The Painted Tarot deck started life in 2018, and was completed in 2020, after I painted all 78 cards as full sized paintings; some of the originals formed the core of a solo exhibition at the Union Gallery in October 2020 https://www.uniongallery.co.uk/exhibitions/114-sophie-mckay-knight-the-fools-journey.
The finished deck, box and 28 page booklet were designed by MS Creative and the cards are printed on 350gsm Zanta Games Board.
The booklet, ‘A Deeper Look’, delves into the production of the deck, the processes used and some of the models I was inspired by. There are also sections on how to interpret the minor and major Arcana, and some spread examples. The card back design is a photo of my dripped on and messy studio floor, underneath the two easels where all the paintings were created – it tells its very own story!
The Painted Tarot is £44.95 plus P&P and available to buy on my Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sophiemckayknightart
Or you can buy through PayPal – £44.95 plus shipping – which is £4 for UK; £12 for Europe; £15 for USA/Canada and £17 for Australia/NZ/Japan. Please add shipping amount at the check out if you are paying through PayPal : https://www.paypal.me/thepaintedtarot
The main structural influence for the deck is the Rider Waite Smith, which was the first deck I used for readings, many years ago!
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