Witch: Circe Weaves Her Spell of Summoning

Witch: Circeโ€™ Weaves Her Spell of Summoning

Circe" an original fine art oil painting by Minneapolis, Minnesota visual artist Roger Williamson, witch, ancient Greece, mythologyWitchโ€ Circeย  Weaves Her Spell of Summoning, oil on wood, 48 inches by 24 inches, 2020

This dream vision painting depicts the enchantress Circeโ€™ in her act of magically summoning Odysseus to her presence through adapt manipulation of her otherworldly skills.

Her familiar, the cephalopod, excretes what will be the fabric of this spell stimulated by the action of Circeโ€™s adroit carcasses agitating its tentacles. This agitation causes the creature to exude a pheromonic web that in combination with Circeโ€™s own essence materializes her desire objective to draw Odysseus to her presence.

The background of the painting depicts frescos inspired by those unearthed by Arthur Evans at the Minoan Palace of Knossos in Crete.

I have utilized these frescoes because as they correspond to the Minoan and Mycenaean civilizations that existed in the same time period of have close parallels with each other

Original painting available for purchase at Saatchi Art.


Roger Williamson is a visualย  artist, residing and creating in Minneapolis Minnesota.

Born in Loughborough, England, in 1947 and growing up in Coventry he was inspired from an early age by the French Symbolist painters of late nineteenth century France,

These artistic influences, in conjunction with his own esoteric upbringing and practical experiences of magick, mythology and dream control, form the matrix, a collective oeuvre upon which his paintings and writings are an extension.

Roger Williamsonโ€™s works belong to a โ€œtheatreโ€ of life. Building upon classical myths and ancient themes the paintings invite the viewers into spheres of consciousness- characterized by ethereal portraits and kaleidoscopic color palettes.

Williamsonโ€™s practice seeks to re-enliven a kind of mystery, revitalizing the senses and questioning reality.

Using diverse creative media, whetherย  painting or writing books, Williamsonย  endeavors to develop techniques that materialize the sensuous dreaming experience into the language of the waking world.ย ย 

Aspiring to reintroduce mystery and ambiguity back into the adventure of human existence through the creative process, encouragingย  artistic audiences towards โ€œliving effulgent and invigorating lives, revitalized from the secretions of our subconscious.โ€