Witch: Circe Weaves Her Spell of Summoning

Witch: Circe’ Weaves Her Spell of Summoning

Circe" witch, witchcraft, spellcasting, magick. An original fine art oil painting by Minneapolis, Minnesota visual artist Roger Williamson, witch, ancient Greece, mythologyWitch” Circe  Weaves Her Spell of Summoning, oil on wood, 48 inches by 24 inches, 2020

This dream vision painting depicts the enchantress Circe’ 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 Circe’s adroit carcasses agitating its tentacles. This agitation causes the creature to exude a pheromonic web that in combination with Circe’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 they correspond to the Minoan and Mycenaean civilizations that existed in the same time period and therefore have close parallels with each other

Awards for Witch

Circle Foundation

Certificate of Excellence

Circle foundation, art award,

North Suburban Center for the Arts at the Banfill-Locke House

Honorable mention

Original painting available for purchase at Saatchi Art.


Roger Williamson is a visual  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 Williamson’s works belong to a “theatre” 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.

Williamson’s practice seeks to re-enliven a kind of mystery, revitalizing the senses and questioning reality.

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

Aspiring to reintroduce mystery and ambiguity back into the adventure of human existence through the creative process, encouraging  artistic audiences towards “living effulgent and invigorating lives, revitalized from the secretions of our subconscious.”