The art of the Celts depicts cunning knots and spirals that mystifies the logical mind and defies easy understanding as to their construction. The beautiful forms hints at secret knowledge and ancient wisdom from a time of myth & magic.
Having practiced this art form for over 20 years I would say that it contains a key to our common ancestral wisdom and offers us clues to the cosmos both within and without. To understand the art form, to copy and recreate, is to gain insight into the hearts & minds of those that came before us and so get in touch with the ancestral spirit.
At the heart of Celtic art are a few simple techniques and a discipline of repetition. I feel that it is the repetitive nature of the form that leads to an openness and deeper understanding.
By investigating both the spirituality and philosophy of ancient cultures then incorporating the synthetic understand into drawings I was further able to find vehicles for the Celtic patterns. For instance the flower of life and Islamic designs are incorporated in the construction of many designs. My design style lately is more freeform and breaking through many of the traditional design boundaries to create something unique and modern through the prism of my being. Take a look at the Avalon Series of design that feature what I call the new Celtic Renaissance style.
If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to draw Celtic art you may be interested in my easy to follow video guides:
I’ve also just finished a design called the ‘Celtic Tree of Wonder’ and made it available for people who love to colour in: