Category: Drawing & Painting

  • Maddad and Maddadson

    Maddad and Maddadson

    Portrait of Mormaer Matad of Atholl with his son, the infant Earl Harald Maddadson of Orkney. Charcoal drawing by Orcadian artist Martin Laird.

  • The Miracle of Bishop William the Old

    The Miracle of Bishop William the Old

    Black and white India ink drawing of Bishop William the Old experiencing a miracle of Magnus the Martyr. William suddenly loses and regains his sight, and becomes convinced in Magnus’ saintly nature. By Orcadian artist Martin Laird.

  • Another Earl Murdered

    Another Earl Murdered

    Another Earl Murdered This illustration was created for an Orkney News article about the famed 11th Century Orcadian, Earl Thorfinn the Mighty. Thorfinn’s advisor Thorkell Forester murdered rival Earl Einar Wrymouth by stabbing him with a sword and then pushing him into the fireplace after a feast. An Icelandic warrior named Hallvard then pulled him…