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Shameless Self Promotion

30 Aug

Oh yes! Husb and I are off to The Workers Gallery in Ynyshir tomorrow to set up my solo show, ‘Yr Helfa / The Hunt‘ which opens on September the 1st and carries on through to September the 24th. BUT, we’re not having an opening event, instead we’re having a HIGH TEA on Saturday September the 10th from 2 – 4.


Why not have an opening when the exhibition opens you might ask? Well, it’s because the Cynon Valley Museum and Gallery is reopening on September the 3rd after being closed for over a year. It’s now been transferred from the local authority to a trust made up of volunteers from the area. And they pinched the date I wanted for an opening tea party! Never mind, it’s great to see the Museum back in action and it gives me an extra week to make more home made jam and cakes.

Postcard 2 giveaway copy

The show features 42 new drawings from my travels across South Wales with archaeologist Dewi Bowen and filmmaker Melvyn Williams, drawing ancient stone monuments that are on the route of The Boar Hunt from the Mabinogion. There will also be a display of etchings and linocuts in progress based on my drawings in the field. And some of Melvyn’s short films about Dewi and myself on our hunt for wild megaliths.

So please drop in and see the show if you’re in the area and especially on Saturday 10th for lashings of tea, cake, art and Welsh hospitality.


There’s more of my art to be seen in my online Gallery in Artfinder. Please click here to visit. Thank you.

High Tea on High Street

22 Nov

gallerie simpson

Husb and I popped into the new Galerie Simpson on the High Street earlier today, to partake of High Tea in the one-day-only Tweeting Bird cafe organised by Iris, who also did a lot of the baking. We took tea from a golden tea pot, munched on salmon and cucumber sandwiches and nibbled a variety of delicious home-made cakes including bara brith, scones with jam and cream, iced chocolate cake and a classic Victoria Sandwich.

Never one to miss the opportunity for a quick scribble, I sketched a few of the people in the lovingly restored interior of this old building which was for many years a bespoke corsetry shop called Madame Foners. One of the girls I drew had her arms grasped firmly behind her back in a way that only the young can manage, my ageing bones would snap if I tried to manouver them into that position.

I used some graphite sticks I bought at The Secession in Vienna earlier this year (ooh get me!) in black, grey and gold into my A6 Tate gallery sketchbook.

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