Tag Archives: Marmite

Like Marmite ….

25 Jul

These reclining poses are like Marmite in our Thursday night life drawing sessions at Swansea Print Workshop. People love ’em or hate ’em. Personally I can’t get enough of ’em, I love the foreshortening, I’m a glutton for punishment. I used Daler Rowney artist’s soft pastels for this 30 minute drawing, onto a heavy vintage paper.

This one below is a 10 minute pose, drawn with conte crayon. I’m not happy with it, it’s out of proportion and it shouldn’t be – I had enough time to check it but it still went wrong. Oh well, it happens.

A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks

I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these antique artifacts a modern twist by combining them with images of rubbish – old fruit nets, bubble wrap and plastic – highlighting the problem of human pollution and how it affects wildlife.

To buy my work on the Swansea Print Workshop site please click the image to the left and to see the complete image.

20 percent of the cost of each screenprint sold goes to support Swansea Print Workshop, which receives no public funding.

Day Trip To Sweden

19 May


Husb and I went on a bus from Denmark to Sweden today, across THE BRIDGE which featured in the television series of the same name. We spent a few hours exploring Malmo, which has an ‘English Shop’ that sells Marmite for British expats to smuggle across THE BRIDGE because it’s illegal in Denmark. We found a sculpture of a cat by the river, a weird fountain and a great Design Museum.


I haven’t done any sketching since I’ve been here. I’m on holiday and having a break. It’s lovely. Here’s a view from the bus as we crossed THE BRIDGE.


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