Christina Scurr

Inspired by the natural beauty of the Brecon Beacons and Welsh borders, I have developed a strong design sense, focused on symbolic and cultural images, abstract and conceptual designs. Celtic style designs form the basis of the current series. Using self-taught artistic techniques, I create distinctive, contemporary Celtic forms in acrylic inks, with intense colours and hues such as ultramarine & ochres. Much of my inspiration for the Celtic series has been drawn from early Celtic designs & Celtic Christian manuscripts. I have continued the age-old tradition of design synthesis, as these Celtic images seem to evolve through the centuries, extracting animal forms and recreating a contemporary Celtic style in a modern, vibrant medium. The paintings are built up by working wet in wet in small areas at a time, cloisonn? style, and achieving organic textures plus strong to subtle tones. I only use acrylic inks and calligraphy inks for their rich earth tones and vivid blues (much prized by early scribes), as well as for their light fast and waterproof properties.

Contact Details

The Old Manse
Brecon Road