Presented by The Three Quills, which symbolises the trio of creative strands that are, art & design, writings and music - ‘Paul Taggart’s Elphen Chronicles’ is created, produced and released from Paul Taggart’s private studio,
in the Highlands of Scotland, by Paul Taggart, Eileen Tunnell and Sunita Gahir.
Select & Treasure
“Fulfilling one’s artistic dream does not happen overnight, nor does it happen in isolation; for it only becomes a reality with the not inconsiderable support of those whose creative abilities one admires and respects. So it is, with the exquisite designs created for ‘Paul Taggart’s Elphen Chronicles’, for which we are indebted to Sunita Gahir.
‘Paul Taggart’s Elphen Chronicles’ is a truly collaborative portfolio-project, in every sense of the word, brought about by Sunita’s unwavering belief in all of my work as a Fine Artist and Author. Her professional commitment and personal friendship, has enabled my life-long partner Eileen and I to realise this multi-media project, in all its forms.
As our fellow collaborator and partner in The Three Quills, Sunita’s beautiful and original work as Design Director has cast its creative spell on everything Elphen – from the ‘Paul Taggart’s Elphen Chronicles’ logo to the design for the books, ‘Webstrand, the Tooth Gatherer’ and ‘The Paintbox Tales’ - which, in turn, inspired the concept and design of the Video-Storybook editions.
Colour-your-Own greetings cards, the upcoming Concept Music Album, my unique Elphen waistcoat and the many other works-in-progress all owe their design origins to Sunita’s creative concepts, expertise and professionalism.
To Sunita we say a heartfelt-thank you, for the commitment you have shown over the many years that it has taken to produce this considerable body of work; not to mention the friendship you have shown Eileen and myself.”
Follow us to Paul’s Highland studio, from where he shares his love for all things Elphen and his passion for creating beautifully crafted artworks with which to illustrate their lives, as the one-and-only Elphen chronicler.
Sunita Gahir – Book & Graphic Designer, Producer
(Design Director, Paul Taggart’s Elphen Chronicles)
Sunita Gahir’s artistic soul lies in a passionate belief that good design enhances our surroundings and the everyday items in our lives. This governs her approach to the selective projects in which she takes a personal interest; most particularly the design and production of highly illustrated books.
Amongst the countless projects on which she has worked with well-established publishers, is the seminal opus ‘The Staffordshire Hoard, An Anglo-Saxon Treasure’. First published in 2019 by the Society of Antiquaries of London; Sunita was commissioned to single-handedly produce this award-nominated volume, from concept and design, through to the pre-press stage. Her ‘art’ for designing highly illustrated books came into its own when tasked with transforming this ‘academic’ subject into a sumptuous reference book. Ultimately weighing in at 2,836g – almost exactly half the weight of the hoard itself – the hard-back First Edition represents her passion for every element that is given due consideration when putting together a book – from the selection of fonts, to the layout of paragraphs, from the treatment of diagrams to the preparation of illustrations and photographs, all given meticulous attention, from initial concept to the finished tome.
Paul Taggart’s Elphen Chronicles is another such ‘legacy’ project; one that Sunita holds dear-to-her-heart. Having worked with Paul Taggart for over 20 years, involved in the design and publication of eleven, of his thirteen, painting tutorial books; Sunita has subsequently focused her passion on Paul’s long-held desire to chronicle further tales of the Elphen.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2023 – Paul Taggart has asserted his Rights as the Sole Artist & Author of Paul Taggart’s Elphen Chronicles. ALL RIGHTS (including Music) owned by Paul W. Taggart, Eileen M. Tunnell, Sunita J. Gahir [The Three Quills]
The Three Quills studio, symbolising the trio of creative strands that are art & design, writings and music.
Paul Taggart – Artist : Author : Presenter : Producer [Sole Author & Illustrator of ‘Paul Taggart’s Elphen Chronicles©’]
Eileen Tunnell – Project Director, Producer, Video Auteur ‘Paul Taggart’s Elphen Chronicles’
Sunita Gahir – Design Director/Producer ‘Paul Taggart’s Elphen Chronicles’
Liza Mulholland – Music Director/Producer ‘Paul Taggart’s Elphen Chronicles’