Entry Opens on the 1st April

1 comments Friday, 25 March 2011
Having seen the show at Oriel Myrddin and witnessed the diversity, I will enter this year..
Jerwood Drawing Prize.

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So Long Little Prince

2 comments Wednesday, 23 March 2011
My daughter's kitten died yesterday.
The house is filled with sadness.
It's a strange feeling when an animal dies. Its not just the fact that he has gone that is so upsetting, but it is witnessing the distress that it causes my daughters that is so hard. He was a gem with a fantastic character. And he gave all so much pleasure and lots of laughs.

Gwen John's Cat who looked remarkably like Angus.

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New Painting

2 comments Friday, 18 March 2011
Oil and Graphite on Canvas. 150cm x 150cm

28cm x 35cm. Oil and Graphite on Canvas

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Studio musings

0 comments Thursday, 17 March 2011
My days are full of dots. Tiny little dots applied with a fine brush. Also tiny holes made with a dressmaking pin. My forearm aches, but I think I'm getting somewhere. I'll photograph some work in the morning and share them with you.
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    David Davies. Northerly Migration

    Naoko Miyazaki

I spent a very leisurely afternoon at the Private View at Oriel Myrddin at their latest exhibition of the Jerwood Drawing Prize, and I must say it was very inspiring. Several pieces stood out for me, Betsy Dudd's View from a Train Window, Samuel Kelly’s Factories, Rails and Road and Naoko Miyazaki's origami are particularly soulful. But my favorite, if I had to pick one drawing would be David Davies, Northerly Migration. I think its a masterpiece. 
There are some real gems here, and an absolute must if you are in West Wales. We don’t often get the chance to see this kind of work outside of the big cities.

Straight after I visited the Art Shop and bought myself a Roll of Fabriano.
I'm very Excited.

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I'm In LOVE with Tokujin Yoshioka

2 comments Thursday, 3 March 2011

This piece of work looks incredible online. It gives me goosebumps just looking at it, but to be able to experience the piece in the flesh, must have been incredible. I love the colour, the delicate markings, the weightlessness.

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New Work

2 comments Wednesday, 2 March 2011

   Experimenting with pin holes.
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Which Publication?

I subscribe to Modern Painters, (A gift actually) and I also read Art Review on line. I follow blogs and try to catch up on the reviews in the newspaper, although this takes quite a lot of time, and my studio beckons more often than not. It seems that it's getting more difficult to find articles about painters who practice today. There is the occasional hat tipping to the odd painter, but more often than not it’s usually the artists who use the lens as their preferred medium, who adorn the pages of these periodicals.
I’m not complaining. Art essentially is the vehicle for ideas, and makes for a better world, but surely painting with its tradition and longevity is still worthy of the journalists pen?

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