One of the really cool things about drawing Baby Boomers is the chance to take time to sit down and talk to people, many of whom I have known for years, but we’re always too busy for anything more than a cursory chat. As I get older, I find that time shoots by so fast and before I know it, decades have passed. It’s great to talk over stuff that’s pertinent to our generation, good and bad and this is an integral part of my work on Baby Boomers, it will all feed into the final artwork. This lovely Boomer is number 46 – almost half way there. I aim to draw 100 Boomers by the end of the year.
Back in February I started 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.