This was my first commission for a personal design of Armorial Bearings from start to finish, featured here with Mr Watts’ kind permission.
Shield: Argent three Passion Crosses paty Azure on a chief rayonne Azure three Estoiles Argent.
On a Helm charged with a Human Heart Gules –
Crest: On a Wreath of the colours standing on a Mount Vert charged with three Trefoils proper a Puma (Felis Concolor) rampant proper gorged with a Collar attached to which a Chain of 31 links reflexed over the body and a Catharine Wheel all Or holding in its dexter paw a Sword Argent hilted Or surmounted by a Cap of Liberty Gules and in the sinister paw five Ears of Wheat Or exuding from the stalks three drops of Oil proper.
Mantling: Azure doubled Argent.
Motto: Latin: Vallo Deus Donatus Vox – Defend God-given Rights.
Mr Curtis Watts kindly left me this Testimonial when he received the traditionally painted version of his Arms:
“Mary collaborated with me on the development of my Armorial Bearings from concept to completion. She listened intently to my ideas, took them to a higher level, and then magically put them on canvas. She created a family heirloom for me and my descendants. My Armorial Bearings (her artistic work) hangs proudly in our home. Thanks Mary!”
I am happy to take on personal commissions for the design and/or traditional and/or digital paintings of new or existing Armorial Bearings. Please note me for further details.
However, please note that I will not produce artwork based on 'Bucketshop heraldry', that is heraldry based entirely on your surname bought online from certain 'Family Heraldry' companies . Even though this is a perfectly legitimate business, it deals in Arms granted to families whose male lines have since died out; morally speaking it is a form of theft that no reputable heraldic artist will touch!