Here’s another of my Baby Boomer ‘victims’, one of 100 people born between 1946 and 1964 that I’m sketching by the end of the year. The drawing takes about 30 minutes, but I spend longer with people because I want to chat to them about being a Boomer, what makes us different from other generations, what have been the important things in our lives, what is iconic. It’s interesting to note how this differs between the Boomers at the front of the age group, who will be 70 this year and those at the tail end, who are just into their 50s. It’s fascinating stuff and will influence what I will eventually do with all these drawings.
Recently, I have also been travelling across South Wales with Rhondda-born archaeologist Dewi Bowen and Swansea film maker Melvyn Williams in all weathers with my portable drawing board, portfolio of Fabriano paper and a bag full of assorted artist’s materials. Dewi is researching his latest book on Neolithic monuments and Melvyn is making a documentary film of our literary and artistic adventures.
I’ve done around 50 drawings now and these will be exhibited in my solo show in The Worker’s Gallery in the Rhondda Valley in September. Please click here to find out more about it.
And if you want to see some of my other artwork, please click on the image below.