Swsana and The Elders

Oriel Q, Narbeth: January 2016. This subject has fascinated artists for centuries – the story is an old and sadly continuing one. Aspects of its drama are enacted in some form each day with sometimes tragic consequences. A painting titled ‘Swsana’, produced many years ago by the artist was the starting point for this exhibition. The…

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Voyage of the Heart

Voyage of the Heart. “As with much of my work Voyage of the Heart became a series of related woodcuts. I was musing on the idea that the Heart – depicted as a flying head – if allowed to roam free of the constraints of the body would travel, seeking new places to lay down…

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Wandering Soul

Drawings in ink on paper on the theme of an individual moving through a landscape full of personal trials and tribulations – symbolised by a winged figure, which is both mischievous and cruel. The main character is on occasion, thankfully, able to give as well as receive. In the end some solace is achieved.  A…

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The Journey

A National Waterfront Museum Residency, in partnership with Mission Gallery Swansea It was a great pleasure to be invited by The National Waterfront Museum in association with Mission Gallery, Swansea, to set up a studio alongside the Stanhope Letter Press. I spent the month of February 2013 producing over thirty preliminary drawings in pencil and…

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Wales/Canada exhibition | Nov 2022

This Autumn, my work will feature in an exhibition at Galerie 115, University of Ottawa, Canada. Provisionally titled Serious Games, it will be curated by Celina Jeffery in collaboration with uOttawa MFA Contemporary Curating students. My pen and ink drawings will feature alongside work by several Canadian artists, plus the following artists from Wales: Hamish…

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The Sketchbook | April 2022

“The sketchbook is as an essential part of the creative process for many artists and makers. In a literal sense it is a portable tool, ready to record, jot down, sketch, and collect ideas as they emerge. It is usually private space, for exploring freely, developing ideas over time and experimenting with new materials and…

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Proserpina

Drawings in ink on paper, 2021 Some ideas come out of the blue or the darkness.  At least it seems that way. The name Proserpina came to me, the memory of something read and vaguely remembered. A consequence of a year or more working on ideas borne of the sad time we are experiencing. Proserpina…

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Mrs Punch

During lockdown, which enabled an intense, extended period of making and drawing, a mixed media 3D construction took shape that was a development of several ideas I had been pursuing.  Influenced by 18th and 19th century satirical marionettes, portable booths, puppets and automata, a female figure appeared which seemed to be a one off. Standing wearing a striped…

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Paintings

Image: Epona, Oil on Canvas, 153x122cm. I approach painting, usually in oil, on primed or un-primed paper or primed canvas, with the slightest and minimal amount of planning. I prefer to allow the idea to develop on the canvas. Two figures can become one dominant character or one character can find itself in the company…

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