When Will Worthington painted the images for The DruidCraft Tarot we asked him to create new images for three of them: The Magician, Cernunnos (The Devil in other decks) and Strength. It was only later that we realised that these three are actually the first in each of the series of seven cards that the Major Arcana can be divided into:
1-7 being associated with Bardic work, 8-14 with Ovate work, and 15-21 with Druid work. This means that three DruidCraft Tarot paintings by Will have never been seen, but just before Lughnasadh Will donated his original painting, beautifully framed, of Cernunnos to The Museum of Witchcaft in Boscastle Cornwall. Here’s news of it from their website diary:
Donation of Artwork
Yesterday afternoon, we had a wonderful visit from artist Will Worthington who donated an original painting of Cernunnos and some prints of his paintings which were used for Phillip & Stephanie Carr-Gomm’s DruidCraft Tarot. This Cernunnos was originally painted for the Tarot but a different image was finally used in the actual deck. I believe there is a new Druid Plant Oracle coming out soon. The painting will be placed in the Horned God section as soon as it is catalogued & Graham has been keen to get a tarot display happening for some time – maybe this will spur him on.