Saturday, April 30, 2016

The Good Folk -Part 1/7


This is the first of a 7-piece series of illustrations that I completed for The Woodland Faerie Trail of Achill Island in Ireland.  They are printed on wooden plaques and scattered throughout fairy houses and lovely, mossy, ivy-ed trees.

This fairy is called the Sidhe, or The Good Folk.  They are regal, gentle, beautiful human-sized fairies.  Imagine Tolkien elves.  They dwell in fairy rings and mounds and are skilled tradesmen.
The text is a famous poem, author unknown, adjusted to mention the Sidhe.