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“Great are the Manifestations of Ra”
(Aa-kheper-u-re)

Ancient Egypt
I studied Egyptology at the University of Manchester since 2012 and completed a Certificate in Egyptology in 2014 and a Diploma in Egyptology in 2016.
I specialise in writing cursive hieroglyphics which are mainly used for religious texts, and favour the retrograde writing style. My script is based on 18th and 19th Dynasty models.
In my work I try to recreate the elegance and beauty of the original texts whilst being as accurate as possible, and apply what I learn to create new texts. I use traditional materials, pigments and writing tools, but also reinterpret original ancient Egyptian designs and themes in digital format.

In my first degree I read Old English, and use my knowledge of that and Celtic Mythology to inform my work. I also have an interest in the art of pre-Hispanic Mezzo-America, and archaeology in general. All these interests inform my work.

Please note: Art is an evolutionary process, I may update existing designs at any time based on improvements to my technical skill and aesthetic judgement. If you require an older version of a design (to complete a set, for example) please bubblemail me to check availability, and I will do my best to accommodate you.
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If it is Art, I do it.



  • Joined: June 2011

Journal

Moving Pictures

In Terry Pratchett’s Discworld they are called “Clickies”, either way, I finally got my first video uploaded to YouTube. It wasn’t an easy process but I have learned a lot from the experience. / My first video is of my Art of the Scribe Collection from 2011-12. I made the video in iMovie and then wrote my own soundtrack to accompany it. / I hope you like it. All the pieces…
Posted over 6 years – Leave a comment

You say Celtic, I say Hiberno-Saxon

New Hiberno-Saxon Collection / Most people will call this “Celtic Art”, but more properly the pieces that I do on this theme are Hiberno-Saxon, or Insular Art; meaning the Art of the Island of Britain in the post Roman period. / This art form combines Celtic and Saxon elements, and it appears on manuscripts, and in metal and stone work in Christian and Pagan contexts. Having taken a s…
Posted over 6 years – 2 comments

Flinders Petrie: Resurrection

If you’ve been watching my progress, you will know a week or so ago, in a fit of naughtiness I posted a graphic design T-shirt appropriating the classic Indiana Jones style for the real archaeologist William Matthew Flinders Petrie. / The notorious shirt / I know a lot of my viewers enjoy the little lessons and information that I usually provide on my historical works so I decided to do th…
Posted almost 7 years – 2 comments

Amenemhat III and Artistic Process

So here we are again. Welcome back to my quiet ramblings. The sketchbook is proceeding, and much to my surprise, before the end of 2011 I had enough images to offer a calendar for sale, as I lurch from 1 idea to another, fascinated first by this and then by that, sometimes inspired by my Egyptology Coursework, sometimes not. It’s the way it has always been, really. / I’ve enjoyed doin…
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