The Phoenix is a fabled beast, only one of which is said to have lived in Egypt at a time for 500 years. Once it got to this age, it flew to Arabia where it built a nest of sweet-smelling spices which it then fanned into flames with its wings using the sun's rays, which then consumed the bird. After a short period of between 3-9 days a small worm would emerge from the ashes which would then grow into a new, invigorated Phoenix and the cycle would start again.
I am happy to take on personal commissions for the design and/or traditional and/or digital paintings of new or existing Armorial Bearings.
If you’ve had your Arms approved and registered and would like something a little better than a clip-art version of them, or you would just like a new version of your Arms,
please do not hesitate Note me or contact me through my website for further details.
I will work with you to establish precisely how you would like each element of your Arms depicted in terms of devices, helms, mantling and motto scrolls as well as the shape of the shield, so that you will have Armorial Bearings you’ll be proud to display.
This can be done digitally as per the example shown or traditionally painted on a variety of superb quality papers, using 22carat goldleaf where applicable and stable, fade-resistant paints.
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 and I have no interest in perpetuating that...