John Slavin Art

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Bla Bheinn from Ord the Golden Shore

Bla Bheinn from Ord the Golden Shore

South Skye landscape completed while resident at Taigh na Teud, Breakish 2000-2010.

Original
Oil on Board
60cm x 60cm
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside
Black with Ice the Warm Mountain

Black with Ice the Warm Mountain

Beinne na Greine on the watershed between the Kylerhea River and Abhainn Lusa in South Skye occupies the painter's hand, heart and soul. The 'Mountain of the Sun' takes its name from its south facing ridges, drenched with sun in summer. But in winter the outlying Cuillin can be 'black with ice or with cold wet ooze, the ramparts of grim precipices'. (Sorley Maclean)

Original
Oil on canvas
45cm x 60cm
Can be seen at Taigh na Teud
Beinne na Greine on the watershed between the Kylerhea River and Abhainn Lusa in South Skye occupies the painter's hand, heart and soul. The 'Mountain of the Sun' takes its name from its south facing ridges, drenched with sun in summer. But in winter the outlying Cuillin can be 'black with ice or with cold wet ooze, the ramparts of grim precipices'. (Sorley Maclean)
The Rough Bounds of Kylerhea

The Rough Bounds of Kylerhea

Prehistoric sea creatures inhabit shore rocks in the Straits of Kylerhea where the tides are infamous. The memory of volcanic lava infuses the landscape. From our vantage we look across to the mainland, the Black Cuillin.

Original
Oil on canvas
60cm x 60cm
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Can be seen at Resipole Studios Fine Art Gallery
Prehistoric sea creatures inhabit shore rocks in the Straits of Kylerhea where the tides are infamous. The memory of volcanic lava infuses the landscape. From our vantage we look across to the mainland, the Black Cuillin.
Bla Bheinn and the Cailleach

Bla Bheinn and the Cailleach

Painting completed while resident at Taigh na Teud, Breakish, Isle of Skye 2000-2010.

Original
Oil on canvas
60cm x 60cm
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Can be seen at Scottish Storytelling Centre
Rocky Terrible Cuillin

Rocky Terrible Cuillin

Competed at Taigh na Teud, Breakish 2000-2010.

Original
Oil on canvas
61cm x 61cm
Can be seen at Taigh na Teud
Dusk Madres

Dusk Madres

High on the side of Madres we look south into night on the Pyrenees Orientales. At this altitude the massive pines become dwarves. This is midnight at midsummer.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
60cm x 60cm
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Can be seen at swg3.tv
High on the side of Madres we look south into night on the Pyrenees Orientales.
From the Col d'Agnes

From the Col d'Agnes

Beneath a summer sky of pure cerulean blue jagged rocks and snow fields descend in crevice either side of the central gold brown mountain. A Chinese brush has been used to effect the detail, loose yet accurate, of this mountain group seen across a chasm of space from a high foreground. Yellows, greens and vermillions are presented where overpainting is almost indistinguishable from first thought.

Original
Oil on canvas
66cm x 81cm
Can be seen at Taigh na Teud
Flame Canigou

Flame Canigou

A view to sacred Canigou from the foot of a great pine and chestnuts on the Col Roque Jalere. September, and already the chestnut leaves are brown. The valley hides itself in a sea of mist above which the mountain rises red as a heart.

The title of the painting commemorates the tradition of St John's Eve on Canigou ... from a pre-Christian Mid-Summer ritual.
A large bonfire is lit on Canigou on this night and from this flame brands are carried down the mountain to light thousands of other bonfires throughout Catalonia.

The painting is available from
https://www.tyrrellartgallery.com/artists/john-slavin/

Original
Oil on canvas
46cm x 61cm

£450.00
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside
Sacred Canigou from the Col de Roque Jalere.
September Snow Canigou

September Snow Canigou

A September snow which lasted for only a day shines through to the mountain footpath among evergreen oak where the evening sun turns to autumn.

Original
Oil on canvas
50cm x 61cm
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April Snow

April Snow

Canigou is distant, still, cold with April snow. Roses and ciste and thorn twine on rock.


The painting is available from
https://www.tyrrellartgallery.com/artists/john-slavin/

Original
Acrylic on canvas
60cm x 60cm

£350.00
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside
Canigou is distant, still, cold with April snow. Roses and ciste and thorn twine on rock.
Bugarach East Face

Bugarach East Face

A heat storm over the sea arrives at the eastern portals of the Bugarach. Terrific clouds rise up in immeasurable swells of brilliant or black cumulus. The sky is green. Trees have been posted as sentinels. A potent earthy red complements the green of the growing storm throughout, as if, in the iridescence of a double rainbow, chords of colour are inverted. The elements seem to modulate; cloud has the quality of mountain, air of earth. Red is green, black is white. As the Bugarach rises through and beyond the world so rises the storm, inflating his mirror with hot respiration, a mountain turning in time with the Mediterranean engendered storm in a massive visionary ball. (Also titled 'East of Bugarach')

The painting is available from https://www.tyrrellartgallery.com/artists/john-slavin/

Original
Acrylic on canvas
60cm x 50cm

£300.00
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside
A heat storm over the sea arrives at the eastern portals of the Bugarach on the territory of Camps-sur-l'Agly. Terrific clouds rise up in immeasurable swells of brilliant or black cumulus. The sky is green. Trees have been posted as sentinels. A potent earthy red complements the green of the growing storm throughout, as if, in the iridescence of a double rainbow, chords of colour are inverted. The elements seem to modulate; cloud has the quality of mountain, air of earth. Red is green, black is white. As the Bugarach rises through and beyond the world so rises the storm, inflating his mirror with hot respiration, a mountain turning in time with the Mediterranean engendered storm in a massive visionary ball.
Cardou Bugarach Canigou

Cardou Bugarach Canigou

The rounded Cardou, the craggy Bugarach and the icy dogtooth peak of Canigou are caught in low light beyond three crests of tree and rock.

Original
Oil on canvas
80cm x 100cm
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside
Bugarach from Valdieu Passage of the Rock

Bugarach from Valdieu Passage of the Rock

Very thickly painted the mountain is gray. The dusk above it in orange, yellow and blue lines is traversed perpendicularly by three main tree forms. The foreground is rock and branch in darkness. The passage below the mountain captures the sunset in buttercup yellow.

Original
Oil on canvas
30" x 24"
Can be seen at Taigh na Teud
Autumn Afternoon Bugarach with Tree

Autumn Afternoon Bugarach with Tree

Tree form travels centrally down this painting from the arboreal mass of a leaf obscured sky. The mountain behind is red like a cinder in the last warmth of the year. The swirling foreground is a mass of noumena and plant form.

Original
Oil on canvas
83cm x 63cm
Can be seen at Taigh na Teud
The Salz Yellow Cascade and Hazel

The Salz Yellow Cascade and Hazel

Original
Oil on canvas
24" x 30"
Sold
Can be seen at Collingwood College, Durham University
The Green Woods of Cardou

The Green Woods of Cardou

Cardou is ‘corps de Dieu’ or ‘coeur de Dieu’ that is, body or heart of God. Some believe the bones of Jesus rest on the summit. The path will take you in spiral, beneath leaves which are here treated stylistically, towards your ascent.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
60cm x 50cm
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Can be seen at swg3.tv
Cardou through Las Hieros Forest

Cardou through Las Hieros Forest

The pilgrim's way to Cardou comes through here. Obscured by green leaves and primeval forest the mountain is merely an orange triangle -- the point of two lines meeting high in a night sky where legend says the bones of Jesus are laid to rest.

Original
Oil on canvas
61cm x 61cm
Can be seen at Taigh na Teud
Autumn Sunset Rennes les Bains

Autumn Sunset Rennes les Bains

The sun is reflected in waters of the River Salz
as she passes through the gardens. The treatment
of the paint is exceptionally thick and the
complications of ripple and twig carry the dying
flares of sunlight to every part of the painting.

