FROM “THE MABINOGION”: Illustrator and Artist LUCY BURNS gets inspired by Celtic mythology

Her recent works is dark and moody. Oftentimes portrays of animals. Wolves and bears.

As her website states Lucy Burns takes “inspiration from the folklore of Wales, and in particular the surreal and mythical qualities expressed in the stories of the Mabinogion.” [source]

The Mabinogion is the title of a collection of eleven prose stories collated from medieval Welsh manuscripts. All the tales focus on Celtic mythology – back from the pre-Christian times.

Showcasing her interpretation of “The Mabinogion”, Lucy Burns held her first solo exhibition at St Dogmaels’ Coach House in November 2013.

After studying illustration at Southampton Solent University Lucy Burns returned to her home-country Wales. Now she’s also working on various projects she designs t-shirts, posters and logos. Such as this one for a local smokery.

The illustration on top of this article is Lucy Burn’s piece for “100 100 word plays“, a collaborative, devised performance writing project in St Andrews, working to create live theatre from scratch.



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