John Slavin

Portfolio: 4. Portraits of Scottish Wonder 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

£400.00
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside

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

£175.00
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside

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

£300.00
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside

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

£300.00
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside

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

£150.00
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside

The Maiden and the Unicorn

The unicorn approaches, close enough for the infant girl to feel the texture of his legendary beard.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
46cm x 61cm

£250.00
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside

The King and the Unicorn

The unicorn is about to knock the king's shield from his grasp in a child's dream.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
46cm x 36cm

£500.00
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside

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

£700.00
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside

The Scottish King and the Unicorn

A dark and stormy moonlit dream. The king is close enough to his quarry, almost at arm's length.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
46cm x 61cm

£250.00
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside

The Sculptors of the Unicorn

The king and his sculptors on the occasion of the completion of his two unicorn statues. Set in Edinburgh High Street at the Netherbow.

Original
Oil on canvas
90cm x 60cm

£600.00
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside

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

£250.00
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside

The Boy and the Snake

Family portrait from traditional Scottish Traveller tale by Duncan Williamson; the farm boy who loved a wild snake and every morning shared his porridge with the creature behind a rock on a hill in the West Coast of Scotland.

Original
Oil on canvas
50cm x 61cm

£250.00
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside