I grew up playing with little medieval tin soldiers. I’ve basically never stopped. For some reason I am magically drawn to a world of fantasy, chivalry, darkness, and adventure.
Im an American of Irish decent, but in my heart of hearts I’m a celtic barbarian. I love both the thrill of battle and the beauty of the natural world.
In my artwork I try to bring to life a fantastic version of Ireland. In my world, the trees twist themselves into celtic knots, the forests are haunted by wizards and wicked spirits, and warriors ride on large red stags.
Q & A
Q: Are you available for commissions?
A: Because I’ve had so many requests, I’ve change my answer from “no” to “yes”. Please visit the commissions page.
Q: What medium do you work in?
A: All of the pieces shown on this website were completed using the app procreate on an iPad pro with the apple Pencil. I’m a busy guy and I’m always on the go. My iPad setup allows me to whip out my artwork and to put it away at a moments notice.
Q: How long does it take you to complete a piece?
A: Large pieces take between 45-80 hrs, small pieces take 10-20 hours.
Q: How did you learn to do celtic knots?
A: I started out just by simple observation–seeing designs I liked, and trying to imitate them. But, things really took off for me when I read Celtic Art: The Methods of Construction by George Bain.
Q: What’s your source of inspiration?
A: I draw my inspiration from books, movies, videos games, and table top games in the Fantasy genre. I also study and old Celtic & European legends, history and folklore to improve my sense of ‘what it was like’. I use that knowledge to create ‘historically informed’ fantasy.
In term of art style, I am very influenced by the art in the Book of Kells and that of the Russian artist Ivan Bilibin , and the Swedish artist John Bauer.