Lirazel - Original Drawing

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A stunning original pencil drawing by the talented Ed Org.  Hand titled and signed by Ed Org.

The piece is sold mounted and framed.

Image size approx : 21.5cm x 42cm (8.5" x 17").  Outer frame size approx: 43cm x 66cm (17" x 26").

This piece can also be purchased using Own Art - interest free credit, payable in 10 equal monthly installments - contact the gallery for full details. 

Also available as a limited edition print - click HERE for details.

Inspired by ‘The King of Elfland's Daughter’, the1924 fantasy novel by Anglo-Irish writer Lord Dunsany.
Ed explains the story behind the piece, "When the men of Erl asked that they be ruled by a magic lord, their lord bowed to their wishes and sent his eldest son, Alveric, to the land of faery to win the hand of Lirazel, the King of Elfland’s sweet and beautiful daughter."
"However marriage between a mortal man and an elf princess can only end in heartbreak, and the land of Erl discovers that the imposition of magic rule is, at best, a mixed blessing."
‘With all these wonders Lirazel came for her son, and brought Elfland with her that never had moved before the width of a harebell over the earthly border’.
Lord Dunsany (1878 - 1957).

See more work by Ed Org HERE.

About Ed Org

Born in Shropshire in 1955, Ed had an idyllic childhood among woods, fields, secret pools and ruined barns, which helped fire his imagination for mythological work.  

In the 1970s Ed undertook a Foundation course at Shrewsbury College of Art, and then completed a Fine Art degree at Cheltenham College of Art, with his final degree show based on "The Lord of the Rings".

Until the early 90s Ed worked as a graphic designer in the advertising industry, and then in 1993 he chose to follow his heart and leave safe employment to pursue his own path, and started to create personal works on a mythological theme in watercolour and intricate pencil drawings. He is influenced by his favourite artist, Edward Burne-Jones, but also the book illustrators, Arthur Rackham, Willy Pogany, Russell Flint, Charles Robinson, and others.  The landscapes of Devon, the Lake District and local woodland are a feature in many of his pieces.  His larger works can take up to 18 months to complete.  Ed also produces open and limited edition prints of many of his works.

Ed has undertaken numerous commissions, the most notable being several corporate designs for the Wychwood Brewery including 'Hobgoblin', 'Black Wych' and 'Fiddler's Elbow'.

Ed has a strong following and many collectors across the UK and abroad.

Obsidian has been showing Ed's work since we first opened in 2002, and we now showcase his work in an annual solo show.