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Canine Couture

13 Feb

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I spent a lovely afternoon at Galerie Simpson, Swansea’s newest arthouse, helping with the new exhibition which opens tomorrow. And I spent a half hour drawing the delightful gallery puppies, Sonny and Betty, in their couture puppy jackets.

The new show features original prints by contemporary artists including Gavin Turk, Jamie Reid and Gary Hume alongside work from local artists at Swansea Print Workshop. I have a large male nude monotype in the show and there are beautiful etchings, collagraphs, silkscreen prints and lino cuts from 2 dozen Swansea Printmakers. The show opens tomorrow between 4 and 7pm at 222 High Street, Swansea and runs until Easter, opening Tuesday through to Saturday.

The puppies were drawn with graphite into my A5 Tate Gallery sketchbook. They wriggle a lot which made sketching quite difficult, but it’s good practice to try out different anatomy for a change.

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