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Little Vistas

18 Jul

Husb and I went for a coffee and scribble to the cafe above Waterstones bookshop in Swansea today. It’s a gorgeous place, it used to be the old Carlton cinema and Waterstones renovated it very sensitively. There are a lot of interior classical features – pillars, friezes, floor to ceiling windows – which frame little vistas across the room. I spotted this mother and baby in the corner, on a large settee in the window and did a quick scribble.

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.

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

Simple Pleasures

10 Jul

This. This is what I’ve been waiting to do since lockdown started in March 2020. Just sit and drink a cup of coffee in the cafe in Waterstones bookshop and sketch. That’s all. No fancy holidays or anything like that. Just sit in my favourite cafe. Simple pleasures.

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.

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

Cardiff Caff Culture

7 Feb

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Went up to The ‘Diff today to visit the excellent artspace, g39 just off City Road, a bustling part of the capital. Husb and I had a walk around the area, it was freezing and we found a proper old-fashioned greasy spoon caff where we indulged ourselves with bacon and egg baps and hot, strong black coffee. Lush. It was full of regulars and I scribbled these two chatting over the racing papers. I used the continuous line technique with a Faber Castell Pitt drawing pen, size F into my A5 Tate Gallery sketchbook.

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