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The War Spell by Ed Org

The War Spell by Ed Org

 

 This amazingly beautiful pencil sketch has just been published as a fine art limited edition print limited to only 850 copies signed and numbered by the artist Ed Org.  Like all his pencil sketch work it is finely detailed and tremendously evocative.  No wonder his fame is growing by leaps and bounds.  There are very few artists in the genre to compete with him in terms of composition or technique.  There are prints available now to suit practically any pocket or wall space from the small moon faerie sketches and countryside themes to these medium sized prints right up to the enormous ‘Wife of Lleu’ that despite its size and price is still one of his most popular works.  If there is a list of current artists in the fantasy genre whose work is most likely to be viewed very favourably in the future and become extremely collectible then no doubt Ed Org must be well-placed on that list.  You’ll find more examples of his excellent artwork here.

Picture of the Month

Yes, I know we’ve been lazy and not posted one for April or May but we have been incredibly busy for this time of year.  Even the world cup doesn’t seem to have slowed us down this time, which is very surprising given that most of our stock relates to football in precisely the same way that chocolate retailers relate to brain surgery 🙂

For this month we have chosen a picture by renowned artist Stuart Dilley.  Well, when I say renowned, you have to be in the know, since most of his work is done under licence for a major clothing manufacturer and you’ve probably been wearing his designs without even realising it.  I’m not sure this picture wuill give you much of a clue either as he is very versatile in the way he produces different artistic effects for different subjects.

Nimue's Grove by Stuart Dilley

Nimue's Grove by Stuart Dilley

A fabulous painting by Stuart Dilley available as a large or standard sized signed print.  If you click on the image you’ll go to Stuart Dilley’s section on our ecommerce site and see more of his work.  There are many different versions of stpries about Nimue.  The legend of Merlin and Nimue is an intriguing tale that entails love, spells, and death told through various stories in literature.  The Lady of the Lake is usually referred to by various spellings of the names Nimue or Vivienne.   The Lady of the Lake is the name of several related characters who play parts in the legends of King Arthur.

Picture of the Month

With all the controversy going on over the family feud since the death of Mrs Ellie Frazetta last year let’s remember the great art that is the real legacy of Frank Frazetta and put up Death Dealer as this month’s Picture of the Month and hope that sense will eventually prevail in the Frazetta family. 

Death Dealer 1 by Frank Frazetta

Death Dealer 1 by Frank Frazetta

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The Phoenix conceived by Roger Garland

Phoenix poster by Roger Garland

Phoenix poster by Roger Garland

This brilliant painting was painted by well-known  Tolkien artist Roger Garland way back and is one of the best depictions of the phoenix ever.  It was only ever reproduced as a large poster that for various reasons was poorly distributed making copies hard to find.  We were lucky to buy up the last of them from Roger Garland himself some years back and he signed them all with a silver pen.  A very impressive large image that will make you want to run around the room playing air guitar and singing the Wishbone Ash song!  If you can’t remember the words then here they are:

Bird rise high from the cinders
Leave it all behind

All the ruins and the fire

Bird raise your head from the ashes
Many men lay dead
You can see them like I

Phoenix rise
Raise your head to the sky

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Pray by Mark Belo
Pray by Mark Belo

We continue our series of Picture of the Month with Mark Belo’s ‘Pray’ to kick of January 2010.  Mark Belo has been around for quite some time and we have had his Cosmodolphin etc on sale at www.artistsuk.co.uk for a few years.  recently however, he has produced some new work and this has been reproduced on canvas.  One of these is this lovely painting entitled ‘Pray’ –

You can see the full range of these beautiful works on canvas plus the earlier posters by clicking here.