Announcement   Welcome to The Painted Story Shop…where new paintings beam in thick and fast;-) You can keep up to date with my doings via my facebook page Brian Brogan- The Painted Story! New paintings will be appearing here regularly and if you message me- paintings can be reserved with a deposit and paid for in installments. Wishing all very good cheer and every bright blessing!

This is where you will find for sale, original paintings and prints of my many hued canvases which I have been spending my days, nights and years conjuring up. I have a “Once upon a time…” painted wagon creaking under the weight of years of towing a huge array of painted worlds, and all their magical animals and Kachina, Sidhe beings. So as well as these first prints, which are made on beautiful paper to the highest archival quality – original paintings will appear in a fair steady stream here.. The paintings are rendered in layers of colored texture giving a tactile sculptural effect. You are all very welcome to journey deeper into my painted stories with me.

Enjoy the adventure!

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I currently live and work in the North west of Ireland in Co Donegal..in a place “neitherhere-northere” :)
If you are interested in the original canvases or prints, then please message me here.

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Last updated on 15 Apr, 2018

Welcome to The Painted Story Shop…where new paintings beam in thick and fast;-) You can keep up to date with my doings via my facebook page Brian Brogan- The Painted Story! New paintings will be appearing here regularly and if you message me- paintings can be reserved with a deposit and paid for in installments. Wishing all very good cheer and every bright blessing!

This is where you will find for sale, original paintings and prints of my many hued canvases which I have been spending my days, nights and years conjuring up. I have a “Once upon a time…” painted wagon creaking under the weight of years of towing a huge array of painted worlds, and all their magical animals and Kachina, Sidhe beings. So as well as these first prints, which are made on beautiful paper to the highest archival quality – original paintings will appear in a fair steady stream here.. The paintings are rendered in layers of colored texture giving a tactile sculptural effect. You are all very welcome to journey deeper into my painted stories with me.

Enjoy the adventure!

Postage
I currently live and work in the North west of Ireland in Co Donegal..in a place “neitherhere-northere” :)
If you are interested in the original canvases or prints, then please message me here.

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VISIONARY SHAMANIC ART FOR YOUR INDIGENOUS SOUL

To See Where I Am

I sketch to see where I am not
And to see where I am
I shrink me down or expand
In color words or sound

But I do not know all of me in silence and sound
Is it the wind that is my beingness
Or am I the atmosphere everywhere
In images that appear and vanish

Am I the bear and wolf I painted
Who return standing in my eyes
Just before sleep
Am I the giant shadow figure
Standing by the door waiting for me
Are these my thoughts returning
From three thousand years ago
Through beauty relearned
Massive shaman that rises behind me is it me
Odin's voice or the stag
Piercing my body

Am I the sadness of humanity
Or stone slowly swallowed by this earth
Sinking deeper to become the tumescent skin
Of a great spherical being

Am I my own micro cosmos inside time
Time within time
Or the thoughts of someone elses dream

Still my fingers keep on being fingers
Moving along the skin of thin realities
It seems I am never done with myself

That which has no name is that me?
If what comes next is nothing what will I call it

I feel trees
The bear returns inside me
I think the bear could not be me
Bear thinks I am the same
Bear

When part of us changes what was replaced disappears
Where does it go?
Sometimes as a ruminant in the spontaneity
I am the apple orchard of forty five years ago
Sometimes sweet sometimes rotting
Surrounded by salt marshes
The musk of hay and animals
Crows diving through the coastal air
The sea aching in my heart
Who called me to be here?
Who knows me in these many forms
How might I sound to the deities
Our design surveyed and appraised

If I stop questioning these things what will happen?
If I don't who or what will answer?
Will I know when I become someone
Or something else
The silent answer is many layered
It has many vibrating membranes for portals
Doorways in my body between the eyes
Visionary fragments of the future and otherworlds
At the base of the skull how the mind works
Origins of space and time
Ancient ancestral and primordial memory
In front of the heart the meaning of love
And the unifying principle of the universe
All the kind words that are ever used

My body earth is made of earth words
They have bodies of their own that emerge out of the earth
And return to earth as water vapor and animals
They are the cones of evergreens that fertilize fecund earth
My words as I see them now
Are a mask of flowers revealed
They are hives kept in a ceremonial healing blanket
The medicine of foresight for severed dreams
They are thunderbird shields with fertile lightning
There's an illuminated flash of who I am
Passing across the savannah and under the sea
Inside the blue fir and talking to you and me

From the poem "To See Where I Am" copyright by Brian Brogan
See youtube link Tribal Connection - A Painted Story https://youtu.be/ohEu4A-CEjg

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