Holiday

Featured Piece - 2022
Lux Semper Redit (Light Always Returns)

A holiday illustration featuring a mama moose and twin calves framed in an archway with stylised halos in a triquetra pattern. There is snow gently falling all around as well as accumulating under their hooves and spilling through the archway, which is decorated with rainbow strand-lights. Both mother and juvenile moose wear golden rings and bells in their ears; the mother has a garland of evergreens and gilded pinecones around her neck, while the calf on the left is crowned with a wreath of juniper branches laden with bluish-purple berries, and the one on the right wears a matching crown of red rowan berries and black twigs.

     mother moose bedecked in gold and green boughs keeps watch over twin calves crowned with juniper and rowan

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On the Edge of Night

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Cultures the world over have celebrations that take place on or near the Winter Solstice, and much of the symbolism overlaps: we celebrate the turning of the tide of darkness back toward longer days and shorter nights. For those of us in northern climes, we gather whatever warmth and light we can: friends and family, the special foods and gifts we've saved to share, cosy fires, hot toddies, down blankets, wool socks, coloured lights - all the things that guide us through the annual pilgrimage into darkness and back out into the new-dawning year and the promise of spring, even though it's still too early to see or feel it.

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Below you will find the rest of the holiday series, with a new piece debuted each year since 2017.

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If you'd like to browse the rest of the artwork, you can explore the entire portfolio to learn more about the in-depth symbolism and/or creative process behind each piece.

To bring some art home yourself or gift it to someone else, check out these other themed collections or visit my shop.

Meeting Mr. Tumnus

an ode to one of my favourite scenes from the Narnia chronicles

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2017

King of the Forest

elk bull & calf crowned with candles and garlands of fir

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2018

A spread from a tea party including a red tea pot, yellow candles, a bowl of oranges and some cheese adorned a foil table top.  Two mice have helped themselves to the bounty, one rests atop the orange pile, and the other on a red wax round of cheese.

Yule Tea After-Party

a family of mice toast each other's good health amidst the scattered remains of a holiday feast

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2019

Otter Snowslide

3 playful otters make the most of the snowfall beneath a starry aurora

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2020

Goblet of Goodwill

a mystical raven scatters gold and silver bells and coins from a magical cup beneath a snowy full moon

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2021

Shop the Holiday Series

celebrating the annual triumph of light over darkness

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