Welcome to White Raven Art Works
'Shaman Drum': Elk Rawhide on Cedar frame with acrylic ink.
Born in Pennsylvania to parents of Irish descent, I have been practicing my art and living in the Pacific Northwest for the past 35 years. I have always been curious about the historical aspects of the art of my ancestors, and pursuing the roots from my family’s past. I have been fascinated by the knot work and zoomorphic creatures that inhabit the art of ancient Ireland and the British Isles. Commonly called Celtic Knotwork, the art form was actually practiced around the world in ancient times. When creating my original designs, I explore the relationships between the knot work and the creature it forms and enhances. Early Christian art was influenced by the old Pagan or Celtic art, and Pagan rituals were assimilated into the culture surreptitiously. I research and explore old, pre-Christian art, and create new, original art in the ancient style. I hope you enjoy my designs and inspiration as I bring this beautiful, ancient style of artistic creation to the modern era.
Questions? Comments? You can reach me via email at email@example.com, or call me at 1.541.729.4530.
From pencil to ink: A raven takes shape.