The Morrigan 3

This painting of the 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. Painting and drawing since childhood and holding a B.A. in Journalism, she's worked in historical tourism, education, and publishing; and just completed her Master of Counseling. After her experiences with motherhood, divorce, new age and the supernatural, she believes in healing through self-exploration and creative expression.

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3 thoughts on “The 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 :)