Fantasy Art

'Gripping beast' Sutton Hoo Shield. Wall decoration

24 carat gold leaf on red leather wall plaque

Raedwald's shield.

1,400 years ago, a king or great warrior of East Anglia was laid to rest in a 90ft ship, surrounded by his extraordinary treasures. The discovery revolutionised our understanding of the early English period allowing us to examine this fascinating era of our history. The most likely candidate for the man who belonged to this grave is King Raedwald, a great King of East Anglia who won both renown for his victory over the Kingdom of Northumbria and the wealth he amassed during his lifetime.

The Sutton Hoo Shield Eagle is the form I chose to copy. It was only then I realised how incredibly intricate this design is. I can only marvel at the artistry,skill and patience of the hands which made this wonderful decoration for the Wuffingas nobility who claimed their descent from Woden.

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Fantasy Artwork by Mark Taylor

Mark Taylor went to Ravenswood School in Kent with, amongst others, David Bowie and Peter Frampton.

He enjoyed his time in the very first specialised school-based art form from where he progressed to study fine art at Croydon College Of Art.

His paintings have been internationally exhibited and featured on BBC programmes such as Country Tracks and The One Show.He has recently had his work displayed in a feature article in 'Pagan Dawn' magazine.

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