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A Quickie Down The Pub.

2 May
A Quick Sketch In The Local Pub.

Popped into our local pub, The Brunswick Inn, for a couple of hours a few evenings ago with some family, listening to the acoustic live music and just chatting, like things were before Covid19. Of course I had a quick scribble ……

A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks

I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the antique taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these vintage 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.

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

Watching And Scribbling.

23 Apr
People-watching at the Jack Jones gig.

Husb and I went out to a gig last night, a local venue to see a local musician and poet, Jack Jones of the band Trampolene, doing a solo acoustic gig. It was great, really lively. Of course, I had to have a scribble.

Cool people at The Bunkhouse.

A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks

I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the antique taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these vintage 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.

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

Art In A War Zone

21 Apr
“Mariupol” by Oleksandr Shatokhin.

Swansea Print Workshop is hosting an important new digital exhibition of extraordinary drawings and illustrations by artists under siege in The Ukraine.

Below from left to right: Daria Filipova “24 02”: Grasya Oliyko “HOME”: Mari Kinovych “REFUGEE”: Illia Uhnivenko “NEW CHILDHOOD”.

The PICTORIC group of artists reached out to international friends and colleagues asking for help to show the artworks they were doing under bombardment. Swansea Print Workshop (SPW) is one of the first artist organisations in the UK to respond and SPW member Melvyn Williams quickly set up this exhibition of some of the hundreds of artworks showing the realities of life in a modern warzone.

Below from left to right: Veronika Kotyk “SPRING WAR”: Romana Ruban “IN DREAM”: Yulia Tveritina “IN HAND”: Daria Filipova “WINDOW”.

Most war art is officially commissioned and filtered through the political lens of governments or the military. This is by people on the ground reacting to what is happening to them as it is happening. It is an historical document and an insight into the real lives of people who want the world to know what is happening.  Perhaps most of all it is a testimony to the human spirit which is the same here as in Ukraine. If you want to know what we would feel like, how we would react if we were invaded, this art will show you.”

Please click on the link here to view the Ukrainian artists exhibition and please look out for the filmed interviews that Melvyn Williams is currently making with some of the Ukrainian artists that I will be posting here in the next few days xxx

Catching Up

18 Apr
A Continuous Line Drawing.

Today I hung out with my young niece. Her phone charger broke last night so we went into the city to get a new one. When we got home, she had to catch up with the world which gave me a chance to sketch her on the settee, having an extended sesh on social media. I’m planning on this settee featuring a lot in my work over the coming year so I’m making observations as I draw the people on it. I used the continuous line drawing technique with a ballpoint pen into my A5 leather-bound sketchbook.

A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks

I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the antique taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these vintage 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.

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

Prepping

17 Apr
The first of many preparatory sketches.

After doing so much painting during the pandemic lockdown, with the irrepressible Ed Sumner of the Cheese and Wine Painting Club, I decided I’d do more painting this year, but self- generated ones, portraits of friends and family. So I’m making a start with Husb.

My first step is to do preparatory sketches, to get a composition that I like and to practice different bits. These are the first of many. I used a ballpoint pen into an A6 sketchbook, using the continuous line drawing technique. I’ve got a long way to go but each little sketch refines my final vision.

A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks

I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the antique taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these vintage 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.

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

Drawing More Darkness In The Darkness

19 Mar
Graphite drawing onto heavy textured Khadi paper.

Here’s another drawing in the dark I did last weekend at a small arts festival, “Kilvey Ole”, I went to on one of Swansea’s hillsides. It was very dark there so I could hardly see the paper or the marks I was making. But also, the people and things I was drawing were in darkness and it was a challenge, to say the least. But I like that, I’m a glutton for punishment, me.

A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks.

I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the antique taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these vintage 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.

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

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

Drawing Darkness In The Darkness

18 Mar
Scribbling The Darkness.

Husb and I went to a mini-festival on one of the city’s hills last weekend. It was very dark and we wandered in and out of small barns listening to music and poetry. I had a go drawing the darkness in the darkness. I couldn’t see the paper I was drawing on so had no idea what marks I’d made until the next day. It was much darker than I’ve shown on the paper. I used Koh-i-Noor Graphite block onto Khadi handmade paper.

It’s Always Crumble Time

There’s a load of fresh new-season rhubarb in the garden just crying out to be made into a crumble, Husb’s all-time favourite. Had to be done.

Rhubarb crumble and lashings of custard.

A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks.

I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the antique taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these vintage 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.

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

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

Plygain, Welsh Cakes And Three Mari Lwyds

4 Mar
Singing Plygain with 3 Maris.

Husb and I went to a Plygain celebration this evening which was interrupted by no less than three Mari Lwyds. It was a very 21st century mixture of Christianity and Paganism, good fun and lots of Welsh cakes. Grand. Of course, I had to have a quick scribble.

A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks.

I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the antique taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these vintage 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.

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

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

Heads ….

22 Feb

Here’s a couple more sketches from out night out at Swansea’s Sin City to see “As December Falls”, looking at heads close up. Good bit of practice.

A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks.

I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the antique taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these vintage 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.

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

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

Venus In Sin City.

21 Feb
Continuous line drawing.

Gigging and Scribbling.

Husb and I went to Sin City, our local gig venue the other night, to see a band new to the both of us, “As December Falls” and supports. It was a cracking night out. I had to have a scribble of course.

A Speedy Scribble.

Neolithic Venuses.

I did some quick continuous line drawings of two fans and I was drawn to them (pardon the pun) because it’s great to draw larger women, they have the presence of Neolithic Venuses.

A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks.

I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the antique taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these vintage 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.

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

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

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