John Slavin Art

Portfolio: 5. Scottish Traveller Tales

La Mer la Moocht

The merman returns to his undersea home intending to take his friend, the old fisherman, with him.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
46cm x 36cm
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Princess and the Cuckoo

The drop of a tear from the eye of the princess will transform the cuckoo into his true self, a prince.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
46cm x 36cm
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The Hunt of the Unicorn

The hunt for the unicorn goes ever on, in dream, through all the ages of man -- here an infant.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
40cm x 50cm
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The Queen of Knowledge

From the third and final part to the 'Twelve White Swans' which exists only in the telling of this international wonder tale by Duncan Williamson . . . 'If you had dreamed your dream out to the end,' says the Queen of Knowledge to her son seeking the cure to the prince's swan wing arm. Set near Waverley Station, Edinburgh.

Original
Oil on canvas
90cm x 60cm
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The Swan's Egg

The princess will break the swan's egg over the prince's arm to complete his return to human form.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
61cm x 46cm
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Angus and Bride

The marriage of love between the god of youth and the goddess of new life at the gateway to Spring.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
46cm x 36cm
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Beira Hag of Winter

The season of winter personified in Celtic story; Beira wields her hammer on the shoreline of the Isle of Skye.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
46cm x 36cm
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside
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