Paul Atlas Saunders – Artwork
Here we have for sale a number of pieces of original artwork created by Paul Atlas Saunders for ‘The Liminal Shore – Witchcraft, Mystery and Folklore of the Essex Coast’ and ‘From Granite to Sea – The Folklore of Bodmin Moor and East Cornwall’ both by Alex Langstone.
All art works are professionally framed under glass with a white wooden frame and white mount.
Please note: we are advertising the artwork on behalf of Paul Atlas Saunders, payment will be made directly to Paul and the artwork will be shipped by him.
Angelic protection sigil by Paul Atlas-Saunders
Based on the alleged original that was rediscovered by Arthur Morrison in 1900, during his Cunning Murrell research trip to Hadleigh, Essex. It was here that Morrison met with Murrell’s son, who showed Morrison his fathers’ wooden chest. It was full of books and papers including this sigil, which appears to show a handwritten angelic protection charm, as used by James ‘Cunning’ Murrell himself. £150 plus shipping
Mundon Oak Grove by Paul Atlas-Saunders
Sited on the Essex coast between the old and disused parish church of St Mary and the tidal saltmarsh of Mundon Creek you will find this ancient oak grove. Although the trees are now dead, they stand sentinel by the southern bank of the Blackwater estuary. Legend records them as at least nine-hundred years old and marking the ancient site of a druidic grove. £200 plus shipping
Wayside Cross at Tintagel, Cornwall by Paul Atlas-Saunders
Sited at an ancient crossroads, this early medieval cross was once the focus for the burial of witch bottles. These bottles were used to protect from malevolent witchcraft, and within the parish it was customary to bury said artefacts at Fenterleigh crossroads, under the watchful defence of this old wayside cross. £220 plus shipping
Black Shuck by Paul Atlas-Saunders
The ghostly Black Shuck appears frequently along the Essex shore. Sometimes seen running along the sea wall, and at other times he may haunt isolated farms, desolate saltmarsh, eerie churchyards and ancient crossroads. Often large and sinister in appearance with large glowing eyes, he has been witnessed across the centuries by many residents, whilst making their way home after dark. £220 plus shipping
The Dagenham Idol by Paul Atlas-Saunders
The Dagenham Idol is a most remarkable artefact from the late Neolithic period. Discovered deep within the mud of the ancient Thameside marsh. The figure is carved from scots pine, and is believed to be around 4, 300 years old. This exceptional artefact is probably a representation of localised deity, which was deposited as a ritual offering to the marshes by Neolithic hunter-gatherers. Interestingly, it was found close to the skeletal remains of a red deer, all of which may show us that even in the more distant past, the Thames was a sacred and much revered waterway. £230 plus shipping
The Devil and his demon dogs by Paul Atlas-Saunders
The devil and his hounds haunt the isolated and spooky marshes around Salcott-cum-Virley, Essex. They appear at dusk chasing across the sky and into the grainy swamps of Salcott Creek. Here under the light of the full moon and glistening stars they continue to haunt the marshes, collecting the lost souls of long dead bargees and fishermen of the past. £120 plus shipping
The Waterhouse witch family imp by Paul Atlas-Saunders
In 1566 Hatfield Peverel in Essex found itself and its 500 or so inhabitants at the centre of a witch trial, where three women were accused of practicing sorcery. Agnes Waterhouse, her daughter Joan and her sister Elizabeth Frances were the family at the centre of the allegations. Agnes and Elizabeth were taught the ancient art of witchcraft by their grandmother, known as Mother Eve, which suggest there may have been at least four generations of the family practising as folk magicians, cunning women and herbalists in the parish across the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. This peculiar dog with the head of an ape was recorded as one of their shapeshifting familiars and is mentioned in several folktales surrounding the family. £230 plus shipping
St Osyth dragon by Paul Atlas-Saunders
There is a twelfth century tradition that a dragon once prowled the area around the St Osyth area of the north-east coast of Essex. It was described as a dragon of marvellous bigness, which burned buildings as it walked. The legend was repeated in a broadsheet in 1704. The dragon is depicted in a carving on the fifteenth century gatehouse of St Osyth priory. A similar style dragon is also depicted in stone on the porch of St Andrew’s parish church at nearby Fingringhoe. £200 plus shipping
South Ockendon green man by Paul Atlas-Saunders
In the village of South Ockendon in Essex, the thirteenth century round towered parish church of St Nicholas sits on the edge of the village green, and displays one of the best Essex examples of a green man. He sits in all his foliate splendour on the north wall, just to the east of the porch overlooking the green. £200 plus shipping