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A Dandy, An Exile And Cult Pens

25 Jul

Went to the little village of Ystradgynlais this evening to see some new lithographs. They’re created by a very talented young Welsh artist, John Abell, who won a bursary from the Josef Herman Foundation to spend a week at the world-famous Curwen Press to develop a new body of prints. Josef Herman was a refugee artist fleeing the Nazis before the second World War and he settled for a long time in this part of Wales. John is the first winner of this bursary and it’s very exciting to see an artist developing at the start of their career and it’s also great to see work of such passion.

Of course, I took my sketchbook with me, the little A6 recycled paper one in a leather cover and my Pilot V5 pen. It’ll run out soon – I’ll have to get onto Cult Pens and get some more. I drew the artist (a self-confessed Dandy) and then another artist. The drawings are a little bit wonky because I forgot my specs :(.


Cult pens. Honestly. I’m SUCH a geek!

Photo Polymer Man

19 Jun

Our local print workshop has an artist-in-residence, Ros Ford, who is running  the first part of a masterclass in photo polymer printmaking tomorrow and I have a place on it :D. I’m really excited [what a geek, eh?]. So I spent today at my studio trying out some different drawing ideas to take with me tomorrow. This is about A4 size and based on a huge painting I completed a few weeks ago. It’s just a rough study as we’ll be drawing and painting directly onto Trugrain tomorrow, before transferring the images to photo polymer plates. Look at what you can do with True-grain! [Really, what a geek!].

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