Friday, November 12, 2010

MYSTICAL ARTIST ANGELA JAYNE BARNETT

 

NOVEMBER
Moon of Storms
Dark Moon
Snow Moon
Ivy Moon

"O WILD West Wind, thou breath of Autumn's being—
Thou from whose unseen presence the leaves dead
Are driven, like ghosts from an enchanter fleeing,
Yellow, and black, and pale, and hectic red,
Pestilence-stricken multitudes!—O thou
Who chariotest to their dark wintry bed"

~ From Ode to the West Wind by
Percy Bysshe Shelley

Two months ago, I discovered (on another blog) an image with beautiful art and information about the September Moon. I used this image on my blog, but at the time, I didn't know the artist's name. I have now discovered that she is Angela Jayne Barnett, also known as Arwen's Grace, and that the image was created for her Celtic Luna Calendar.

Today I present you with the Celtic Luna November calendar page. In checking out this calendar, I discovered many, many more pieces of art from this extremely talented mystical Scottish/Celtic artist. I thought I'd share more images from her collection of digital art (she also creates gorgeous photographs of English, Scottish, Cornish and Welsh landscapes).


"Watchtower"
(The inspiration for the November calendar page).


"Chalice Well"
(Based on the famous Chalice Well
at Glastonbury, England)


"The Chapel in the Woods"


"The Clansman"


"The Emerald Forest"


"The Fairy Glen"


"Hedge Witch"


"Highlanders"


"The Magic Door"


"Evening Falls"
(to round out the images with another owl!)

I have so often been drawn to these images when I have run across them on the Internet, without knowing they were done by one artist (they were unattributed, bah!). They just spoke to my Celtic roots so deeply and so innately. 

Angela's work has been described as "somewhere between enhanced reality and angelic fantasy". Her photography work has appeared in several books and magazines, and her artworks have been used in book and CD cover design as well as theatre posters and advertisements.

To learn more about Angela, in her own words, go to this link:
http://www.celtic-photography.co.uk/page4527.html.

I am thrilled to learn that you can purchase future Angela Jayne Barnett calendars. For information on buying the Celtic Luna calendar, The Goddess calendar and The Magic and Moonlight calendar, click on this link:


Angela will design a "bespoke" calendar at no additional cost. (I had not known of the word "bespoke" until recently. I believe it is British in usage. It means "made to order", meaning she will make you a calendar out of any of her images! How cool is that?

You can also order posters of her art on several different websites, including Deviant Art (deviantart.com). Or, just Google her name for other sites.

14 comments:

Piecefulafternoon said...

Wow - amazing stuff. You do so much research. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Robin Larkspur said...

Oh sweet Goddess this artist's work is unbelievable!!! Thank you so much for sharing this. I would love to have some of her art in my home. Thanks for the links. Your blog is beautiful, too!

TheNote said...

Beautiful! Thank you.
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Medieval Muse said...

Gorgeous art!!! and perfectly paired with Shelley.

Rowan said...

I, too, have seen this November calendar image elsewhere nd loved it but didn't know where it came from. Thank you for finding out and telling us. I'm guessing she also did the wonderful September one that you posted? Must go and check her website.

Shopgirl said...

These are amazing. Thank you for sharing such beautiful art. Big Hugs, mary

lila said...

I will have to see her calendar images too! I do think the November one is wonderful and want to see more!
Thanks for the links!
As usual, you chose a wonderful poem for the season!

Riverbird said...

Very nice! Thank you.

gemma said...

Hi dear Julie...this is fabulous.
Thinking of you. Sending you warmest wishes this autumn evening.

Annie said...

Dear Julie,

What a marvelous find. Her work is gorgeous and somehow familiar. Very glad to have this wonderful creative spirit identified.

WOL said...

It is time to get next year's calendar. Thanks for the link and for the glimpses of her art.

Sandy said...

Hi, Julie! I love the graphics, especially the owl!

Linda B said...

Thank you for this. Her art is extraordinary -- I must have one of her calendars!

Eigon said...

This is wonderful - thank you! I've gone straight off and bought a calendar.
Some of the photos are of the Brecon Beacons, which are local to me.