Deer

The deer in this gallery are all part of my 'Faerie Cattle' series. In Ireland, An Chailleach Bhéarach, "The Old Woman of Beare", an island off the coast of County Cork, takes the form of a deer to avoid capture; to Beare come characters from the Land of the Dead to visit Ireland. All my deer are related to one another, with Diarmuid the leader being the oldest and wisest, right down to 'Little Oisin', the baby of the family.

Banan

Banan

Copper leaf and acrylic on canvas 91 x 122 x 3.5 cms

Puck

Puck

Acrylic on canvas 91 x 122 cms x 3.5 cms

Conn

Conn

Gold leaf and acrylic on canvas 152 x 91 x 3.5cms

Cillian

Cillian

Gold leaf and acrylic on canvas 152 x 91 x 3.5cms

Ronan

Ronan

Acrylic and gold leaf on canvas 91 x 122 cms x 3.5 cms

Finn

Finn

Acrylic on canvas 76 x 101 x 3.5 cms

Oscar

Oscar

Copper leaf and acrylic on canvas 200 x 120 x 4 cms

Byrne

Byrne

Acrylic and gold leaf on canvas 152 x 101 cms x 3.5 cms

Fergus

Fergus

Acrylic on canvas. 152 x 91 x 4cms

Ruarí

Ruarí

Acrylic on canvas. 90 cms x 90 cms x 3.5 cms