Beltane Moon (The Valley of the Magdalen)

2015
Acrylic on canvas
Stretched, unframed
60 x 60cm

Beltane (1st of May Celtic summer) and the moon is on the wane above the tall beech trunks found along the shady banks of the River Salz. Mary Magdalen left the Holy Land and came to France with the Mother of God. Alone she spent thirty years in a wooded space, through which a river ran centrally, hills and mountains surrounding. This is a painting of that space, identified as the valley of the River Salz.