For over a millennium, the intricate knotwork and minute decoration of Celtic art and calligraphy have enchanted the world. Celtic artist Michael Carroll continues in the tradition of the 8th century monks, creating brand-new yet classically ancient designs.
The symbols and motifs used in Celtic art are often ancient, but Michael brings a fresh voice to
their interpretation and new designs are not only possible, but inevitable. We invite you to view Michael's original designs, learn about the artist himself, order Celtic prints, and find out more about the ancient monks and their art.
We hope you find this website informative, interesting, and enlightening . . . if you have any questions, comments, or ideas you'd like to share, please email us as we'd like to hear from you...Enjoy!
June 2014: We are pleased to announce the opening of:
JULY 11-26, 2014
Art Gallery 2nd Floor
Irish American Heritage Center
4626 N. Knox Ave. Chicago IL 60630
Michael Carroll's intricate, hand-painted pages are produced with authentic medieval tools and materials such as calfskin vellum and goose quill pens. The multilayered textures, incredibly small scale and attention to detail must be seen to be believed.
ILLUMINATION runs from Friday, July 11 through July 26 on Saturdays from 1pm to 4pm. There will be an opening night reception on Friday, July 18 from 6pm to 9pm.
During Irish Fest weekend, the exhibit will be open from 6pm to 8pm on Friday, July 11, from Noon to 5pm on Saturday, July 12 and Noon to 5pm on Sunday, July 13. Fest admission fees apply.
Michael Carroll Celtic Design
P.O. Box 1371, Addison, IL 60101 USA