This illustration by Geoff Taylor, was originally used on Avalon, written by Anya Seton,

Original Art



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Avalon 1988 puplished by Coronet. - art by Geoff Taylor
Die Heiligen Inseln - Diana Wynne Jones - art by Geoff Taylor


In this painting by Geoff Taylor the sky is deep rust colour with the sun breaking through the clouds with shafts of light. A rider on a white horse and a young woman, with long braided hair in a yellow dress and a red cloak, stands with her back to him. A series of standing stones line the cliff path that they have walked along. In the background lies water, the sea, and a Viking boat, beyond is a land mass.

Synopsis for Original Title

Historical fiction. Avalon, it is the last quarter of the tenth century, a time of conflict between Church and State, a time of threat from Viking invasions. Amidst the violence comes a knight called Rumon, whose love for the beautiful Merewyn leads them both across the seas to an unknown western land.




Gouache on Artboard

Size approx.3
27x18 inches or 68x45 cm

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