Merlin – Summoning the cosmic forces of Albion. original fantasy art . 30/24 inches ( 80/60) cm. Merlinis my first original fantasy painting in oil. comleted in may 2016, taking 4 months to complete. for me fantasy art is a deep spiritual journey, inspired by my interest in sacred themes & mythology plus my love of being close to nature. The composition of merlin was loosely based on castlerig stone circle in the lake district which i have visited in the past. I use some reference photos , however mainly work from imagination. For Merlin himself i used chris who sits in the channelling circle i run weekly. this first fantasy project has been a great learning experience that will inspire more works to follow.