Dartmoor, in England's West Country, is a landscape steeped in myth: full of ghostly whist hounds, shapeshifting witch hares, trolls who lurk under clapper bridges, piskies who dance among standing stones, and the Green Man and Woman of the forest, symbolising the wild in nature...and the wild within us.
Dartmoor has always attracted artists -- the village of Chagford in particular, which has been a centre for visual and literary arts from the late 19th century onward.
Beginning in the 1970s, Chagford has also become known for its many artists of a specific kind: painters, illustrators, designers, writers, musicians, puppeteers, and dramatists inspired by mythology, folklore, and fairy tales.
Click on the pictures in the right- and left-hand columns to learn more about the mythic artists working on Dartmoor today, with an emphasis on those living in Chagford and the hamlets and villages nearby.
For more about the legends and lore of Dartmoor, go here.
Merlin in the Wild by Alan Lee
Warlock the Hunter by David Wyatt
Moor Maiden by Virginia Lee
Bluebell Honeymoon by Rima Staines
Wolf Boy by Danielle Barlow
Mandrake Root by Nomi McLeod
The Rose of Stonehenge by Marja Lee Kruyt
Go West by Brian Froud