Original
Oil on canvas
30" x 24"
Sold
Can be seen at Scottish Storytelling Centre
Cardou from Blanchefort

Cardou from Blanchefort

Across a carpet of pale forest from a rocky precipice of foreground the violent rock form of Cardou rises uninhibitedly into the rainbow dome of sky. Bugarach is visible in the distance to the right. The high valley of the Aude begins here and in mystic correspondence the pentacle of Venus finds one of her starry points.

Original
Oil on canvas
63cm x 84cm
Can be seen at Taigh na Teud
Cherry and Pine Montagne de Tabe

Cherry and Pine Montagne de Tabe

The foreground consists of light-play in grass either side of a stony track which descends to a tangle of bushes out of which rise two Scots pines. In the distance the valley is a sea of cloud from which rise high mountains. Overhead the golden limbs of a cherry tree descend, their leaves catching sunlight. The last cherry of the season hangs in the top left.

The painting is available from
https://www.tyrrellartgallery.com/artists/john-slavin/

Available from Tyrrell Art Gallery
https://www.tyrrellartgallery.com/artists/john-slavin/

Original
Oil on canvas
86cm x 71cm

£300.00 Framed
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside
Valley Road

Valley Road

A certain happy mood reigns in the clouds above and rises to the soles of the feet from the stones of the pathway. A million leaves for the eye of the beholder.

The painting is available at
https://www.tyrrellartgallery.com/artists/john-slavin/

Original
Oil on canvas
55cm x 46cm

£295.00
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside
Sarrat Cayrol Forest Dusk

Sarrat Cayrol Forest Dusk

The weary traveller finds an idyllic spot where a fire may be made and a gurgling stream listened to. Among large mossy boulders pine and beech rise to obscure the starry heavens. All is at the extreme of day; only afterglow makes the scene visible.

The Painting is available at
https://www.tyrrellartgallery.com/artists/john-slavin/

Original
Oil on canvas
70cm x 50cm

£450.00
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside
Deep Wood

Deep Wood

Two ancient chestnut trees lean across the forest path. Painted by torchlight, this nocturne on a muddy path shows where the wild boar run after rain.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
55cm x 50cm
Sold
Can be seen at The Secret Gallery
Tree

Tree

Beneath a stormy sky a long and lonely forest path wends its way to the Tree. This ancient individual manifests an arcane alphabet and even suggests the eye of the goddess.

Original
Oil on canvas
80cm x 80cm
Sold
Can be seen at swg3.tv
September Dawn Pas de la Casa

September Dawn Pas de la Casa

Taken from a split second eye opening at dawn on freezing 1st of September 2013 and reinforced by impressions and drawings made summer 2014, this painting of mountain dawn at altitude 2000m, recreates light, cloud, rock and river.

The painting is available from Tyrrell Art Gallery
https://www.tyrrellartgallery.com/artists/john-slavin/

Original
Acrylic on canvas
60cm x 60cm
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside
Andorra and the River Carol

Andorra and the River Carol

The blues of a snowy world risen high beyond cloud are besieged by red, yellow, gray and black atmosphere in tumultuous form. Beneath a crown of cloud the blue valleys sink to green trailed with red cloud. The lower mountains through which the blue river Carol runs are lemon and orange and scarlet. In ascent or descent the travelling eye crosses horizon after horizon, stone river bank, red valley, green valley, high cloud, mountain top and again cloud world.

Original
Oil on canvas
81cm x 66cm
Can be seen at Taigh na Teud
Pic de Montmalus

Pic de Montmalus

A mountainscape perceived from a sunlit yellow foreground across a cool valley from whose depths rise joyous rocks and snow beneath a spiral sun.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
80cm x 100cm
Can be seen at Taigh na Teud
Pic d'Envalira

Pic d'Envalira

Silver coils of cloud. Black turrets of rock. Untouched snows. The black grey white world of the cold mountain at Envalira where three is the balance. Black grey white. The Dragon coils / The Cloud covers / The Snow rests. This world is far from colourful but on close inspection green may be seen in a tiny foreground pine.

The Painting is available from Tyrrell Art Gallery
https://www.tyrrellartgallery.com/artists/john-slavin/

Original
Acrylic on canvas
60cm x 60cm

£300.00
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside
Thunderbolt

Thunderbolt

Against a black sky Mars and Venus are visible to the right. An immense thunder dragon climbs the high mountain and traverses the summit. Strands of mist trail across snow patches where the rocky precipices are vividly patterned.

The Painting is available from Tyrrell Art Gallery
https://www.tyrrellartgallery.com/artists/john-slavin/

Original
Acrylic on canvas
50cm x 50cm

£280.00
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside
Grau Roig

Grau Roig

One of Andorran mountain suite - pilgrimage summer 2016

Original
Acrylic on canvas
80cm x 80cm
Can be seen at Taigh na Teud
The Agly (Eagle)

The Agly (Eagle)

The turquoise sculptress River Agly has formed a rough and moving relief, the Gorges de Galamus; carved for two hundred million years out of rare dolomitic limestone from the Black Jurassic that has arisen from her springs. The painting is a study of stones, a close reading of the water.

The Painting is available from Tyrrell Art Gallery
https://www.tyrrellartgallery.com/artists/john-slavin/

Original
Oil on canvas
61cm x 50cm

£300.00
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside
River into Longest Night

River into Longest Night

Abstract water study of River Salz from models of Song Dynasty Chinese art from the 11th century.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
61cm x 50cm
Can be seen at Taigh na Teud
Ribera de Campcardos

Ribera de Campcardos

Beneath a livid sky the birch forest and granite slopes of Mount Campcardos shine in wet light. The swollen Ribera de Campcardos rages among boulders in the foreground.

Original
Oil on canvas
70cm x 50cm
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Can be seen at swg3.tv
Black Waterfall south of Salz

Black Waterfall south of Salz

Night is falling and the sky darkens from gold to crimson. Black water crashes from brown rock amid tall trees which form crepuscular green borders left and right. A dark shore rock bottom left contrasts a brighter river rock middle fore which still catches partial light. The fall itself is already in darkness. The brush work of the river is violent, carrying the destruction of day, yet the atmosphere is calm, inviting a world where, vision obscured, eternal sounds continue to run on.

Original
Oil on canvas
107cm x 87cm
Can be seen at Taigh na Teud
Forgotten Moon

Forgotten Moon

The River Aude flows through the wooded gorges south of Limoux beneath the first crescent. Painted using the three primary colours and white in a search for simplicity.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
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Can be seen at The Secret Gallery
Galbe

Galbe

A full moon on the way up and out of the deep gorge brings storms. Beside a torrential river the air is torrential. The birch leaves are yet to come into being. Wind over the River Galbe is loud and the forest shrinks to needles.

The Painting is available at Tyrrell Art Gallery
https://www.tyrrellartgallery.com/artists/john-slavin/

Original
Acrylic on canvas
60cm x 60cm

£380.00
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside
Axat

Axat

At the entrance of the deep gorge of the River Aude stands a great mass of mountain rock. This painting is made from references to 9th-century Chinese art and from one swift drawing, pencil hanging in blind vertigo.

The Painting is available at Tyrrell Art Gallery
https://www.tyrrellartgallery.com/artists/john-slavin/

Original
Acrylic on canvas
50cm x 50cm

£250.00
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside
Peak of the Cold Fountain

Peak of the Cold Fountain

Soon after dawn an approaching storm dramatically engulfs the sky. A hare runs for cover against fierce wind. The viewer has climbed opposite to take note of the rising intricacies of the mountain flank. The road through the Gorges de l'Aude.

The Painting is available at Tyrrell Art Gallery
https://www.tyrrellartgallery.com/artists/john-slavin/

Original
Acrylic on canvas
60cm x 50cm

£275.00
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside
Moving Mists Eilean a'Cheo

Moving Mists Eilean a'Cheo

The dark permanence of jagged mountain is complemented by the soft ephemerality of passing mist. Across the water from a rocky shore the viewer is presented with a moment of ancient processsion.

Original
Oil on canvas
80cm x 60cm
Can be seen at Taigh na Teud
Abhainn Lusa, February Dusk

Abhainn Lusa, February Dusk

Landscape near Breakish, Isle of Skye, during residence at Taigh na Teud, 2000-2010.

