Dalcross Castle Scottish Ancestors of Artist Christopher P. Simpson Original Oil Painting
In a very important painting of a long line of Scottish theme paintings, artist Christopher Simpson found delight in a grouping of his ancestors. This exploration of a multifigured composition retains an excellent example of conversation piece with architectural historical significance. The lead figure of prominence being Hugh Lord Fraser Earl of Lovat, with his Dalcross castle built by his Father & directly behind them. Lovingly leaning towards his beautiful wife Isobel as she along with their daughter Mary looking to the only figure gazing back at us the young lad on the right. He will later fills his Dad’s shoes as Earl Simon Fraser.
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King McBjolan Forefather of Artist
Original Oil Painting & Forefather of Artist Christopher P. Simpson
(Recent changes have been made to this painting over the last year. I will be updated more to the website here as well as on my blog at: www.artistchrissimpson.blogspot.com )
Creating a work of Art from someone you have never met is quite a challenge. This specific location and actual individual came about with tremendous research into several histories of the families of the artist.
The Artist is grateful to find within his ancestry such admirable qualities he conveys them by painting his subject here in the grand manor with heroic physical strength and spiritual courage.
Standing over the east coast of Scotland he draws forward his royal raptor for a casual yet exciting day for hunting. His land stretching out all around filled with heather in the salty air. It is as though we are seeing him come to life before us as he would have appeared in his time before the year 1000.
Chris is also thankful for his friend Trevor posing for the raised arm of this King. This was necessary for getting the correct angle and placement.
We hope you enjoy this tribute & scene and maybe you will find a connection to the family histories represented here. For any acquisitions of the original or print form of the painting please contact the artist at firstname.lastname@example.org Chris Simpson Fine Art (All Rights Reserved)
Stalcaire Castle Homecoming Original Painting by Christopher Paul Simpson
A key turning point in the artwork of Christopher Paul Simpson is found when his best works go from being a generalized landscape, building or person to specific places and people infused with significant meaning.
This will be discovered in his original oil painting Stalcaire Castle Homecoming. The spelling here in the Gaelic, according to children of more recent owners, means hunter or falconer. You will find this subject of hunting with birds of prey in other artwork by Chris. The subject is set from further distance than most of his previous castle paintings.
Reaching back over two hundred years earlier from his Fraser ancestral painting at Dalcross, we now see his 15th Great Grandfather the First Earl of Atholl riding with his lovely wife Eleanor Sinclair in the mid to later 1400’s back home to Stalker Castle. She is the daughter of William Sinclair, builder of the famous Rosslyn Chapel and the last St. Clair Earl of Orkney.
The artist says, “for me the whole scene is a healing celebration of these ancestors returning home in an ideal view as I hope they would want to be seen.” Even aside from all the important narratives here, the painting remains a lovely day in the wonderful history of Scotland and this artist remarkable journey. (For Acquisitions contact: email@example.com)
The Artist Christopher P Simpson in one of his kilts, showing thistle sporran & wedding ring from wife in Sterling Silver Celtic knot & Thistle