Fine art prints of this painting on fine art paper framed and unframed, on canvas or metal in a range of sizes are available plus posters, cards and postcards. This art can be ordered as an embellished fine art print*. The original mixed media painting can be viewed here.

‘Pocahontas – Inspired by Her Intelligence and Bravery’ celebrates the 17th century Native American Princess Pocahontas (Matoaka) and draws parallels between Native American and Manx culture and history. I have Native American heritage and strong connections to the Isle of Man (Manx) going back generations. Although the two cultures appear to have many ‘boundaries’ and differences between them, there are multiple similarities which I explore and celebrate in this painting through symbolism, colour and composition.

It was important to me to depict Pocahontas in an authentic way by referencing her real story and celebrating her heritage which includes focus on the Princess’s facial tattoos, a feature left out of portraits of her created at the time. I emphasise Pocahontas’s strength referring to significant female empowerment in both cultures historically and explore themes of womanhood and motherhood.  The strong associations both cultures have with spirituality and their land is also a focus along with the impact of invaders and subsequent restriction of culture. The striking four horned Manx Loaghtan sheep draw an interesting parallel with the nearly identical Native American Navajo-Churro sheep and emphasises the commonality between the two cultures.




Prints & Products


Available as open edition fine art prints on paper, canvas or metal in a range of sizes through BLFA Mixed Media and Drawings (worldwide shipping).

Embellished fine art prints * are ordered directly from Beth Louella Fine Art (UK- worldwide shipping).

* Embellished fine art prints are canvas prints with a clear layer of paint added, giving a textured, painterly surface. Where applicable, other elements / paint can be added.