Original
Oil on canvas
61cm x 61cm
Can be seen at Taigh na Teud
Silkie's Rock I

Silkie's Rock I

The silkies or Seal People find their homes on the shores of South Skye at Breacais upon the large rocks. At times of full moon man can walk to and observe an incredible undersea world elevated and available for a phase.

Original
Oil on Board
60cm x 60cm
Can be seen at Resipole Studios Fine Art Gallery
The silkies or Seal People find their homes on the shores of South Skye at Breacais upon the large rocks. At times of full moon man can walk to and observe an incredible undersea world elevated and available for a phase.
Silkie's Rock II

Silkie's Rock II

The geology of Skye is of great interest and warrants close inspection. Some days one has the privilege of alternately being bitten by midges and smitten by hailstones. Despite this the tidal rock is a veritable treasure chest.

Original
Oil on Board
45" x 55"
Can be seen at Resipole Studios Fine Art Gallery
Loch Ainort I

Loch Ainort I

View is from Luib across the loch to Trembling Ridge -- Leathad Chrithinn.

Original
Oil on canvas
45cm x 61cm
Can be seen at Taigh na Teud
View is from Luib across the loch to Trembling Ridge -- Leathad Chrithinn.
The North Atlantic Island Skies

The North Atlantic Island Skies

Painting of South Skye completed 2007.

Original
Oil on canvas
18" x 24"
Vallespir

Vallespir

To the south beyond Canigou the steep and densely wooded mountains of Vallespir rise beneath a summer sky. Nature seems to take on the forms of its own will, the forms of its own heart's desire.

The Painting is available at Tyrrell Art Gallery
https://www.tyrrellartgallery.com/artists/john-slavin/

The Painting is available at Tyrrell Art Gallery
https://www.tyrrellartgallery.com/artists/john-slavin/

Original
Oil on canvas
71cm x 91cm

£500.00
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside
Above the Col du Paradis

Above the Col du Paradis

The passage of the moon predicts snow. A large white mountain dog runs on the pathway between the trees of light and the trees of darkness. The deep sides of the rounded mountains plunge into the light of the world.

The Painting is available at Tyrrell Art Gallery
https://www.tyrrellartgallery.com/artists/john-slavin/

Original
Oil on canvas
80cm x 80cm

£450.00
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside
Pass of Paradise in the Corbieres in the Aude Department.
April Snow Canigou

April Snow Canigou

Between the pillars of two mountain pine trees the view across sixty kilometres as the crow flies includes the Peak of Bugarach on the left and Cardou on the right.

The Painting is available at Tyrrell Art Gallery
https://www.tyrrellartgallery.com/artists/john-slavin/

Original
Oil on canvas
40cm x 50cm

£280.00
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside
Dawn View from Madres

Dawn View from Madres

Canigou in featureless blue dominates a sea of morning mist. Perched on a granite peak the artist sees into rocky abyss, mountain lake and rolling green hills. The rays of morning in white traverse the scene.

The Painting is available from Tyrrell Art Gallery https://www.tyrrellartgallery.com/artists/john-slavin/]

Original
Acrylic on canvas
60cm x 60cm

£300.00
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside
Hounds and Hares

Hounds and Hares

A scene in the metamorphosis of Jack and Marigold from Duncan Williamson's Scottish Traveller tale 'Two Ravens'.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
40cm x 50cm
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Can be seen at Taigh na Teud
Central scene of transformation, the metamorphosis of Jack and Marigold as they escape the wrath of the evil Raven-boys who were created by Marigold's grandfather magician. Jack and Marigold are using one of the two magical rings of transformation.
Marigold's Metamorphosis

Marigold's Metamorphosis

Illustration of Duncan Williamson's wonder tale from Scottish Traveller tradition, 'Two Ravens'.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
100cm x 150cm
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Can be seen at Scottish Storytelling Centre
Jack and Mother

Jack and Mother

The Traveller folk hero Jack is consulting with his Mother about the Land of the Ravens and is it true? From the legacy of international ballad and story by traditional Traveller storyteller Duncan Williamson (1928-2007).

Original
Acrylic on canvas
50cm x 40cm
Princess Swan Sister

Princess Swan Sister

Illustration of Duncan Williamson's wonder tale from Scottish Traveller tradition, 'Twelve White Swans'.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
60cm x 60cm
Sold
Can be seen at The Life Room
A Thorn in the King's Foot

A Thorn in the King's Foot

Illustration of Duncan Williamson's wonder tale from Scottish Traveller tradition, 'The Thorn in the King's Foot'

Original
Acrylic on canvas
80cm x 100cm
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside
La Mer la Moocht

La Mer la Moocht

The merman returns to his undersea home intending to take his friend, the old fisherman, with him. Traveller tale by Duncan Williamson, published by Penguin and Floris Books.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
46cm x 35cm
Can be seen at Taigh na Teud
Princess and the Cuckoo

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
Can be seen at Taigh na Teud
The Coming of the Unicorn

The Coming of the Unicorn

The unicorn is about to knock the king's shield from his grasp in a child's dream. [portrait of toddler Oskar Duncan Arthur Williamson, grandson of the late Duncan Williamson]

Original
Acrylic on canvas
46cm x 36cm
Scottish King and the Unicorn

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
Can be seen at Taigh na Teud
Creation of the Unicorn

Creation of the Unicorn

Illustration of Duncan Williamson's wonder tale from Scottish Traveller tradition, 'Coming of the Unicorn'.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
80cm x 100cm
Sold
Can be seen at Scottish Storytelling Centre
Unicorn Dusk

Unicorn Dusk

Illustration of Duncan Williamson's wonder tale from Scottish Traveller tradition, 'The Coming of the Unicorn'.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
70cm x 50cm
Sold
The Archangel Michael

The Archangel Michael

Archangel Michael defeats the dragon in Edinburgh's Royal Mile at dawn.

Original
Oil on canvas
70cm x 50cm
Sold
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside
Diana and her Dogs

Diana and her Dogs

The virgin huntress unleashes an arrow much to the delight of two of her hunting hounds. Diana is Artemis.

Inspired by Stephen Fry's retelling of the Greek myth in Mythos (Penguin Books, 2018).

Original
Acrylic on canvas
61cm x 50cm
Can be seen at Taigh na Teud
Leda

Leda

Ravished by Zeus in the form of a swan, the queen of Sparta seen here with her two sets of twins Castor-Clytemnestra and Pollux-Helen.

Inspired by Stephen Fry's retelling of the Greek myth in Mythos (Penguin Books, 2018)

Original
Acrylic on canvas
61cm x 50cm
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside
Orpheus and the Maenads

Orpheus and the Maenads

Orpheus is about to be dimembered by those who follow Dionysus. His instrument is held aloft.

Inspired by Stephen Fry's retelling of Greek myth and hero tales (Penguing Books, 2018)

Original
Acrylic on canvas
61cm x 50cm
Can be seen at Taigh na Teud
The Wild god, the Mad god and the god of Wine

The Wild god, the Mad god and the god of Wine

Pan, Dionysus and Bacchus in a triple portrait of revelry raise their voices at the end of a moonlit spree.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
50cm x 61cm
Can be seen at Taigh na Teud
Saturn Father Time

Saturn Father Time

From Roman mythology, the bringer of old age who wanders the world as old Father Time.

Inspired by Stephen Fry's retelling of the Greek myths in Mythos (Penguin Books, 2018)

Original
Acrylic on canvas
30cm x 30cm
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside
Hector and the Baby Jesus

Hector and the Baby Jesus

Juxtaposition of the Iliad and the New Testament. Hector in a high-rise awaits the knock on the door from Achilles while cradling infant Divinity.

Inspired by Stephen Fry's retelling of the hero epics in Heroes: Volume II of Mythos (Michael Joseph, 2018)

Original
Acrylic on canvas
61cm x 50cm
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside
Loch na Beiste

Loch na Beiste

Painted alla prima to capture the momentary visibility of the mountainous shore before a hailstorm engulfs it entirely. Early work at Taigh na Teud, Breakish, 2000.

