Coming From Cornwall - My Celtic Roots

Vanessa Barklay

Ravenshoe, Australia

Artist's Description

My Barklay ancestor is not from the Celtic nation of Scotland nor even Ireland but from the amazing land of Cornwall, one of the 7 Celtic Nations of the World.

Cornish people are different from the English and they embrace their Celtic heritage, with mythical legends such as King Arthur and his knights galloping into Camelot or Tintagel castle as today it is known…there is no Faeries in Cornwall, the Pixies drove them all out long ago…the magical Celtic land of Cornwall, the land of my great, great grandfather…

John Danell Barklay was born in 1842 in Truro, the only city in Cornwall, travelling around he left Great Britain and arrived in America where he joined the Federal Army for a while, moving on to Australia, first settling in South Australia he became manager and inspector of silver and lead mines. He eventually settled in Durham County, Newcastle, NSW, Australia and became a mining shareholder leasing Eaton’s Hotel where he was very well respected as being an excellent host for his guests.
John married Elizabeth Meyn in 1872 and they had 5 children, 1 being my great grandfather Harold Barklay…
My Cornish ancestor died in 1889 leaving us a legacy of Celtic and Cornish roots in the Barklay family and I for one embrace my ancestry and here is a work dedicated to My Celtic Roots…

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This is a work made up of 3 layered images, a Celtic Cross from the cemetery, a Celtic Knot fractal creation made in Incendia and then a map of Cornwall superimposed as well with the colours I was seeking, the bright green Celtic colour with the purple of Merlins magical legends and then you can see the stone Celtic Cross has given me a stone castle wall look incorporated in too, many factors to see in here…

You can check some more of my artworks out HERE or at My Bubblesite
Catch up with My Blog – Raven Madd About Red Bubble
See some other products at Zazzle Adding lots more soon.
I have stock for use in Photo-manipulation Art at my dA stock account

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