Welcome

me1Welcome to the gallery of my Inner World.

The Inner World is the Soul bordering on a larger Soul which is commonly called the Anima Mundi, the Otherworld. My creativity is a tribute to the eyes that blink in the heart of every smallest thing, the flowing dreams whose pulse tries to reach to us in our most meditative state. I am a French self-taught artist, and these past fifteen years I have made Norway my home. Moving to the Lofoten islands was the greatest present I ever made to myself and the Arctic landscapes are indeed a true treat for any artist’s eyes. I live with my British companion and my border collie, Loki.

My paintings, I guess, are atmospheric fairy tales. I start each of them with only the feel of the atmosphere I want to reproduce to lead me. Throughout the painting process, there is a deep interaction ongoing with the unconscious and each painting requires deep concentration in order to remain open to any suggestion coming from the unconscious. When creativity flows, there is no blank, only the urgency to catch all these shimmering treasures which are a gift from the deeper Self.

Faerie Worlds are by far my favourite muse. I can never paint enough all the mysteries they contain. Where Nature blends with Soul, there cannot be rigidity and photographic precision, only movement and a glimpse of a rainbow. It is known that faeries can only be seen from the corner of one’s eye, and so it is with my paintings, somehow incomplete, leaving space for the imagination…

Kundry Land, February 2013

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My Digital Art

In the Woods

Celebration

Although I’m going through a rough time with my dog’s illness, there’s always space for celebration. I’m celebrating the fact that 5 months after this terrible diagnosis, Loki is still here and still keen on going for walks one hour and a half every day, For a dog who’s become incontinent and has prostate cancer and god knows what else, I think he’s doing pretty well.

This last painting, which took me so long because of all my ceramic projects is my homage to the inner sanctuary, the hearth and its guardian, the Brownie. I loved dressing up these old ladies and I can’t work out why all the female characters which abund in fantasy art nowadays are all so young, Even representations of crones are actually young models with white hair. Old age can be so beautiful, sweet and mysterious. I love old ladies. Particularly eccentric ones of course.

Please let me introduce Eleutheria:

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Myfanwy:

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Mathilda:

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Korrigan (pixie from Brittany):

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And Farfadet (the French Brownie, house elf):

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And here is the bigger picture:

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Which I made into a paper diorama:

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I love dioramas SO MUCH! I wish I had an electronic die cut machine, though. Cutting by hand is very messy and takes ages. Also, I’m still struggling with my Canon printer settings. I haven’t figured out yet how to enhance my images prior to printing. It drives me insane, really. I guess I should also buy at some point a daylight lamp to take better pictures of my work.

Jewellery and Illuminated Sanctuary

I’ve been working on this for such a long time, I can’t believe I finally managed to place these two items on my Etsy shelves. There’s more to come but one day at a time! I have so many ideas, my creativity is all over the place and it’s hard to sleep at night, considering how slowly everything goes. Or maybe I’m going at a normal pace, and it’s just time which is permanently in a hurry. Yes, that sounds more fair.

Here is what I just put in my Etsy store:

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I had a hell of a time taking pictures of them… because it’s the polar night.

And here’s the link to my Etsy store:

https://www.etsy.com/no-en/shop/Kundryland?ref=hdr_shop_menu

 

Happy New Year 2015

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A happy new year to my readers!

Still warm (warmish) from the kiln, my latest creations with all the details about the Potter’s Choice glazes I used. I’m quite disappointed by some of them, they didn’t turn out even remotely close to the results which are shown on Amaco’s website. But apparently, I’m not the only one in that case. I guess there are some combinations I will avoid in the future. Still, I’m learning, Moon, witch and little goblin with crossed hands are part of a set, they’ll be illuminated by tealights (on the stands).

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