A pull to the stillness. Independent to today. Cityscape; people, businesses, buildings. Development. Seascape; weather, crops. Change. Wander somewhere new. New views of daily sightings. That can happen anywhere. But be still. Here. Be alone. See everything in silhouettes. Thrown onto the backdrop of the day’s end. Brambly banks. Breathe it all in. The ebb. […]
Since February 2015, I have been a member of the ‘Aberystwyth Printmakers’. It wasn’t until last Friday that I finally managed to step inside their workshop. Their workshop is run on a volunteer basis, within a University owned building called the ‘Old College’. I met with Ali Greeley, the supervisor for the day and a […]
Arrange. Plan. Meet at the coffee shop. Take note of his eclectic mix of formal and festive. Baristas explain point system. Unintentionally declaring its flaws. Creature of hab – “Shall we sit somewhere else today ?” Luke warm beverages. A new discovery. A place to develop analogue images. Leave film in strangers hands. Crashing and thrashing […]
Maybe it’s all the talk of the new year (how is it that time of year already?!) or maybe it’s just been at the back of my mind for a while, but I thought I’d write a follow-up post to ‘Being An Art Student’. My past-self wrote that post two and a half years ago. It’s […]
Rooftops, railway, rest. Tickets please, train tracks and total standstill. Reading, rain and reports.
Artist|Designer|Maker collective are having another pop-up shop this weekend within Bentall Centre, Kingston-upon-Thames ! As part of the collective, I have some artwork for sale; pin badges, fridge magnets, postcards and lino prints. If you have the chance, you should come and take a look !
Llechryd. Researching history of workplace. Hammet House. Built in 1795. Extensions and additions. Courtyard. Postcards. Uncovered photographs. Archived. Take a walk along the river. See the ivy growing up the clock tower. Strange markings. Bricks. Wasps collecting nectar. Stables turned into holiday cottages. Skylights and satellites. See reflection of the sky in the river. Galactic. […]
Nant-y-Moch and Pumlumon Fawr. Spontaneity. Making time. Trusting other people’s plans. Saying yes. Pass three cyclists up side road. Pass a yak. Over the cattle grids. Walk the winding path. Think about the history of a place without buildings. Drop a coin. Future generation find. Man-made landscape. Reservoir. Built in 1964. Construction of dam. Drowned hamlet. […]
shared interests. history. the ‘social life’ of an object. without personification. first book from local library. scanned the shelves. quietly attracting my attention. the thick, transparent paper. creating a haze. simplistic. but not without its focus for design. retrieve. crumples under touch. neon halftone patterns. affinity. short stories or a haphazard account of a person’s […]
ambient pressure. optimise time. productivity. counter. “small change can make a big difference”. marketing tagline. but noteworthy. small steps toward achieving goals. community. craftsman. aesthetics. career. communal library. up and down the high street. slip into a darkened doorway. past a café. pause to look at the local notices. up stairs. join the small queue. […]
MuffinPug is a rescue group for dogs believed to be in danger/poor conditions. The rescue group are hosting a virtual auction through a social networking site and it will end on Friday 31st July 2015. I have donated one of my framed lino prints to help raise funds for this inspirational group of people ! © […]
begin again. anew. don’t let dry out. sprouting. graciously curve toward the sun. watching carefully. hopeful. daily sightings. ever-changing. growth. nurture. cycle. refresh. end of an era. moments in time. an accumulation. Blue Day, 2015 ; photomontage, white fine liner pen, wash tape, wax.
A fellow exhibitor at the latest exhibition, Itinerants², chose to publish some photographs online that I took of her piece. Click here to see the images and Andrea Moran’s website. More of the photographs I shot of the whole exhibition will be published on my website soon.