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i’ve been looking at the Celtic manuscripts, enjoying how those far-out monks brought their artistic flair to illustrate the bible. here i go for the book of genesis, a mystical masterpiece with a lifetime of wisdom within.

as often is the case, the imagery grows from my doodling in the book


  • Catherine  Howell
    Catherine Howellabout 5 years ago

    I love your work, Matthew! Fantastic job!!

  • thankyou catherine for loving my works, i appreciate it very much : )

    – Matthew Scotland

  • Jeff Schauss
    Jeff Schaussabout 5 years ago


  • hallelujah

    – Matthew Scotland

  • MissingYou
    MissingYouabout 5 years ago


  • thanks romo

    – Matthew Scotland

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorabout 5 years ago

    wonderful work colourful and well done !LIZ

  • thankyou Liz, glad you enjoy this

    – Matthew Scotland

  • Tahnja
    Tahnjaabout 5 years ago

    far out and fabulous mate!!!!

  • thankyou my gifted friend, great description – far out and fabulous, we should all be so : )

    – Matthew Scotland

  • jewd barclay
    jewd barclayabout 5 years ago

    Yes their work was amazing..wonderful artwork in old manuscripts…great fun what you have done, makes you appreciate the time they put into the old books…

  • thanks jewd, yes it does, my primitive knots and twirls took long enough, i dont know how they did those precise and complex patterns at all – thanks

    – Matthew Scotland

  • Paulina Kazarinov
    Paulina Kazarinovabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful work! Love the little Hebrew writing!

  • thankyou Paulina, well spotted, i love those letters too

    – Matthew Scotland

  • rightasrain
    rightasrainabout 5 years ago

    Stunning work, Matthew! So much detail, sure appreciate all the “work” that went into this.

  • hey rainster, thankyou for appreciating the ‘work’ as you say, its a blast to get lost in knots and twirls

    – Matthew Scotland

  • rightasrain
    rightasrainabout 5 years ago

    Hey Matthew – yes, the best feeling getting lost in art and leaving the world behind for a time..

  • Patricia Howitt
    Patricia Howittabout 5 years ago

    This is gorgeous Matt. The Celtic designs really set it off and the blues of your central image are sooo rich and well-suited to the subject. Love this!

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