Paul Taggart's Newsletter
Welcome to 'Watch & Wander through the Elphen Chronicles by Paul Taggart'
Welcome to my studio and the ‘Elphen Chronicles by Paul Taggart'.
Being a solitary child I spent many hours alone in my grandmother’s garden. One heavily overgrown area particularly entranced me, for within its depths lay a circular swathe of fine green grass. By sitting at its centre and half closing my eyes I would be enchanted to find myself encircled by blue butterflies that appeared as if from nowhere.
The magic of these exquisite creatures never left me and a chance request from one of our personal friends for a fairy painting encouraged me to fulfill the dream that had been with me ever since those childhood days.
For the months I was engaged in capturing these new creatures in paintings, I became so engrossed that all other paintings and books were forsaken, in order to free my mind to concentrate on completing the first book in the Elphen Chronicles.
I found myself inhabiting this world, a world whose pull was so strong that it emerged before me on the surface of each painting, as if allowing me to enter and experience it for myself.
The story rewrote itself, time and again; draft after draft.
Painting after painting, the collection grew; I found myself working on four at any given time.
We do hope you enjoy peeking over my shoulder as I work at my easel on the journey that takes me from the first drawing out of this oil painting, to the final brush-stroke; all of which is being filmed in real-time and released as the painting progresses.
As always, this comes with best wishes from Eileen and myself, not to mention Webstrand and Starfire.
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