Original
Mixed Media
30cm x 40cm
Sold
Can be seen at The Scottish Storytelling Centre
The Road to Montsegur

The Road to Montsegur

Completed in 2011 in Rennes les Bains, Occitania.

Original
Oil on canvas
60cm x 80cm
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Autumn Rain River Salz

Autumn Rain River Salz

From the Roman baths at the roadside before entering
Rennes les Bains, one can see the rain swollen River Salz tumbling through the rock and forest. Line and colour in density are active throughout the painting. A dull day but rich in contrasts.

Original
Oil on canvas
76cm x 60cm
Sold
Can be seen at The Sutton Gallery
Rabbit's Blood

Rabbit's Blood

Original
Raven Outlaw

Raven Outlaw

Drawing of Raven for wonder tale Two Ravens by Duncan Williamson

Original
Twelve Swans

Twelve Swans

Drawing for wonder tale The Twelve White Swans by Duncan Williamson

Original
The Archangel Michael

The Archangel Michael

Archangel Michael defeats the dragon in Edinburgh's Royal Mile at dawn.

Original
Oil on canvas
70cm x 50cm
Sold
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside
Zeus at Fountainbridge

Zeus at Fountainbridge

Father of the Gods portrayed in an Edinburgh tenement flat with the Fountainbridge Brewery behind him. Down to his last thunderbolt shedding tears for himself, never another.

Inspired by Stephen Fry's retelling of the Greek myths in Mythos (Penguin Books, 2018)

Original
Acrylic on canvas
61cm x 50cm
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside
Odysseus and Circe

Odysseus and Circe

The heroic voyage Odysseus with one of his sailors, who has been transformed by the enchantress Circe into a pig upon her island.

Inspired by Stephen Fry's retelling of the Odyssey in Heroes: Volume II of Mythos (Michael Joseph, 2018)

Original
Acrylic on canvas
61cm x 50cm
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside
Achilles, Patroclus, Krishna

Achilles, Patroclus, Krishna

Three charioteers from two different mythologies juxtaposed. The Iliad meets the Bhagavad Gita.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
55cm x 46cm
Can be seen at Taigh na Teud
One-Eyed with the Ravens

One-Eyed with the Ravens

Illustration of Duncan Williamson's wonder tale from Scottish Traveller tradition, 'Two Ravens'

Original
Acrylic on canvas
60cm x 60cm
Sold
Can be seen at Scottish Storytelling Centre
Hector and the Baby Jesus

Hector and the Baby Jesus

Juxtaposition of the Iliad and the New Testament. Hector in a high-rise awaits the knock on the door from Achilles while cradling infant Divinity.

Inspired by Stephen Fry's retelling of the hero epics in Heroes: Volume II of Mythos (Michael Joseph, 2018)

Original
Acrylic on canvas
61cm x 50cm
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside
Bla Bheinn and the Cailleach

Bla Bheinn and the Cailleach

Painting completed while resident at Taigh na Teud, Breakish, Isle of Skye 2000-2010.

Original
Oil on canvas
60cm x 60cm
Sold
Can be seen at Scottish Storytelling Centre
Loch na Beiste

Loch na Beiste

Painted alla prima to capture the momentary visibility of the mountainous shore before a hailstorm engulfs it entirely. Early work at Taigh na Teud, Breakish, 2000.

Original
Mixed Media
30cm x 40cm
Sold
Can be seen at The Scottish Storytelling Centre
Bla Bheinn over Loch Slapin

Bla Bheinn over Loch Slapin

South Skye landscape. A last glow of light from beyond the horizon imbues the darkness of these western clouds with the power of a sun now grown faint in the approach of long night. The mists linger over Loch Slapin.

Original
Oil on canvas
61cm x 76cm
Can be seen at Taigh na Teud
South Skye landscape. A last glow of light from beyond the horizon imbues the darkness of these western clouds with the power of a sun now grown faint in the approach of long night. The mists linger over Loch Slapin.
Bog of Aiseag

Bog of Aiseag

Landscape of South Skye at Aiseag, completed at Taigh na Teud, 2000-2010.

Original
Oil on canvas
60cm x 80cm
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside
Autumnal landscape on the Isle of Skye at Aiseag.
Silkie's Rock II

Silkie's Rock II

The geology of Skye is of great interest and warrants close inspection. Some days one has the privilege of alternately being bitten by midges and smitten by hailstones. Despite this the tidal rock is a veritable treasure chest.

Original
Oil on Board
45" x 55"
Can be seen at Resipole Studios Fine Art Gallery
Boreraig

Boreraig

Bagh na Dhubh-Airde, Bay of the Dark Height; view from there looking across Loch Eishort to Beinn Bhuidhe, the yellow mountain. Rain is on the mountain and the loch is cold and dark and will soon be hidden entirely.

Original
Oil on canvas
60cm x 80cm
Can be seen at Taigh na Teud
Bagh na Dhubh-Airde, Bay of the Dark Height; view from there looking across Loch Eishort to Beinn Bhuidhe, the yellow mountain. Rain is on the mountain and the loch is cold and dark and will soon be hidden entirely.
Loch Ainort I

Loch Ainort I

View is from Luib across the loch to Trembling Ridge -- Leathad Chrithinn.

Original
Oil on canvas
45cm x 61cm
Can be seen at Taigh na Teud
View is from Luib across the loch to Trembling Ridge -- Leathad Chrithinn.
Rocky Terrible Cuillin

Rocky Terrible Cuillin

Competed at Taigh na Teud, Breakish 2000-2010.

Original
Oil on canvas
61cm x 61cm
Can be seen at Taigh na Teud
Black with Ice the Warm Mountain

Black with Ice the Warm Mountain

Beinne na Greine on the watershed between the Kylerhea River and Abhainn Lusa in South Skye occupies the painter's hand, heart and soul. The 'Mountain of the Sun' takes its name from its south facing ridges, drenched with sun in summer. But in winter the outlying Cuillin can be 'black with ice or with cold wet ooze, the ramparts of grim precipices'. (Sorley Maclean)

Original
Oil on canvas
45cm x 60cm
Can be seen at Taigh na Teud
Beinne na Greine on the watershed between the Kylerhea River and Abhainn Lusa in South Skye occupies the painter's hand, heart and soul. The 'Mountain of the Sun' takes its name from its south facing ridges, drenched with sun in summer. But in winter the outlying Cuillin can be 'black with ice or with cold wet ooze, the ramparts of grim precipices'. (Sorley Maclean)
Madres April Ice

Madres April Ice

The high and distant sweep of icy cloud on the summit of Madres seen from the Hare's Leap above the River Aude.

Original
Oil on canvas
50cm x 61cm
Sold
August Clouds Pyrenees Orientales

August Clouds Pyrenees Orientales

From a level foreground at altitude where farmland is in disuse one can see across the white ridges that form natural barriers to the walker. To the right the high valley of the Aude; straight ahead the Eastern Pyrenees exult in cloud form and summer aspect.

The Painting is available at Tyrrell Art Gallery
https://www.tyrrellartgallery.com/artists/john-slavin/

Original
Oil on canvas
50cm x 70cm

£350.00
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside
April Snow Canigou

April Snow Canigou

Between the pillars of two mountain pine trees the view across sixty kilometres as the crow flies includes the Peak of Bugarach on the left and Cardou on the right.

The Painting is available at Tyrrell Art Gallery
https://www.tyrrellartgallery.com/artists/john-slavin/

Original
Oil on canvas
40cm x 50cm

£280.00
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside
In the Forest of Ventail

In the Forest of Ventail

A labyrinth of hunters’ paths leads through this deep forest. Evening floods the deep hillsides and leafy turns with a pure light.

Original
Oil on canvas
60cm x 50cm
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside
Grotto

Grotto

In the rock and scrub deep dangerous declivities open suddenly exposing their secret caves to the wanderer. Thus the mountain is as low as it is high and filled with an eternal night.

Original
Oil on canvas
60cm x 50cm
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside
Valley Road

Valley Road

A certain happy mood reigns in the clouds above and rises to the soles of the feet from the stones of the pathway. A million leaves for the eye of the beholder.

