Taking Europa by Vanessa Barklay

Taking Europa

Daughter of King Agenor and Queen Telephassa of Phoenicia, enamoured by Zeus, he kidnapped her in the form of a white bull by tempting her with a beautiful flower necklace, taking her to Crete.

Her brother Cadmus was sent to look for her and he set off on his journey that took him and the Phoenician alphabet to Greece and her name became immortalised as the great continent of Europe.

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Medea the Sorceress

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Vanessa Barklay is RavenMadd, accomplished digital artist who has sold work on and off Red Bubble, lives in Far Nth Queensland, Australia – specializing in Fantasy, Mythology, History and Space inspired artworks.

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  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...about 4 years ago

    Marvellous work!!!

  • Thank you for enjoying this one dear Tereza! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • vaggypar
    vaggyparabout 4 years ago

    Nice work .!!

  • Thanks so much for enjoying it and for your comment! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...about 4 years ago

    Stunning series!!! Beautiful!

  • Thanks so much Kim, I was lucky with this girl, she had on the purple Phoenician colour too! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • amar singh
    amar singhabout 4 years ago


  • Thanks so much amar, much appreciated! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • finepix
    finepixabout 4 years ago

    Amazing artwork x

  • Thank you muchly David, this one was fun, I was lucky to find such a perfect Europa model, purple and all! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • Virginia McGowan
    Virginia McGowanabout 4 years ago

    as David said just amazing , comlete mystery to me how you do these, Awesome fabulous.

  • Thank you Ginny! Much of it for me is finding the right stock so it matches the vision I have in my mind :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • Gary Murison
    Gary Murisonabout 4 years ago

    Very beautiful image Vanessa. Great work.

  • Thanks Gary, I’m really happy you liked this one! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • amar singh
    amar singhalmost 4 years ago

    you are a great artist

  • Thank you for appreciating this one, I’m happy for that :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • juha
    juhaalmost 4 years ago

    j’aime ton travail, ton talent et ton imagination , bravo

  • Thank you juha, very much! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • Ralph de Zilva
    Ralph de Zilvaover 2 years ago

    Truly amazing work Vanessa, just so beautiful. Well done.

  • Thanks so much for checking this one out Ralph! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

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