Simple Heads No. 1

I get so precious about my art work sometimes to the point where I can hardly do anything so I’m trying to do a simple head a day for a while, see how I get on. Normally I work directly from life but I’m going to work from imagination on these, which is way outContinue reading “Simple Heads No. 1”

Scribbling On Zoom

I was at a Zoom meeting this evening and I had a bit of a scribble, with a ballpoint pen onto my lined notepad. Just a quick one to keep my hand in. I like the proportions of the Zoom box, that elongated landscape format. A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks I haveContinue reading “Scribbling On Zoom”

Background Painting

I carried on working on the background in my family zoom quiz painting, putting in the bit of the living room I could see over the upper edge of my laptop. I like it better than my original idea of having the individual ‘boxes’ just hanging in blackness. A Chance To Own One Of MyContinue reading “Background Painting”

I Thought I’d Finished …. I Was Wrong

I decided to do some more work on the big Family Pandemic Zoom Quiz painting I (thought I’d) completed earlier in the year. The original had a plain black border, but in reality the laptop sits on my lap (the clue’s in the name) and I can see part of my living room over theContinue reading “I Thought I’d Finished …. I Was Wrong”

Herstory And The Artist Support Pledge

A while back I did a series of screenprint portraits, I call them “Herstory”, of women artists I greatly admire. I don’t like to have favourites but perhaps top of my list – just – is the incomparable Käthe Kollwitz, active in Germany from the late 19th century to the end of World War 2.Continue reading “Herstory And The Artist Support Pledge”

A Local Hero

I spent a lovely afternoon at GS Artists on Swansea’s High Street, working with fellow artist Patti McKenna-Jones, running a collage workshop. It was organised by GS Artists director, Jane, and Amina from Fusion as part of Swansea’s second annual 9-90 arts festival. Our theme this year is “Local Hero” and Jane and Amina choseContinue reading “A Local Hero”

We’re Not Proud

From November 9th at Cinema & Co, Swansea, the new BogArt exhibition by me and Patti McJones. Art is mostly exhibited in galleries and museums that can be quite intimidating to many people, so Patti and I took up an offer by Anna, the owner of Cinema & Co, to use her substantial toilets toContinue reading “We’re Not Proud”

Heads On Show

I did this suite of portrait heads based on drawings from my first visit to Pakistan a few years back. I used polyurethane foamboard, the sort used by signwriters, instead of lino or wood. The block below is the one on the left in the middle row above, inked up and printed. They’ve never beenContinue reading “Heads On Show”

Africa In Madeira

  Husb and I spent a few days in Madeira, an amazing place, and we went and explored the Monte Palace Tropical Gardens and Museum in Funchal, after a crazy ride up the mountain in a cable car swinging wildly in the wind.   There’s a fabulous permanent exhibition, “African Passion” from sculptors from ZimbabweContinue reading “Africa In Madeira”

A Bit Of A Lift

Husb and I have spent a few days in Madeira, a gorgeous mountainous island in the Atlantic. The climate is wonderful so we set out with a picnic and drawing materials to climb and explore the upper reaches of Camara do Lobos. The little terracotta tiled houses are scattered higgledy piggledy up the steep slopes,Continue reading “A Bit Of A Lift”