Bride/Brigid with Her Tree, Well and Stone (oil, 1988)
There was a dead, gnarled tree standing at the end of Dod Lane in Glastonbury. The patterns and colours on the tree trunk were amazing. This was the inspiration for this painting. The tree is now long gone. There are many legends of white ladies appearing by holy wells. Here is my interpretation of the Maiden Bride at Imbolc looking like a white lady. In a dream I myself was her as I saw myself in the distance leaning against a tree. The well is Bride’s well on Lewis, Glastonbury Tor in the background and an Avebury stone looking like an ancient crone. This painting has been on the cover of several books and belongs now to the American singer and priestess, Ruth Barrett.