Morrigan 3

This painting of Morrigan, the Celtic goddess of death, magic, and war, was commissioned by my friend Yuna. It was meant originally for a book cover, but after that idea was dropped, I was given free rein for a portrait of the goddess, and I ran with the strongest image that came to mind.

Morrigan by Janet Chui

Luckily I had the luxury of working large (12 by 16 inches) and it was another chance to paint labyrinths—to me, they’re oh-so wonderful for holding magic. I paint these in, freeform, at the stage the painting is 80% done. You can catch this in the following video:

Another video was recorded of the painting of her feathered headdress:

About Janet

Janet is the artist and creator behind the Self-Love Oracle. Drawing fantastical subjects since childhood and holding a B.A. in Journalism, she's worked in tourism and both print and web publishing. After her experiences with motherhood, divorce, Tibetan Buddhism, healing, and the supernatural, she pushes others to explore their creativity and to share their stories. She can be reached for her editing, illustration, and design services, as well as creative coaching, here.

3 thoughts on “Morrigan

  • Rebecca Raine

    I’ve been feeling down a bit but going through your cards reading each one has made me feel so much more at ease with myself i would like to meet you one day when the time is right i live in maryborough Victoria if you ever go to Melbourne I would love to get a chance to have a reading your art work is amazing

    • Janet Post author

      Hi Rebecca!

      Thanks for your comment; really happy to hear that the cards help. As it happens, I am returning briefly to Melbourne in November for the Mind Body Spirit Festival. Will keep you in the loop and would love to do a reading for you!

  • Andra

    I would love to have a colourbook with all these beautiful paintings, but without color because I would like to paint them too, it’s like a healing process in witch I gain the strenght of the goddess from the painting :) I ve tried to draw one of those days on a paper, the principal goddess from the self love Oracle it was empowering but I would love a Profi version of it :)

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