Rainbow Buddha

Rainbow Buddha

Rainbow Buddha Rainbow Buddha was an experiment to use as many bright, primary colours as possible. I wanted it to be a relatively quick painting, with bold, colourful strokes, using colours reminiscent of a rainbow A beautiful double-rainbow after an April shower. The sheer amount of light the rainbow showered over the houses wasn't picked up by the naked eye, it was a pleasant surprise that the camera had captured this illuminance of light.continue reading →
Ancient Mill

Ancient Mill

A dark tale from the Czech Republic Interpreted and retold by Czech poet Jindrich Michl Portrait by Teresa Maria Ancient Mill A Macabre Bohemian Story Behind the south-west mountains, and below the Black Hill, Above a little village, there is an ancient mill. The Miller he was wealthy, but well-known for his greed, And his great money-grabbing, it was his only creed. It happened in late evening, on one a-fateful day, A young man came a-marching, in a very strenuous way. Would you like to put me up on this dark rainy night?…continue reading →
Art Step by Step

Art Step by Step

Art Step by Step I wanted to keep a record of this painting step-by-step, allowing me to view the different stages and its development. When doing a painting of this kind, I only begin with a very basic concept of what I would like to paint…in this case, I had envisioned a Buddha sitting under a tree. From that basic premise, the work begins. I like to allow the painting to flow where it wants to go, and when I see a pattern developing, I try to develop it. The paintings have meaning…continue reading →
Buddha

Buddha

Buddha  With Silence comes Peace Stillness Within the Stillness A Sensual Kiss. It is raining and you can hear the pattern of the drops. You can hear it with your ears, or you can hear it out of that deep silence. If you hear it with complete silence of the mind, then the beauty of it is such that cannot be put into words or onto canvas, because that beauty is something beyond self-expression. - Jiddu Krishnamurticontinue reading →
Stained-Glass Hearts

Stained-Glass Hearts

Stained-Glass Hearts These stained-glass hearts are cheap and easy to make, and are a great way of using up scrap pieces of stained-glass. I made these Hearts for Christmas gifts, they make a nice stocking-filler  and look great hanging at a window. Step 1: Cut 2 pieces of glass to form a heart shape. Smooth off edges. Step 2: Wrap shapes with copper foil. Smooth foil around the glass. Step 3: Make a hoop with wire and place between the 2 pieces of glass. Step 4: Brush pieces with flux, then coat with…continue reading →
Mosaics

Mosaics

Mosaics I spent a whole summer making my first mosaic, I was hooked! I began looking for ‘found objects’, collecting little bits of glass found on the beach, enamelled pieces, crystals, experimenting to see what worked. It was thoroughly enjoyable, intensive, compulsive, obsessive..I would keep just adding another little piece, watching the space slowly fill..in some ways they remind me of the jigsaws I used to enjoy doing as a child, the fascination of watching an image form, a drive towards completion. Mosaics Gallery A good site for mosaics: Joy of Shardscontinue reading →
FATE 1 Exhibition

FATE 1 Exhibition

FATE 1 Exhibition 23rd Jan-3rd March 2006 Lochgelly, Fife. This exhibition featured 4 artists and was funded by The Lochgelly Regeneration Forum with in-kind support from the Lochgelly Centre and featured: • Teresa Maria • Sandra Allan • Gary Clark • Harry Glen This was our first FATE exhibition, our launch. It was very much a learning curve! We held a ‘private view’ and the night was pretty successful, giving us positive feedback to continue with our project. Our basic ideal had been to secure exhibition space and help local artists to exhibit…continue reading →
The Sun & The Sea

The Sun & The Sea

A Story based upon an old Celtic Faerie Story Retold by Susan Lamb, a Dundonian StoryTeller Illustrated by Teresa Maria The Sun & The Sea Anam Cara the Eternal Friendship Long ago, nestled in the Celtic hills lived the Sun. Daily the Sun looked down upon the Earth and the Sea with loving warmth. The Sun and the beautiful blue Sea were very good friends, and the Sun stayed near the hills so as to be close to her. He watched her pass by everyday as she endlessly shaped the Earth, listening to…continue reading →
Anam Cara and the Celtic Spirit

Anam Cara and the Celtic Spirit

Anam Cara and the Celtic Spirit Anam is Gaelic for Soul and Cara is the word for Friendship, meaning “Soul Friend” or “Spirit Friend.” The Kindred Spirit In the Celtic tradition, there is a beautiful understanding of love and friendship, known as Anam Cara. Anam Cara refers to the Celtic spiritual belief of souls connecting and bonding. In this Spiritual tradition, it is believed that the soul radiates all through and over the physical body. When you connect with another person and become completely open and trusting with that individual, your two souls…continue reading →
Site News

Site News

Welcome to Crystal Galleries the beginning… Due to technical difficulties my site crashed and I lost all content, 3 years work gone in an instant! I felt as though I had lost a friend, a daily companion, so much work had been done. A web-site feels like a work of art, the artist works on it, builds it into their own unique creation, and to lose it felt like losing a piece of art, so personal. Best to walk away, sleep on it, which is what I did. In the morning I had…continue reading →