The painting is available at
https://www.tyrrellartgallery.com/artists/john-slavin/

Original
Oil on canvas
55cm x 46cm

£295.00
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside
October Snow and Cuillin

October Snow and Cuillin

Landscape from South Skye. First snow on the barren red hills. On the high banks of the River Lusa cling two dead Scots pine and an oak. The red of autumnal deer grass is further reddened by the low sun. Here are trees with leaves of gold and branches which are ancient in growth.

Original
Oil on canvas
31.5" x 24"
Sold
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside
Black Cuillin, Red Cuillin

Black Cuillin, Red Cuillin

Seen from the Black Cuillin, the Red Cuillin across Loch Slapin is engulfed by mist.

Original
Oil on canvas
60cm x 80cm
Can be seen at Taigh na Teud
Seen from the Black Cuillin, the Red Cuillin across Loch Slapin is engulfed by mist.
The Blue-black Sgurr

The Blue-black Sgurr

Completed while resident at Taigh na Teud, Breakish 2000-2010. 'Sgùrr Alasdair is the highest mountain in Britain outwith the mainland. Is is an amazing viewpoint with the sweeping Cuillin Ridge, tremedous cliffs, lochs, the sea and scattered islands in all directions.' (walkhighlands.co.uk)

Original
Oil on canvas
61cm x 61cm
Can be seen at Taigh na Teud
Bla Bheinn over Loch Slapin

Bla Bheinn over Loch Slapin

South Skye landscape. A last glow of light from beyond the horizon imbues the darkness of these western clouds with the power of a sun now grown faint in the approach of long night. The mists linger over Loch Slapin.

Original
Oil on canvas
61cm x 76cm
Can be seen at Taigh na Teud
South Skye landscape. A last glow of light from beyond the horizon imbues the darkness of these western clouds with the power of a sun now grown faint in the approach of long night. The mists linger over Loch Slapin.
The Peaks of the Three Stars

The Peaks of the Three Stars

In the peaceful rolling valley of Sansa the church spire stands. Deep pine wooded sides catch the light. The viewer is framed in a lattice of pine. There is a timeless pilgrim on the path. The peaks themselves are blue and midsummer snow rests there.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
80cm x 80cm
Sold
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside
Pic de Saint-Barthelemy

Pic de Saint-Barthelemy

In the foreground the first ferns of summer sprout while in the distance the mountain is still snowy. Peaceful valleys roll between.

The painting is available from
https://www.tyrrellartgallery.com/artists/john-slavin/

Original
Acrylic on canvas
61cm x 61cm

£450.00
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside
Le Puig de Campcardos

Le Puig de Campcardos

The architecture of the peak is an intensely detailed tour de force of chaos; nature's form interpreted in a way which seeks to present the prime imagination at work. This mountain is in the Catalan Pyrenees.

The painting is available from
https://www.tyrrellartgallery.com/artists/john-slavin/

Original
Acrylic on canvas
80cm x 80cm

£350.00
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside
Yellow Evening Canigou

Yellow Evening Canigou

From a break on the heavily wooded descending path suddenly a view opens onto mountainsides which are painted yellow by the sunset.

The painting is available from
https://www.tyrrellartgallery.com/artists/john-slavin/

Original
Oil on canvas
55cm x 46cm

£450.00
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside
Crystal Park

Crystal Park

Between two dead pines left and a leafy linden tree right, the blood of dawn coils over and on the peak of Canigou. We are in a particular forest of many needles shortly after dawn. The moment is becoming crystal clear.

The painting is available from
https://www.tyrrellartgallery.com/artists/john-slavin/

Original
Acrylic on canvas
50cm x 50cm

£300.00
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside
Bugarach the Upside Down Mountain

Bugarach the Upside Down Mountain

Story of the Upside Down Mountain:
At the end of a hot day spent by the shady tranquillity of the cascades in Catalan, the pilgrim sees the heights of Bugarach ascending as the powerful sun descends. This magic mountain, highest in the Corbières, has top layers millions of years older than the lower strata. Known as ‘the upside down mountain’, Bugarach stands a little away from its brothers in the Pyrenees surrounded by legend. Part of a chain on which the Cathars built their fortresses, it is itself without fortification; Pic de Bugarach is said to interfere with the navigation of aircraft and electrical communications.

Original
Oil on canvas
30" x 24"
Sold
Can be seen at Scottish Storytelling Centre
Bugarach from the Devil's Armchair

Bugarach from the Devil's Armchair

Burgarach in autumn 2016.

Original
Oil on canvas
160cm x 126cm
Sold
Bugarach from the White Rock

Bugarach from the White Rock

A summer's day, precipitous rock and the waving of forest in the wind from across the mountains. The peak of Bugarach is twenty-five kilometers distant.

Original
Oil on canvas
60cm x 90cm
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside
Bugarach near Olivier and Zara's Garden

Bugarach near Olivier and Zara's Garden

Original
Oil on canvas
30" x 24"
Sold
Can be seen at Doubtfire Art Gallery
Beltane Moon (The Valley of the Magdalen)

Beltane Moon (The Valley of the Magdalen)

Beltane 2015 and the moon is on the wane above the tall trunks of the beech trees found along the shady banks of the River Salz. Mary Magdalen left the Holy Land and came to France with the Mother of God. Alone, in silence she spent thirty years in a wooded space, through which a river ran centrally, hills and mountains were surrounding. This is a painting of that space, identified as the Valley of the River Salz.

The painting is available from
https://www.tyrrellartgallery.com/artists/john-slavin/

Original
Acrylic on canvas
60cm x 60cm

£350.00
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside
Beltane 2015 and the moon is on the wane above the tall trunks of the beech trees found along the shady banks of the River Salz. Mary Magdalen left the Holy Land and came to France with the Mother of God. Alone, in silence she spent thirty years in a wooded space, through which a river ran centrally, hills and mountains were surrounding. This is a painting of that space, identified as the Valley of the River Salz.
Spring Meadow River Salz

Spring Meadow River Salz

Original
Oil on canvas
83cm x 63cm
Sold
Can be seen at Collingwood College, Durham University
Autumn Rain River Salz

Autumn Rain River Salz

From the Roman baths at the roadside before entering
Rennes les Bains, one can see the rain swollen River Salz tumbling through the rock and forest. Line and colour in density are active throughout the painting. A dull day but rich in contrasts.

Original
Oil on canvas
76cm x 60cm
Sold
Can be seen at The Sutton Gallery
Autumn Beech Rennes-les-Bains

Autumn Beech Rennes-les-Bains

Diminutive cascades deep within a beech wood flow in the shadow. The colours are of October where sunlight and leaf shade vibrate. The energy, generously counted out by the artist's brush is suggestive of an experience of nature where all is in flux.

Original
Oil on canvas
83cm x 63cm
Can be seen at Taigh na Teud
Cascade Rennes les Bains

Cascade Rennes les Bains

The cascade of water by the rocks on the left harmonises with the mood and spirit of the trees in this diminutive and tranquil meeting of waters. A moment of flow and attribution is set among delicate traceries beneath sky and cloud.

Original
Oil on canvas
24" x 30"
Sold
Can be seen at Scottish Storytelling Centre
Autumn Beech River Salz

Autumn Beech River Salz

On an autumn afternoon with the sun disappearing behind the high hill of forest a monumental beech tree stands in its brown leafed phase on a bed of fallen leaves. The River Salz cascades green in the left foreground to balance the bowl of the beech. The forested hill is a pattern of perpendiculars rendered with brush strokes whose action is liberal and expressive.

Original
Oil on canvas
76cm x 61cm
Can be seen at Taigh na Teud
Serbairou

Serbairou

Orchids, grass, massive tree roots, overhanging leaves and standing dead trees are arranged against a distant mountain Bugarach beneath a troubled sky. Le Serbairou is a ruins in Aude south of Rennes les Bains.
The painting is available from
https://www.tyrrellartgallery.com/artists/john-slavin/

Original
Acrylic on canvas
60cm x 60cm

£380.00 Framed
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside
Black Mountain Blue Oak

Black Mountain Blue Oak

Above the remains of last winter yet before the advent of spring the eye looks across the hibernating lands to the crepuscular horizon of the Black Mount.

