its buds tightly at night to make cocoons, keeping the little ones safe. When the sun hits the flowers in the morning they unfold, gently waking the fairies from their slumber. As a new day starts it looks like someone is already up to mischief with a drop of morning dew!

 

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The Thaw

Although winter is a beautiful season, a slight warmth in the air is always welcome after a long period of ice and snow isn’t it. Nature and wildlife slowly wake up from a deep winter slumber at the promise of spring and here, emerging from a cosy little hollow in a tree is a little fairy. She waits patiently as the woodland appears from under the deep blanket of snow below. As the snow melts away she prepares to take flight, ready to care of the tentative first signs of spring.

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Dance Of The Red Dragonflies

The red dragonflies are of significant importance to my client as they represent a fond part of her life when she was studying Chinese medicine some years ago. My brief was to paint these beautiful creatures dancing with fairies so I came up with this scene, each fairy partnered with a dragonfly, lost in their dance. When you see the glimmer of gossamer wings over a lily pond can you be absolutely sure it’s a dragonfly you saw? Or could it possibly be a fairy?

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Drifting Away

Drifting across the water a fallen Autumn leaf carries two fairies on a gentle journey. With fairy lights wrapped around the stem casting a guiding light and warm glow, one fairy soothes or comforts her friend as she drifts into a peaceful sleep. When life is tough painting fairies is where I find peace. It’s was a difficult few weeks when I painted this and it provided much needed therapy, helping me drift away from real life for a few days. 😊

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Unforgotten

I was in a melancholy mood I started this painting. So much tragedy and loss, not only the big events in the news but also many friends and clients had lost loved ones and I found myself absorbing the grief and sadness. It’s not my pain to bear and I don’t know why it affected me so deeply but I found myself lost in tearful thoughts too often. My therapy is to express myself through paint and I found comfort while painting this piece, ‘Unforgotten’. Amongst the delicate blue forget-me-nots, a fairy kneels with her head bowed. In her hands she tenderly holds a forget-me-not flower, lost in her memories of a loved one gone. In the process of painting it I found myself thinking fondly of my dear granddad. He died a few years ago, lost to Alzheimer’s and the forget-me-not flower is, of course, a symbol of the Alzheimer’s Society. This painting helped me get my thoughts and emotions in order. Our loved ones live on forever in our hearts, unforgotten.

 

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Footsteps!

Fairies are very good at hiding but I think it must be very stressful at times, always living with the fear of being discovered. Here, a flutter of fairies have taken cover under a couple of toadstools as the sound of human footsteps approach. Twigs snapping and leaves crunching are sounds I love to hear when walking through an autumnal woodland but I imagine it strikes fear in my fairy friends until danger passes. I think these little beauties are going to be just fine though 🙂

 

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The Guiding Light

On dark autumn evenings I imagine it must be difficult for fairies to find their way around. Thank goodness for the Chinese lantern plant with it’s fruit covered in bright orange paper lanterns in September. With a little fairy magic, these lanterns provide a beautiful glow to help a fairy find her way home…. the perfect guiding light.

 

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Sound Of The Sea

I don’t know why I haven’t painted fairies by the sea before considering it is one of my favourite places to be and there is definitely magic to be found. Have you ever held a shell to your ear and wondered how the sound of the sea is captured inside? Fairy magic of course. Here we have a little fairy perched on a shell washed up on the tide. She patiently waits for the shell to fill with sound of the sea, carried to the shore on a gentle summer breeze. This painting has a delicate embellishment of iridescent glitter to the wings and dress and the fairy appears to shimmer in the sunlight but I can’t capture it in a photo! It makes me wonder if the sparkle on the waves is really down to sunshine alone… I will be watching the sea more closely in future 🙂

 

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Promise Of Snowfall

As the weather warms up, I am inspired to paint winter….why?? 😂 As the temperature drops, the anticipation of snow rises and it’s no different in the fairy realm. Nestled amongst the needles of a pine tree are two little winter fairies. These little beings never feel the cold and fully embrace their duties of caring for nature through the winter months. Head tilted to the sky one fairy is hopeful of imminent snow but her friend is clearly bored of waiting!

 

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A Listening Ear

Is there anything that says summer like vibrant red poppies swaying in shiny golden wheat fields? There is magic to be found here if you look closely enough. In this painting a fairy in a silky scarlet dress sits on an ear of wheat intently listening to a poppy flower. I wonder what is being said? The next time you see a summer breeze blowing through a field of wheat, stop and listen closely to the sound. The whispers of the wheat fields hold many secrets, flowers can talk but it’s usually only the fairies who really listen. I was given the idea of doing a poppy fairy painting by a lovely lady on my Facebook page and I am delighted to say she has given this painting a home.

 

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