Featured Artists

John Bellany

Born at Port Seton in 1942 into a family of fishermen and boatbuilders, steeped in Calvinism as a child, his art is profoundly religious in its intimation of mortality.

Peter Howson

Peter Howson is a Scottish artist famous for his often disturbing and controversial work. Possessing a distinctive style, you know a “Peter Howson” when you see one.

Jack Frame

Born in Chatham, Kent 1986 to Scottish parents and after graduating from the prestigious Glasgow School of Art in 2007, he returned to Kent where he now lives and works.

James McDonald

Born in Stirling, studied at Edinburgh College of Art (1974 -1978), and began working in the field of printmaking


Frank McFadden

Frank McFadden is not one of those people who swish slowly and silently around exhibitions. He is dashing between the pillars; up and down the stairs at Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery, Glasgow

Graham McKean

Graham is presently registered as a self-employed artist, painting full-time from a W.A.S.P. studio at the harbour side in Irvine, Ayrshire.

The “Arts” of the Nine Muses

The Nine Muses in Greek mythology have been an inspiration to artists since antiquity. They are (in alphabetical order): Calliope, Clio, Erato, Euterpe, Melpomene, Polyhymnia, Terpsichore, Thalia, and Urania. They are the daughters of Zeus, the Greek father of all gods, and Mnemosyne.

The Muses were nine beautiful young women who were the goddesses and personifications of Science, Literature and the Arts. They were the source in the ancient culture of orally related knowledge in poetic lyrics and myths. They were considered to be the complete inspiration of knowledge and the arts The “Arts of the Muses” were; Music, Science, Philosophy, Mathematics, Geography, Drama and especially Art. It was felt that the inspiration of the Muses would help people succeed and prosper. Some of the modern words associated with the Muses are amuse, museum, musing and music. Greek Mythology is rich with gods and goddesses but none were as influential as the Nine Muses who were created to give inspiration, knowledge, artistry and music to the ancient world.

Emma O’neil created and founded The 9 Muses (UK) Ltd in early 2014 after a long passion with working with well known, famous and prolific Artists. This also led the company on to doing some bigger scale commissions and projects that have a big charity element and a massive focus on Education.

The 9 Muses projects have included producing Documentaries, publishing books, producing original score music and sponsoring The World’s First Phd in a subject relating to the Famous “Brother Walfrid” Oil painting that The 9 Muses Commissioned by Peter Howson.

Therefor the 9 Muses name is very fitting as the company's goals, products and practices transcend over many mediums and ‘art forms’ The 9 Muses aims to bring core Scottish and Glaswegian History, new educational studies and Scientific research to the masses through the means of Art with the added hope of giving inspiration and faith. The 9 Muses spends an immense amount of time and effort investing in the brand of each artist they represent. We all have that spark of a Muse within us to aid in our creative endeavors.

Nine Muses (UK) Ltd is a company owned and managed by Emma O’Neil.

Emma was inspired to set up the Brother Walfrid awareness-raising campaign after reading and learning about the Irish Famine.

"I’m inquisitive by nature and the more I learnt about it the more interested I became in this terrible period of European history. Most people would have left it at that."

"However, after becoming fascinated by the tireless work Andrew Kerins put in over a quarter of a century to alleviate the conditions of poor Irish immigrants displaced from Ireland to Glasgow, I wanted to do something about it"


The Power Of Three

So Emma did three things:

Commissioned famous Scottish artist Peter Howson to paint a huge picture of the Celtic founder.

Created a unique limited edition boxed set, thirty per cent of the sales from which would go to the St. Mary’s Renovation Fund, with the remainder being used to fund the campaign to raise awareness of Brother Walfrid.

Commissioned a one-hour documentary – tracing the life of Brother Walfrid and exploring the Irish Famine.

Get Behind The Awareness-Raising Campaign

Emma, who lives near Glasgow, hopes people will show support for the campaign to raise awareness of Brother Walfrid’s life and works. She said: “Little is known about the life and times of Brother Walfrid. We want to change all that. We do know that he led a life of virtue and had a huge impact on the people of Glasgow, a legacy that endures to this day. “I would urge everyone who holds Celtic dear to their heart to get behind this campaign. Without Brother Walfrid there would be no Celtic, and the lives of thousands of Irish immigrants, our forefathers, would have been a whole lot harder. So you never miss a step on Brother Walfrid’s road to recognition, sign up to our free newsletter.

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