The Painting is available at
https://www.tyrrellartgallery.com/artists/john-slavin/

Original
Oil on canvas
61cm x 50cm

£350.00
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside
Above the remains of last winter yet before the advent of spring the eye looks across the hibernating lands to the crepuscular horizon of the Black Mount in the Montagne Noir.
Evening Beech Trees

Evening Beech Trees

A westering sun casts a yellow light through a transparent forest where blue shadow reaches out from the undergrowth. Two paths converge on the way to the west.

The Painting (now sold) was available from Tyrrell Art Gallery
https://www.tyrrellartgallery.com/artists/john-slavin/

Original
Oil on canvas
61cm x 50cm
Sold
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside
Le Jardin de la Foret

Le Jardin de la Foret

A studio painting made from more than a dozen detailed pen and pencil drawings of sycamore, oak, chestnut, mountain, rock and herb.

The Painting is available from Tyrrell Art Gallery
https://www.tyrrellartgallery.com/artists/john-slavin/

Original
Acrylic on canvas
70cm x 90cm

£380.00
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside
Une Chenaie Alet les Bains

Une Chenaie Alet les Bains

A protecting oak grove above and beyond which hangs the pure blue and featureless canopy of the summer sky. The oaks are tall above the valley of a dry river, an un-flowing bed of brown fallen leaves. After years of visits and study, after an exceptionally heavy rain, the river did flow! Brown as the leaves it carried it danced. And I stood in a place where motion had long been exiled beneath a mosaic of leaves and marvelled again at a new river.
The painting is available from https://www.tyrrellartgallery.com/artists/john-slavin/

Original
Acrylic on canvas
90cm x 60cm

£300.00
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside
The Silver Fountain Pic del Maia

The Silver Fountain Pic del Maia

From above their bath of mists the mountains clash and assert their teeth. I gaze into the mouth of the dragon. There are mercurial skies above. On the mountain there are metallic bashings and electric zig zags as if on a hero's shield, serrations, myriad channellings.

The Painting is available from Tyrrell Art Gallery
https://www.tyrrellartgallery.com/artists/john-slavin/

Original
Acrylic on canvas
50cm x 60cm

£400.00
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside
Alt del Griu, Encamp, Andorra

Alt del Griu, Encamp, Andorra

A painting of mountain, rock and sky. Moods, winds and star influences pass onto the canvas.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
80cm x 100cm
Can be seen at Taigh na Teud
Pic de Ribuls (Muntanya Amarillo)

Pic de Ribuls (Muntanya Amarillo)

'Images, reveries, memories, memories of dreams, memories of visions, dreams of hallucinations, refractions of refractions of refractions of that original Alpha and Omega of experience . . .' (R.D. Laing, The Politics of Experience)

Original
Acrylic on canvas
80cm x 80cm
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside
Pic Negre d'Envalira

Pic Negre d'Envalira

Lemon light streams from a midsummer sun high above. The mountain peak is immediately present, deeply scarred. Pocked with snowy punctuation, the dangerous way permits a view of rocky detail. In the distance left the chain fades to blue.

The Painting is available from Tyrrell Art Gallery
https://www.tyrrellartgallery.com/artists/john-slavin/

Original
Acrylic on canvas
79cm x 79.5cm

£300.00
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside
Lemon light streams from a midsummer sun high above. The mountain peak is immediately present, deeply scarred. Pocked with snowy punctuation, the dangerous way permits a view of rocky detail. In the distance left the chain fades to blue.
La Portella Blanca d'Andorra

La Portella Blanca d'Andorra

An image made at the first safe opportunity of a descent from beyond. Midsummer snow fields lead up to impregnable rocks. The sky is turbulent, the way precipitous.

The Painting is available from Tyrrell Art Gallery
https://www.tyrrellartgallery.com/artists/john-slavin/

Original
Acrylic on canvas
80cm x 80cm

£400.00
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside
Black Fountain Tempesta

Black Fountain Tempesta

A distant blue summer evening is seen from a dark star. Grey rock enters shadow black shape, grains of white upon it. The foot of star mountain is a carpet of tiny pine trees. On the mountain formal patterns of rock-snow snow-rock break the eye up into mercurial yet static detail. The frozen trees on my right, as hail fell, were reappointed with white. Sinister clouds sweep in, large and obscuring. Through the storm I am given an opening to create a metaphor for the human eye. Also titled 'East of the Black Fountain' Andorra.

The Painting is available at Tyrrell Art Gallery
https://www.tyrrellartgallery.com/artists/john-slavin/

Original
Acrylic on canvas
60cm x 60cm

£450.00
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside
Gorges de l'Orbieu

Gorges de l'Orbieu

Red rock spires and walls beneath a perturbed sky or rose-coloured clouds contorting in their passage across a blue sky. A hidden and unvisited region, a source of mysteries and rivers with underground passages where the borders and physical laws of our surface world are subverted. Here the fairies who wash their clothes with golden rods can appear, possessed of riches in their sparkling cleanliness.

The painting is available at
https://www.tyrrellartgallery.com/artists/john-slavin/

Original
Acrylic on canvas
50cm x 50cm

£250.00
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside
Nine Yellow Willows

Nine Yellow Willows

The river is shallow, turbulent and stony where it flows between the curtains of the long leafed willow margins.

The Painting is available at Tyrrell Art Gallery
https://www.tyrrellartgallery.com/artists/john-slavin/

Original
Acrylic on canvas
80cm x 80cm

£400.00
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside
Varuna

Varuna

Abstract water study of the River Salz based on Chinese Song Dynasty models of the 11th century. One of new paintings for The Sutton Gallery exhibition February 2014

Original
Acrylic and Ink on canvas
Can be seen at Taigh na Teud
At the Ford of the Elders

At the Ford of the Elders

River Salz abstract painting for exhibition at The Sutton Gallery, February 2014; body of work takes water as its focus, exploring in an ever more abstract style the dynamic forms of water: from pools to waterfalls to currents. These works see Slavin communing with some of the greatest painters of water: the painters of the Ancient Chinese Song Dynasty, including Guo Xi (1020- c.1090).

Original
Acrylic on canvas
60cm x 60cm
Can be seen at Taigh na Teud
La Fajòla

La Fajòla

The sun is setting on an evening after the equinox, beyond the high peaks of the Eastern Pyrenees. In the Langue d'Oc 'La Fajòla' may be associated with that bundle of sticks known as the faggot. This faggot was put in the service of the Inquisition in the burning of heretics and so the place may be either the site of such burnings or, conversely, a place of refuge. The colours in the painting are based on black. In my many visits to the viewpoint, I have seen the intensity of the setting sun paint the trees red, bent to lift the bells of flowers in blue and felt the flame of life itself in the refuge of study and painting.
The painting is available at Tyrrell Art Gallery https://www.tyrrellartgallery.com/artists/john-slavin/

Original
Acrylic on canvas
60cm x 60cm

£250.00
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside
The Aude at Axat

The Aude at Axat

Fierce mountain waters travel across most of the picture in grays and greens. From the pale immediate foreground two tree forms arise left and right to frame a white river-wave low centre, and then cross in front of the green woods on the opposite shore. A feeling of hoary texture on the orange foreground tree-forms, through which we must view the sliding river, is conveyed by varied brush work and paint thicknesses.

Original
Oil on canvas
66cm x 81cm
Can be seen at Taigh na Teud
Gesse

Gesse

The River Aude is compressed in the depths of its gorge. The influential moon is beyond mountains where night lies down. In this painting of evening perfumes where rock is a veil there is nowhere to stand. The trees offer up their spring flowers, the beauty of blossom acquiesces to the element of rock which contains every simplicity -- curve, zigzag, cut, star-ray, hole, peak.

