On my quest to draw one hundred Baby Boomers, I’ve had three full days of drawing recently in the lovely Galerie Simpson, and it’s been great catching up with old friends and acquaintances as well as meeting new people. One of my sitters was on the same Foundation course at Art College back in the 1970s (no, there were no dinosaurs) and it’s bittersweet remembering back sometimes and wondering how time has flown by so quickly.
Eventually, I’ll be using the 100 drawings in a large scale installation about my generation. I haven’t decided exactly how I’ll do it yet, but I’m thinking along the lines of developing the drawings into printmaking media to build up small and large iconic images from our era.
Over the last seven months, I have 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 to draw our ancient heritage. 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.