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About Traditional Art / Professional Core Member Ravynne Michele PhelanFemale/Australia Recent Activity
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About The Artist

I was a lonely child. I can remember having friends, but never many. I was not the popular or pretty girl. I was the shy and introverted child -- the loner who found more solace in magick of nature that surrounded me and embraced me, but I knew even then as a child that I wanted to be an artist. It was my destiny and I vowed that it would be a destiny I would fulfill.

I've always known who I am from the earliest of ages, but I lost that knowledge for a ways when 'society' began to dictate who I should not be. I should not be an artist. I should not be a child of nature. I should not be independant and strong-willed. I should not be a creature of emotions, empathy, and instinct. I should not believe in fairies and dragons and magick. I should not listen to or follow my dreams.

The 'should nots' held me prisoner to doubt and depression for over 18 years. I existed in a world were magick was forgotten, and dreams of destiny and a childhood vow were but a distant memory. Instead, I became a mother and wife -- loved and cherished, but empty of all passion and hope. I had no goals and no dreams. My sleep was that of endless dark with no interruptions, no mystery, no questions.

Until the memory of a childhood vow resurfaced ...

... and I rebelled.


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Ravynne Michele Phelan
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
I am a painter of dreams and a writer of stories. I've been painting professionally for the last twelve years and I am passionate about my craft and everything I do. I have just completed work on the art and text for my Dreams of Gaia Tarot, whilst my Messenger Oracle is available for purchase.


It has been years since I last posted anything new here on DeviantArt. Am I back? Yes. Will I stay? I am not sure. DeviantArt has evolved into a very different place to the one I used to love before the demands of my career took me away.

And the truth is that I am a very different person to the one I was when I posted here on a regular basis. My life has changed a lot. I am now a published author and artist, my tarot is now complete and is in pre-production, and my 25 year relationship has ended. 

So, where to from here? I think the first thing I will do over the next week or so is clean out and update my gallery. It's been so long since I last posted that all of the artworks here still have my old name on them. Yes, that's just another one of the changes that have occurred over the last three years. My name is now Ravynne (pronounce Raven).

I find myself wondering if any of my old watchers are still about? 

A Thought

Honour your vision by creating what is within you. Dance to the rythm of your own heartbeat. Write the lyrics to your own song. Delight in the magics that you yourself have woven. You each have something that is yours. Find it. Nurture it. Love it and watch it grow.


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PaganJenn Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've just wondered through your entire gallery but the system now thinks I'm spamming with the comments I left on your artwork - hopefully it won't stop me from posting this one though!

I'll come back later to leave more comments on your gallery because there is simply so much to say about it! You have incredible talent and I love every single piece of your works! Thank you for contributing to this wonderful community! :heart:

rached33 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
hi i just love your stuff,
i am new here and i would like to know your critics on my little galery.
thanks and youre an amazing drawer  by the way
On2XSecretProbation Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday!
superpower-pnut Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015
Happy Birthday!
priestofdune Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015
happy birthday! :party: 
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