The Painting is available at Tyrrell Art Gallery
https://www.tyrrellartgallery.com/artists/john-slavin/

Original
Acrylic on canvas
50cm x 50cm

£300.00
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside
The Black Fountain's Peak

The Black Fountain's Peak

The black mass of the mountain contains snow in its crevasse. The surface is treated in a limited range of green and grey to depict pit, abyss, chasm at this evening moment of moonrise. To the left a tree, a cloud, a crescent, a star ascending.

The Painting is available at Tyrrell Art Gallery
https://www.tyrrellartgallery.com/artists/john-slavin/

Original
Acrylic on canvas
60cm x 60cm

£295.00
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside
Bog of Aiseag

Bog of Aiseag

Landscape of South Skye at Aiseag, completed at Taigh na Teud, 2000-2010.

Original
Oil on canvas
60cm x 80cm
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside
Autumnal landscape on the Isle of Skye at Aiseag.
Loch na Beiste

Loch na Beiste

Painted alla prima to capture the momentary visibility of the mountainous shore before a hailstorm engulfs it entirely. Early work at Taigh na Teud, Breakish, 2000.

Original
Mixed Media
30cm x 40cm
Sold
Can be seen at The Scottish Storytelling Centre
Grey Moon Tidal Rock

Grey Moon Tidal Rock

Completed at Taigh na Teud, Breakish 2000-2010.

Original
Oil on Board
91cm x 60cm
Sold
Can be seen at Resipole Studios Fine Art Gallery
Loch Ainort

Loch Ainort

Loch Ainort, view from Aricharanach, across the loch to
Trembling Ridge -- Leathad Chrithinn. Painted outdoors in complementary oranges and blues, catching a tranquil afternoon.

Original
Oil on canvas
45cm x 61cm
Can be seen at Taigh na Teud
Loch Ainort, view from Aricharanach, across the loch to Trembling Ridge -- Leathad Chrithinn. Painted outdoors in complementary oranges and blues, catching a tranquil afternoon.
Boreraig

Boreraig

Bagh na Dhubh-Airde, Bay of the Dark Height; view from there looking across Loch Eishort to Beinn Bhuidhe, the yellow mountain. Rain is on the mountain and the loch is cold and dark and will soon be hidden entirely.

Original
Oil on canvas
60cm x 80cm
Can be seen at Taigh na Teud
Bagh na Dhubh-Airde, Bay of the Dark Height; view from there looking across Loch Eishort to Beinn Bhuidhe, the yellow mountain. Rain is on the mountain and the loch is cold and dark and will soon be hidden entirely.
August Clouds Pyrenees Orientales

August Clouds Pyrenees Orientales

From a level foreground at altitude where farmland is in disuse one can see across the white ridges that form natural barriers to the walker. To the right the high valley of the Aude; straight ahead the Eastern Pyrenees exult in cloud form and summer aspect.

The Painting is available at Tyrrell Art Gallery
https://www.tyrrellartgallery.com/artists/john-slavin/

Original
Oil on canvas
50cm x 70cm

£350.00
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside
Roc Jalere

Roc Jalere

This rock with a hole in the middle seems to be an eyeless socket. The white flowers are ciste and the mountain beyond left is Canigou.

The Painting is available at Tyrrell Art Gallery
https://www.tyrrellartgallery.com/artists/john-slavin/

Original
Acrylic on canvas
60cm x 60cm

£500.00
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside
Bacou

Bacou

As our planet turns towards night long shadows finger the farmland of Bacou on its high plateau. Bacou is Bacchus.

The Painting is available at Tyrrell Art Gallery
https://www.tyrrellartgallery.com/artists/john-slavin/

Original
Acrylic on canvas
50cm x 60cm

£380.00
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside
Sougraigne

Sougraigne

A small scale self-portrait beneath a street lamp, a pilgrim on his way. The church of Sougraigne between the sun and moon. A rose. An eagle. A donkey grazes at the side of a house. The sun crashes down. The moon rises into obscurity.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
50cm x 50cm
Sold
Can be seen at The Secret Gallery
Moonrise at Perpignan

Moonrise at Perpignan

The top quarter is sky -- green gray cloud and moon over black sea. Descending red perpendicular rays from the moon on extreme right bleed into barren rock and coiling mists. The palette is restrained but rather than subdued it is stong on contrast. The forms are gigantic -- skyscape, seascape, landscape -- even moonscape. Our eyes descend from the moon through bars of mountain cloud and rock to red, blue, green and yellow interlacing thorn.

Original
Oil on canvas
107cm x 87cm
Can be seen at Taigh na Teud
Jack and Marigold

Jack and Marigold

Scene from the traditional Scottish Traveller tale 'Two Ravens' by Duncan Williamson (1928-2007). Created for exhibition and animated film work by Christine Martin of ScotlandsMusic 2022.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
50cm x 40cm
One-Eyed with the Ravens

One-Eyed with the Ravens

Illustration of Duncan Williamson's wonder tale from Scottish Traveller tradition, 'Two Ravens'

Original
Acrylic on canvas
60cm x 60cm
Sold
Can be seen at Scottish Storytelling Centre
The Flying Horse of Earthdom

The Flying Horse of Earthdom

Illustration of Duncan Williamson's wonder tale from Scottish Traveller tradition, 'The Flying Horse of Earthdom'.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
100cm x 80cm
Sold
Jack and his Cuckoo

Jack and his Cuckoo

From the traditional Traveller tale, 'Jack and the Singing Leaves', the folk hero mends the broken wing of a wild cuckoo.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
51cm x 41cm
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside
Rabbit's Blood

Rabbit's Blood

Illustration of Duncan Williamson's wonder tale from Scottish Traveller tradition, 'The Fying Horse of Earthdom'.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
100cm x 150cm
Can be seen at Taigh na Teud
The Queen of Knowledge

The Queen of Knowledge

From the third and final part to the 'Twelve White Swans' in the telling of this international wonder tale by Scots Traveller 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
The Swan's Egg

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
Can be seen at Taigh na Teud
The Maiden and the Unicorn

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
The Sculptors of the Unicorn

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
Unicorn Dawn

Unicorn Dawn

Illustration of Duncan Williamson's wonder tale from Scottish Traveller tradition, 'The Coming of the Unicorn'.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
60cm x 50cm
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The Hunt of the Unicorn

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
41cm x 51cm
Can be seen at Taigh na Teud
Callisto

Callisto

The virgin nymph devoted to Artemis before she was raped by Zeus, turned into a bear by Hera and transformed into the constellation Ursa Major.

Inspired by Stephen Fry's retelling of the Greek myth in Mythos (Penguin Books, 2018)

Original
Acrylic on canvas
30cm x 30cm
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside
Holy Family

Holy Family

A personalised portrayal of the religious family group, set in a croft in Banffshire, Scotland 1983.

Original
Oil on canvas
46cm x 38cm
Can be seen at Taigh na Teud
Odysseus and Circe

Odysseus and Circe

The heroic voyage Odysseus with one of his sailors, who has been transformed by the enchantress Circe into a pig upon her island.

Inspired by Stephen Fry's retelling of the Odyssey in Heroes: Volume II of Mythos (Michael Joseph, 2018)

Original
Acrylic on canvas
61cm x 50cm
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside
Zeus at Fountainbridge

Zeus at Fountainbridge

Father of the Gods portrayed in an Edinburgh tenement flat with the Fountainbridge Brewery behind him. Down to his last thunderbolt shedding tears for himself, never another.

Inspired by Stephen Fry's retelling of the Greek myths in Mythos (Penguin Books, 2018)

Original
Acrylic on canvas
61cm x 50cm
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside
The Boy and the Snake

The Boy and the Snake

Scottish Highland family portrait inspired by the traditional story; a child's love for the strangest pet anyone could ever have, a poisonous adder.

Original
Oil on canvas
50cm x 61cm
Can be seen at Taigh na Teud
The Bringer of Fire

The Bringer of Fire

Prometheus the Titan who loved mankind, seen here having descended Olympus with the fire he had stolen for us.

Inspired by Stephen Fry's retelling of the Greek myths in Mythos (Penguin Books, 2018)

Original
Acrylic on canvas
61cm x 50cm
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside
Moving Mists Eilean a'Cheo

Moving Mists Eilean a'Cheo

The dark permanence of jagged mountain is complemented by the soft ephemerality of passing mist. Across the water from a rocky shore the viewer is presented with a moment of ancient processsion.

