Who am I?
“Artist, Printmaker, Scribbler, Ageing-headbanger, Feminist, Activist, Mad- cat-woman, Cake-maker, Accidental-archaeologist, Mud-wrangler, Wild ,Welsh and Opinionated“.
I work directly from life, carrying a sketchbook at all times looking for any opportunity to have a scribble.
I work on the streets, in public, bringing the practice of art directly to people who may never have been into a gallery or seen art being created.
I work with homeless people, substance-dependant people and those excluded from / by society.
I work from my studio in Swansea, Wales, UK where I live with my partner and Sparta Puss the cat.
I have exhibited in various traditional galleries, online galleries, in print, nationally and internationally, and on television.
I have carried out artists residencies in the USA and Pakistan as well as Wales.
I have a Masters in Adult Education from University of Wales, Swansea; a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from West Glamorgan Institute of Higher Education; and a Diploma in Art from Swansea Art College.
I blog an artwork a day, mostly drawings but sometimes work in progress and printmaking. I have thousands of drawings in sketchbooks; it’s hard to exhibit sketches in galleries and yet lots of people like to see drawings, so a blog seems like a good idea. It also motivates me to keep trying to draw every day – it’s easy to let life get in the way of drawing.
TO OWN MY ARTWORK
If you want to see what else I’m doing, you can join me on Facebook or Twitter. You can buy my art by visiting my Artfinder or Galleries pages. I also have quite a few, mercifully short, arty videos on YouTube.
I hope you enjoy my work 🙂