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Comfort Painting

26 Jan

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That’s quite a lot of paintings for someone who hardly paints. I lost interest in painting on the first year of my Art Diploma course back in the 1970s, choosing to major in printmaking instead. I always found painting a bit messy and drawing was my great love, I found more affinity between printmaking and drawing. But since lockdown started back in Spring last year, and has continued almost unbroken since, I found comfort in joining Ed Sumner’s weekly Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Facebook every Friday. I learn a lot and it’s so good natured, it’s become a real community over the months. Studying great artists and trying to copy them has taught me so much and to be honest, I wouldn’t have done it on my own. I’ve done 35 paintings so far and recently found the confidence to start an original. If you want to join the Club, it’s free or a discretionary donation via PayPal or Eventbrite for those that can afford it, that way Ed can keep it free for those who can’t.

 

 

 

A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks

I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these antique artifacts a modern twist by combining them with images of rubbish – old fruit nets, bubble wrap and plastic – highlighting the problem of human pollution and how it affects wildlife.

To buy my work on the Swansea Print Workshop site please click the image to the left and to see the complete image.

Inspired by drawings of the taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these antique artefacts a modern twist by combining them with images of rubbish – old fruit nets, bubble wrap and plastic – highlighting the problem of human pollution and how it affects wildlife.

20 percent of the cost of each screenprint sold goes to support Swansea Print Workshop, which receives no public funding.

 

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