Original
Oil on canvas
80cm x 60cm
Can be seen at Taigh na Teud
The North Atlantic Island Skies

The North Atlantic Island Skies

Painting of South Skye completed 2007.

Original
Oil on canvas
18" x 24"
Bugarach from the Devil's Armchair

Bugarach from the Devil's Armchair

Burgarach in autumn 2016.

Original
Oil on canvas
160cm x 126cm
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One-eyed with Ravens

One-eyed with Ravens

Drawing for wonder tale Two Ravens by Duncan Williamson

Original
Marigold

Marigold

Drawing for the wonder tale Two Ravens wonder tale by Duncan Williamson

Original
Thorn in the King's Foot

Thorn in the King's Foot

Drawing for the wonder tale A Thorn in the King's Foot by Duncan Williamson

Original
Jesus and the Children of Pan

Jesus and the Children of Pan

Juxtaposition of the New Testament nativity with Greek myth, introducing the followers of Pan to the Madonna and Child.

Original
Oil on canvas
60cm x 90cm
Can be seen at Taigh na Teud
The Bringer of Fire

The Bringer of Fire

Prometheus the Titan who loved mankind, seen here having descended Olympus with the fire he had stolen for us.

Inspired by Stephen Fry's retelling of the Greek myths in Mythos (Penguin Books, 2018)

Original
Acrylic on canvas
61cm x 50cm
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside
The Wild god, the Mad god and the god of Wine

The Wild god, the Mad god and the god of Wine

Pan, Dionysus and Bacchus in a triple portrait of revelry raise their voices at the end of a moonlit spree.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
50cm x 61cm
Can be seen at Taigh na Teud
Leda

Leda

Ravished by Zeus in the form of a swan, the queen of Sparta seen here with her two sets of twins Castor-Clytemnestra and Pollux-Helen.

Inspired by Stephen Fry's retelling of the Greek myth in Mythos (Penguin Books, 2018)

Original
Acrylic on canvas
61cm x 50cm
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside
Creation of the Unicorn

Creation of the Unicorn

Illustration of Duncan Williamson's wonder tale from Scottish Traveller tradition, 'Coming of the Unicorn'.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
80cm x 100cm
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Can be seen at Scottish Storytelling Centre
Notre Seigneur de Tate Moderne

Notre Seigneur de Tate Moderne

Our Lord of the Tate Modern, hermaphrodite Christ, crosses the London Bridge over a river of dreams.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
70cm x 50cm
Can be seen at 54 The Gallery
Crossing London Bridge, walking over a river of dreams guided by joy itself; waiting until moonrise to safely paint a hermaphrodite Christ with a crown of horns and wounds. Making man woman, trying to cut hair, to castrate, to look at the self as someone who has traditions of iconography and psychedelic experiences to draw on. Originality wishes to fork and branch like lightning or the world tree. The tremor of fear which one senses in the approach to something sacred alchemically dissolves in the experience of the sacred.
The Sculptors of the Unicorn

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
The Road to Montsegur

The Road to Montsegur

Completed in 2011 in Rennes les Bains, Occitania.

Original
Oil on canvas
60cm x 80cm
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Bla Bheinn from Ord the Golden Shore

Bla Bheinn from Ord the Golden Shore

South Skye landscape completed while resident at Taigh na Teud, Breakish 2000-2010.

Original
Oil on Board
60cm x 60cm
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside
Black Cuillin, Red Cuillin

Black Cuillin, Red Cuillin

Seen from the Black Cuillin, the Red Cuillin across Loch Slapin is engulfed by mist.

Original
Oil on canvas
60cm x 80cm
Can be seen at Taigh na Teud
Seen from the Black Cuillin, the Red Cuillin across Loch Slapin is engulfed by mist.
Silkie's Rock I

Silkie's Rock I

The silkies or Seal People find their homes on the shores of South Skye at Breacais upon the large rocks. At times of full moon man can walk to and observe an incredible undersea world elevated and available for a phase.

Original
Oil on Board
60cm x 60cm
Can be seen at Resipole Studios Fine Art Gallery
The silkies or Seal People find their homes on the shores of South Skye at Breacais upon the large rocks. At times of full moon man can walk to and observe an incredible undersea world elevated and available for a phase.
Abhainn Lusa, February Dusk

Abhainn Lusa, February Dusk

Landscape near Breakish, Isle of Skye, during residence at Taigh na Teud, 2000-2010.

Original
Oil on canvas
61cm x 61cm
Can be seen at Taigh na Teud
Loch Ainort

Loch Ainort

Loch Ainort, view from Aricharanach, across the loch to
Trembling Ridge -- Leathad Chrithinn. Painted outdoors in complementary oranges and blues, catching a tranquil afternoon.

Original
Oil on canvas
45cm x 61cm
Can be seen at Taigh na Teud
Loch Ainort, view from Aricharanach, across the loch to Trembling Ridge -- Leathad Chrithinn. Painted outdoors in complementary oranges and blues, catching a tranquil afternoon.
Moving Mists Eilean a'Cheo

Moving Mists Eilean a'Cheo

The dark permanence of jagged mountain is complemented by the soft ephemerality of passing mist. Across the water from a rocky shore the viewer is presented with a moment of ancient processsion.

Original
Oil on canvas
80cm x 60cm
Can be seen at Taigh na Teud
The Blue-black Sgurr

The Blue-black Sgurr

Completed while resident at Taigh na Teud, Breakish 2000-2010. 'Sgùrr Alasdair is the highest mountain in Britain outwith the mainland. Is is an amazing viewpoint with the sweeping Cuillin Ridge, tremedous cliffs, lochs, the sea and scattered islands in all directions.' (walkhighlands.co.uk)

Original
Oil on canvas
61cm x 61cm
Can be seen at Taigh na Teud
September Snow Canigou

September Snow Canigou

A September snow which lasted for only a day shines through to the mountain footpath among evergreen oak where the evening sun turns to autumn.

Original
Oil on canvas
50cm x 61cm
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April Snow Carlit

April Snow Carlit

Looking down into the peace of the valley of La Valette where the first tints of Spring are becoming visible one is distracted by the huge snowstorm blowing in from the East onto the peaks. [Puig Carlit is to the north-west of Mont-Louis in the Pyrenees Orientales]

Original
Oil on canvas
50cm x 70cm

£280.00
Can be seen at Tyrrell Art Gallery
Black Mountain Blue Oak

Black Mountain Blue Oak

Above the remains of last winter yet before the advent of spring the eye looks across the hibernating lands to the crepuscular horizon of the Black Mount.

The Painting is available at
https://www.tyrrellartgallery.com/artists/john-slavin/

Original
Oil on canvas
61cm x 50cm

£350.00
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside
Above the remains of last winter yet before the advent of spring the eye looks across the hibernating lands to the crepuscular horizon of the Black Mount in the Montagne Noir.
The Road to Montsegur

The Road to Montsegur

Completed in 2011 in Rennes les Bains, Occitania.

Original
Oil on canvas
60cm x 80cm
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Moonrise Saint Salveyre

Moonrise Saint Salveyre

A summer sunset greens the sky as the full moon of approaching autumn rises above the Roman church of Saint Salveyre. Trees catch the light in their weaving and on the mountain rock the welcome glow of life sits in peace.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
60cm x 60cm
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Can be seen at swg3.tv
March Sunset River Aude

March Sunset River Aude

On the far bank trees yet to be in leaf dissolve in light. Encroaching night shows on the hill but the sun on the black waters where shadows are cast is a void blaze of liquid gold.

Original
Oil on canvas
90cm x 60cm
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Can be seen at swg3.tv
Sougraigne

Sougraigne

A small scale self-portrait beneath a street lamp, a pilgrim on his way. The church of Sougraigne between the sun and moon. A rose. An eagle. A donkey grazes at the side of a house. The sun crashes down. The moon rises into obscurity.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
50cm x 50cm
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Can be seen at The Secret Gallery