A Stiff Leg

Just back from Swansea Print Workshop’s weekly life drawing, it’s late and I’m tired. Our model got tired too, her leg went stiff and painful after about 40 minutes so we spent the last 10 minutes doing a quick pose that didn’t hurt her leg. I like it. It’s drawn with white and sanguine contéContinue reading “A Stiff Leg”

Blast From The Past….

Another blast from the past, from The Bagpuss Window, a semi-derelict artspace set up by Melanie Ezra and myself about 18 months ago. It only lasted 3 weeks but we, and lots of other artists and performers, did loads of arty stuff. Swansea Print Workshop lent us a portable etching press so I got stuckContinue reading “Blast From The Past….”

A Scribble In The Tea Break

I went to a consultation event in Swansea’s Grand Theatre today, organised by the City Council to move forward with a bid to be the next UK City of Culture in 2021. Of course, I found some time for a scribble during the tea break. A good chance to draw a crowd, good practice forContinue reading “A Scribble In The Tea Break”

You Know What I Did Last Summer?

You know what I did last Summer? Well, Husb and I took part in a reality TV programme for Sky Arts. It’s about spotting fake masterpieces in art galleries across the UK. We appear mainly in the episode from Cardiff but if I told you any more, I’d have to kill you lol 😀 That’sContinue reading “You Know What I Did Last Summer?”


Here’s something else I’m about to experiment with at the moment. Nori paste, magnesium carbonate and powdered pigments. oooohhhhh!!!!!! The End Frame events are free entry but please book tickets for ‘Big Eyes’ from Cinema & Co.   I have put my series of drawings of ancient Welsh monuments on Artfinder.  If you want to seeContinue reading “Experimenting”

Scribbling The Artist

I went to our local art gallery, The Glynn Vivian earlier today for a talk from the artist in residence, Sharon Morris, one of the nine exhibiting artists in one of the current exhibitions, ‘The Moon And A Smile’, inspired by early Victorian photographs from the Dillwyn Llewellyn family who lived at Penllergare and Sketty HallContinue reading “Scribbling The Artist”

It’s Wonky But I Like It

Just back from life drawing at Swansea Print Workshop, working with one of my favourite models, an older woman with a face and body full of character. I drew onto brown wrapping paper with white, sanguine and black conté crayon, in that order. The drawing is a bit wonky, but I actually like it likeContinue reading “It’s Wonky But I Like It”

Cheap And Cheerful

Trying some new ideas recently, using cheap materials and simple techniques, cartridge paper, cheerful recycled sari papers, a piece of cheap craft foam and a craft knife …… more to come ……     We’re coming to the end of the W.M.D. – Women of Many Dimensions exhibition at Cinema & Co. If you’re anywhereContinue reading “Cheap And Cheerful”