Portal To The Otherworld

On our last day in North Wales, earlier in the week, Husb and I visited Pistyll Rheadr, a magnificent waterfall near Llanrheadr ym Mochnant in Powys. On the edge of the Berwyn Mountains, it’s the longest single drop waterfall in the UK and is also reputed to be one of the six portals to Annwn,Continue reading “Portal To The Otherworld”

The Tragic Statue In Harlech

Husb and I spent a few days in North Wales, only the second time we’ve been out of county for over a year, and it was lush. We went to the 13th century Harlech Castle, perched on a steep hill above a large coastal plain. Outside is a 20th century statue by Ivor Roberts-Jones, ofContinue reading “The Tragic Statue In Harlech”

A White Raven Emerges

Inspiration can be a slow process for me. I heard a poem performed by Welsh artist and rapper Rufus Mufasa back last year which featured a raven and it’s been buried somewhere inside and emerged a few days ago. As a female raven, as a manifestation of the ancient Welsh goddess Brânwen and now, today,Continue reading “A White Raven Emerges”

What Am I Up To Now?

I’m doing a short residency at Galerie Simpson in Swansea’s High Street and I’m working on something new, right out of my comfort zone. Here’s the beginning……..   I’m also continuing my “en plein air” journey of discovery with prehistorian  Dewi Bowen  and filmmaker Melvyn Williams as we travel along the route of the legendary Boar Hunt, YContinue reading “What Am I Up To Now?”

Reconnecting

Baby Boomer number 80 from the one hundred I plan to draw by the end of this year! I’m getting excited at the prospect of finishing the sketches and planning what to do with them, how to develop the next stage. It’s been wonderful talking as well as drawing. I’m reconnecting with many people fromContinue reading “Reconnecting”

Cooler Boomer

I’m continuing my odyssey of Baby Boomer portraits at Galerie Simpson on Swansea’s High Street this month. This sitter is my 77th out of the planned hundred. One thing that strikes me is the Boomer’s large age group, the oldest are 70 this year and the youngest 52, ranging from those who grew up withContinue reading “Cooler Boomer”

The Ripped Land

Walking and working with prehistorian Dewi Bowen and filmmaker Melvyn Williams on a series of drawings of Neolithic and Bronze Age stone monuments, we fetched up on a hilltop near Llanfihangel Aberbythych, not far from Carmel in Carmarthenshire where there are the remains of three stone cairns, unfortunately badly mutilated by years of quarrying. Now,Continue reading “The Ripped Land”

Iconoclasm!

This immense and fine stone is the Brynmaen Stone on Brynmaen Farm near Llannon in Carmarthenshire. It’s on private land and we asked permission at the farmhouse and the lovely farmer sent us up to the field with his son to protect us from the frisky cows and their new young bull. So kind andContinue reading “Iconoclasm!”

Mud, Megaliths and Crazy Welsh Ponies

Filmmaker Melvyn Williams in conversation with prehistorian Dewi Bowen and artist Rose Davies (that’s me) with lashings of cake! 19:00 to 20:30 on Friday the 23rd of September at The Workers Gallery, 99, Ynyshir Road, Ynyshir, RCT, CF39 0EN. Coming soon – cake and conversation, art and archaeology, mountains and megaliths, history and hailstorms…..all atContinue reading “Mud, Megaliths and Crazy Welsh Ponies”

The Warrior Returns

I started working with this particular model some time ago, when a young student with plans to join the army. I have masses of drawings of him which I developed into many prints – monotypes, etchings and even the occasional painting. We’ve had a gap of several years while he has been away travelling asContinue reading “The Warrior Returns”