Part of a new series, this painting features the Fitzpatrick Irish crest nestled in a matching mantle and helm. Knotwork borders frame the design, and I also created a huge fully decorated capital letter F, in the style of the Book of Kells and other old Celtic manuscripts! The motto is Irish and loosely translates as "Rightful Mightly Victory". My feeling with the coat of arms series is to bring back a bit of the traditional Irish to the designs, in the surrounding designs and the shield itself where I can, and using Irish translations of the motto if possible. While the traditional English arms awarded to many of the old Irish familes are really nice, I think bringing back the Irish heritage into the arms is a fresh reflection on these designs. For those who want the purely English traditional they have a million options to choose from out there, but for those who want something unique and very Irish feeling, now they have the option. :-)

Fitzpatrick Coat of Arms

- 10" x 15"

- Ink, gouache and acrylic on watercolor paper

- $250.00 US

Copyright Cari Buziak, 2006