Sunday, September 14, 2008


I just sold this original to a lady that saw it at my hole in the wall gallery show last month. She also bought Rhiannon and two animal prints by my brother. She said she'd buy Banba when she got paid again and I guess she meant it! It's so exciting to have people want my work in their homes, especially women who want my goddesses. I paint them because they give me strength and I hope they will do that for others who see them.

Banba is at the center of Irish Mythology as the Earth Mother, representing the spirit of Ireland, and was the wife of King MacCuill. She was thought to be the first settler in Ireland. She is part of a trinity of goddesses: she, Eriu, and Fodla. Banba is a poetic name for Ireland. Banba also protected the land from invaders. She has long been my alias and screen name on line, hence Banba's Artful Realm. I have always felt she has protected me and given me strength. I also drew her as a child.
Young Banba


About This Blog said...

I love it! I am 1/2 Irish so I appreciate this! Thank you.

K.M. George
Hodge Podge Blog

About This Blog said...

I liked your blog so much I added it to my link love post!

K.M. George
Hodge Podge Blog

Caf said...

I love the drawing of her as a child, beautiful :)

NEOLLE said...


The Minimalist said...

Thank you all!

Robert said...

Well it's time I came over, well over due, good to see you are doing so well , you deserve it!

I am quater Irish, quater Scottish, and half 'English' and married to a quater (northern) Irish etc etc so we are quite muddled up!!!

Good luck, with all that's going on ovewr there, you seem to be very busy indeed. We have sun here today!!

The Minimalist said...

Thanks for stopping by Robert. I love your work!

Little-Duck said...

Confession - I sometimes come by just to see the little one pictured here. She is wonderful.

Austin of Sundrip