Deirdre and Naoise Celtic Painting
Deirdre and Naoise
This artwork depicts a scene of bravery from a fascinating and romantic tale of Irish Folklore.
When Felimid’s daughter Deirdre was born, Cathbad the druid prophesied that she would grow to be very beautiful. Her beauty would also bring great sorrow and suffering to the people of Ireland.
King Conor MacNessa had her raised apart from men so that in time he would take her for his wife. Deirdre grew up happily enough with every luxury she could want.
One day, she happened to meet Naoise, son of Uisneach and a warrior in the King’s army. They fell in love. Fearful of the King’s wrath, Naoise fled with Deirdre.
The King’s warriors pursued the romantic couple. To avoid capture they fled to Scotland.
However, news of Deirdre’s beauty had reached the ear of the King of Scotland. He decided this was a prize worth fighting for. Naoise was on the run again.
With Deirdre, he came back to Ireland. King Conor MacNessa pretending peace, invited them to a great feast. It was a trap. Naoise was killed and Deirdre was captured and forced to submit to Conor.
Her grief and sorrow was great. Her lamantation for Naoise pitiful. She resolved to be with Naoise. Deirdre bashed her head against a rock and left this world to spend eternity with her beloved Naoise.
Deirdre and Naoise Celtic Painting
Artist: KT McCaffrey
This original oil painting captures a moment from a tale of Irish Folklore legends.
The artwork measures 50 cm width by 60 cm height on a stretched canvas.
The artist supplies this painting with a studio frame for safe delivery. We recommend that you purchase your preferred style of mount and frame to match your environment.
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Artist: KT McCaffrey
KT McCaffrey is an Irish artist with a great interest in Ireland’s cultural and storytelling heritage. He studied graphic design at the National College of Art in Dublin.
KT McCaffrey lives in Dunshaughlin, County Meath, near Dublin. The artist likes to surround himself with everything he loves in life. He has a great passion for Irish literature, music, Celtic Folklore and the beauty of the Irish countryside.
KT McCaffrey blends all this to create his own style of art. KT has great respect for the Irish stained-glass artist Harry Clarke. Harry’s style is visible in many of KT’s paintings. The artist has created more than 80 oil on canvas paintings. Every brushstroke creates a rich composition with strong color contrasts, illustration and patterns.
Many of KT’s paintings capture a moment in time through the art of storytelling. These paintings showcase scenes from Ireland’s tales of Folklore and Mythology.
For a more in depth look at KT McCaffrey’s journey as an artist, check out our blog post detailing his career.