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Starway Sapphires, a fantastical short story from Paul Taggart’s Elphen Chronicles


“Welcome to our studio in the Highlands of Scotland, from where we bring you the enchanting, fantastical world that is ‘Paul Taggart’s Elphen Chronicles’. Lift the lid on The Elphen Treasure Chest, a magical trove filling with myriad gems of all things Elphen. There are books and short stories, a music album and soundscape, original artworks and prints, tutorials and crafty templates, plus more in the making.

The Elphen Treasure Chest from Paul Taggart's Elphen Chronicles
Illuminated border artwork from 'Starway Sapphires', Paintbox Tale No.2 from Paul Taggart's Elphen Chronicles.

Nestling amongst the gems you’ll unearth the Video-StoryBook - ‘Starway Sapphires’. This stand-alone, illustrated story is the first to be released of the ‘Paintbox Tales’ from ‘Paul Taggart’s Elphen Chronicles’.

Watch and listen along to the Video-Storybook, in which I narrate my illustrated Paintbox Tale, featuring decorative illuminated letters and miniature Masterworks oil paintings, as well as animation and additional visual features, all that portray this magical Elphen folktale – accompanied by original music composed uniquely by Liza Mulholland, for ‘Paul Taggart’s Elphen Chronicles’ soundscape and the upcoming Concept Music Album.

Discover the Video-Storybook Starway Sapphires from Paul Taggart's Elphen Chronicles

Much of Zand's cherished childhood was spent at his grandmothers; where he could get lost in the overgrown garden and a magical world-of-his-own. We join Zand on one of his blissfully innocent, insect-gathering forays - a most auspicious event, for his life was soon to be changed forever.

Video-Storybook Starway Sapphires from Paul Taggart's Elphen Chronicles

Although a solitary young boy, Zand wouldn’t stay that way for long, for he was about to experience the beginnings of a lifelong friendship. Zand was to witness the amazing appearance of the Starway Sapphires and get to meet the Elphen Swarm Leader, Weftwing – herself an insect-whisperer.


Paintbox Tale No.2 – Starway Sapphires - recounts where Zand's passion for painting began, with the discovery of his Grandfather’s legacy – a paintbox heaped full of possibilities. A treasure trove of a lifelong passion, passed down through time and, once again, to be reborn.

Eileen’s concept, design and creation of the Video-Storybook version of ‘Starway Sapphires’ is inspired by Sunita’s modelling of these pages that are, in themselves, a work of art, which she brings to life as I narrate the story itself.


Thank you for watching and as ever, we send you best wishes from,”


Eileen, Sunita, Liza and myself.

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’

Illuminated border artwork from 'Starway Sapphires' Paintbox Tale No. 2 from Paul Taggart's Elphen Chronicles

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