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Original Acrylic on thin Canvas, based upon the story of St Kevin, who lived in the forest. Inspired by a trip to the monastic site of Glendalough in the Wicklow Mountains, Ireland. The founder was St. Kevin (Coemgen in Irish), born in 498 AD. Kevin was a hermit who disliked company, living away from his followers once he had assisted them in founding Glendalough. A lover of nature, Kevin preferred living barefoot in the forest surrounded by birds and wild creatures. He allegedly slept on a rock slab on the hillside, which is actually a Bronze Age tomb from much earlier in the past.

One story goes that Kevin stood still and let a blackbird build nest on his outstretched palm, only moving after the chicks had hatched and flown away.

Another is that a local woman was keen to seduce Kevin, but when she approached the isolated cave he lived in and tried to make advances, he grabbed her by the hair and threw her into the lake below!

This image is rich in colour, with a sense of movement and a lightly textured surface. I want people to look at it and feel transported into the wilderness of sixth century Ireland that Kevin loved, only a shadow of which remains today.

Hermit of Wicklow

Karen Redlich

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Currently on exhibition – please contact helpdesk@artloversaustralia.com.au to ensure availability prior to purchasing online.

Original Acrylic on thin Canvas, based upon the story of St Kevin, who lived in the forest. Inspired by a trip to the monastic site of Glendalough in the Wicklow Mountains, Ireland. The founder was St. Kevin (Coemgen in Irish), born in 498 AD. Kevin was a hermit who disliked company, living away from his followers once he had assisted them in founding Glendalough. A lover of nature, Kevin preferred living barefoot in the forest surrounded by birds and wild creatures. He allegedly slept on a rock slab on the hillside, which is actually a Bronze Age tomb from much earlier in the past.

One story goes that Kevin stood still and let a blackbird build nest on his outstretched palm, only moving after the chicks had hatched and flown away.

Another is that a local woman was keen to seduce Kevin, but when she approached the isolated cave he lived in and tried to make advances, he grabbed her by the hair and threw her into the lake below!

This image is rich in colour, with a sense of movement and a lightly textured surface. I want people to look at it and feel transported into the wilderness of sixth century Ireland that Kevin loved, only a shadow of which remains today.