Celtic art @ Balnain

Inspired by the work of George Bain, who tirelessly taught the practice and application of Celtic Art during the 20th century, I decided to put these two large pieces of Caithness stone into use as welcoming symbols to our home in Balnain in Glenurquhart, Inverness-shire.

Celtic 'S' with 'horse' celtic animal sign

Celtic ‘S’ with ‘horse’ celtic animal sign

“Exuberant, expansive and powerful, the Celtic animal sign of the horse will give you a run for your money. Naturally competitive, and rightfully so. The horse has loads of talent, and enough confidence to go ‘round, particularly in business matters. They have a sixth sense when it comes to strategy and navigation (these signs have an uncanny internal compass). They are gregarious, and openly charming (even flirty). They make grand appearances, and know how to carry themselves with style and authority. They do well in leadership positions, but they are just as happy to be the helpers of the clan (as long as they are given adequate recognition for their talents and contributions). Potentially headstrong, they are also valiant in times of adversity.”

[Source: www.whats-your-sign.com] Caithness stone; 80cm x 80cm; Indian Ink

Celtic 'R' with 'wolf/hound' celtic animal sign

Celtic ‘R’ with ‘wolf/hound’ celtic animal sign

“Wolves have a strong sense of purpose, and will go to great lengths to see their point is made, and fully understood. This Celtic animal sign is fearless, brave and they rarely compromise. These are the hero’s you want by your side in the heat of battle. They will not back down, and they will take no quarter. Others marvel at their inner fortitude. Where do they find the energy and wherewithal to keep going? They thrive on challenge, that’s what gives them their stamina. They have impeccable character, and “honour” is their middle name. They are strong willed, and sometimes live up to the “lone wolf” label. Nevertheless, you always know where you stand with them, and they will unite with you as long as you share their cause.”

[Sources: www.whats-your-sign.com and www.celticwolfproduction.webs.com] Caithness stone; 75cm x 70cm; Indian Ink

3 Responses to “Celtic art @ Balnain”

  1. R H Brownlee

    Just very vibrant, beautiful pieces of work – keep it up. Also your paintings are just wonderful. Yours RB xxxx

  2. lgv critics.com#likeuknow

    you have inspired me to look up a 100 year old poetry book. This from ‘The character of a happy life’ by Sir Henry Wotton, 17th century:

    “This man is free from servile bands
    Of hope to rise or fear to fall;
    Lord of himself, though not of lands;
    And having nothing, yet hath all.”


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