Realm of Enchantment Canvas Plaque (19 x 25cm) by Anne Stokes
Realm of Enchantment Canvas Plaque by Artist Anne Stokes
The design is stretched over a wooden frame to create an effective canvas finish. Fittings are included as displayed in the pictures above and each canvas comes in a protective plastic packet.
Size of Canvas: Measures approximately 19.3cm in Height, 25.4cm in Width and 1.2cm in Depth.
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Anne Stokes is an artist originally from London, but now lives in Leeds, Yorkshire with her partner John and her son Leo. Her fantasy artwork features a broad range of lifelike fantasy subjects from the magical world of enchanted forests including faeries, angels and magical animals; to the darker gothic underworld featuring vampires, skulls and dark creatures.
As the popularity of Stokes's designs have grown and has become more widely acclaimed, she moved solely into licensing and expanding her own ranges of paintings. Many of these paintings and designs have been applied to a huge range of products worldwide including T-shirts, greeting cards and gift wear. She continues to produce new designs and artwork and has also produced several books.
- Purity, divine connection
One of the earliest references to a unicorn is about 5000 years ago in ancient China when it was written that a unicorn appeared to the emperor Huang Di as a sign that his reign would be long and peaceful. Also in China it is recorded that a unicorn brought a piece of jade to the mother of the renowned prophet Confucius and laid its head on her lap. She took that as a good omen for what was to come.
Around about the fourth and fifth centuries, merchants would come back from India with stories of a horse with a white body, a red head, bluish eyes and with a horn on its forehead about a cubit long. Sightings of unicorns have also been attributed to Julius Caesar and to Alexander the Great, and there are several clear references to them in the Old Testament of the Bible.
The unicorn represents purity and a Christ-like connection to God and the divine. Although a gentle creature, its horn could be used to protect if needed. So as a symbol it represents your desire to be closer to God, to work towards greater clarity in yourself, and to be protected while doing this.
- Magical, happiness, joy
Fairies are typically portrayed as friendly little beings with wings. They're called many names, such as little people, wee ones, hill folk and nature spirits, and live in Fairyland as well as inhabiting trees and plants in the human world.
Legend has it that fairies have the ability to let humans see what they want them to see and they can take on the form that humans expect of them. They're said to be mostly friendly, happy creatures, although they can be mischievous and play tricks, and they enjoy singing, laughing and spreading joy and happiness.
Fairies have been famously represented in children's books, such as the Flower Fairy series, and almost every culture in the world has some reference to such beings.
Pictures and images of fairies signify a connection with the magical realm and can provide a touch of happiness, fun and joy into life.
Realm of Enchantment Canvas Plaque (19 x 25cm) - Anne Stokes
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