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Seasonal Food

17 Dec


Sitting in the dark, watching TV, scribbling the cat quickly on my Samsung Galaxy Note 8 tablet using a free Markers app. Been visiting relatives most of the day and am stuffed full of home made mince pies. Mmmmmmm …. seasonal food.



A Tidy Tea

13 Sep

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I held a ‘Tea With The Artist’ event at The Workers Gallery at the weekend, part of my solo show “Yr Helfa / The Hunt“. It was lovely and lots of people came along, from as far afield as Bristol and Birmingham, Cardiff and Swansea as well as local people.


And it was this big, honest mun!

That meant a lot to the artists who run the gallery, Chris and Gayle, who have worked so hard to get this off the ground in the village’s closed-down library.


Who? Me?

It was hectic and I tried to get around and talk to everyone who came.


And there were people of all ages too, which is really lovely. I don’t like those evening private views which are full of posing types clinging on to a glass of wine – I like to see loads of different people having a nice cuppa tea and enjoying the company and the art.


And the cakes. Oh yes. Home made, of course. Traditional bara brith, Victoria Sandwich, some parmesan biscuits, a lemon and elderflower drizzle sponge and dairy-free, gluten-free orange polenta cake. It all went.

So, thanks to everyone who came along and to those who sent their support, I really appreciate it. And if you missed it, the show runs until September the 24th.


Solo show: Yr Helfa / The Hunt

Back To Booming

1 Sep

After a totally hectic month building up to installing my new solo exhibition in the most excellent Workers Gallery in Ynyshir, I have my life back …. well until tomorrow when I will be drawing some more Baby Boomers. I’m trying to schedule a Baby Boomer drawing day once a week until I finish the 100 thirty-minute portrait sketches that I’ve set as my target.

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Here’s one I did in my last Boomer session, a very strong, decisive countenance. I am drawing into my hardbacked, spiral bound A3 size sketchbook with a graphite stick. When I started the series I was using drawing pens, but I think a graphite stick is better suited to 30 minutes as I have to work quickly and freely and drawing pens force me into too much detail.


Tea with me at The Workers Gallery – a chance to see the exhibition with lashings of tea and home-made cakes in the gorgeous Cynon Valley.


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


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