…mask…self…isolation…

I have been suffering from Chronic Migraines since 2009… I have a rare brain condition and the up shot of that is I suffer with migraines… mine are chronic more than 15 a month… To help me cope with the pain over the years I have been drawing and photographing my migraine experience during the experience of the migraine… These have now developing into MASKS and now that we are in Self Isolation due to Covid-19 I have developed these into my “Self – Isolation – Masks” Developed through stages –

…grasses project – paths…

I have been working on photographing and drawing and painting grasses for nearly 5 years; I call it my Grasses Project, and over that time I have developed numerous ideas from drawing, painting, photographing and filming grass and how we humans interact with it, one of these is looking at paths… Focusing on Paths that are created by humans and how we respond to animals tracks through grass-lands and fields: paths that we create when we are forced to make to avoid obstacles paths that we create when we want to take a short cut paths created instantly when running…

…what makes a home?…

…i am in the process of producing a wonderful project with Volcano Theatre Company who are based on Swansea’s High Street. It is a partnership project with Coastal Housing Group.The What Makes A Home project which started in April 2019, aims to explore the notion of ‘What Makes a Home?’ There are 5 Coastal Housing Tenants who are collaborating with 6 Artists to visualise their vision of what makes a home for them… I have been working with the brilliant Eifion Porter who has produced an incredible set for the project… And now the Artists are busy at working realising…

…this evening…

Just spent a wonderful evening with my fellow Gwendraeth Arts Lab’ers Sian and Lindsey, at our first self directed Sketchbook Walk. We chose Pembrey Harbour as it is a truly magically place on the Carmarthenshire coastline.. Here are some images from the evening…

rubbish

…plastic is not fantastic…

as some of you already know… I’m aways banging on about how there there is so little respect for our planet… as we are now being engulfed by a tidal wave of plastic waste, delivered by our now ravaged oceans… Who is responsible… …the globals…the corporates…the governments… …the people who think that global warming and climate change are a myth – have you seen the weather lately! …the people too lazy to recycle as it take too much effort…really! …the people who can’t put their rubbish out for collect on the right day! …the people who fly tip… if someone…

ice

…ice age…

On the 28th Dec 2017, Ray and I and the boys visited the Brecon Beacons National Park, and took a walk amongst the Waterfall Country – we walked further than we thought and getting back was a challenge due to our health issues, but we got home safe and sound, On route amongst the Snow we found some beautiful images to photograph, I was really taken with the ice puddles, that had re-frozen, creating a crazy mix of shapes in delicate tones and incredible lines, formed by humans and nature combined. This is just a snapshot…

…grass project

For the last couple of years I have been drawing and photographing grasses; fields, sand dunes, gardens and single blades of grass. It has made me think deeply about how we respond to grass; as a source of fuel, documenting our travels and journeys, defining status and power and challenging our perception of what we believe. Out of this exploring of how I feel and think about grass, its energy, the power it delivers, political position and what it gives us when we see fields of grass for the first time, it is now time to develop various participation projects; looking…

Migraine sketch 1

…pain

I have been working on some pen sketches while I have been having a migraine, they have been quite a revelation to me, discovering my face and the sensations I feel while I have a migraine. Also how I react to the intense pain. I am going to present these to my neurology consultant when I see him next, it’s better than keeping a written diary and explains what is happening where and when to my head. It has also got me thinking about when you are in hospital and the doctors ask you “…on a scale to 1-10, and 10…

…#twitterartexhibit

  This is all the work I have been doing to submit a entry into the #twitterartexhibit art show in New York City, all artists donate their art pieces for free and all sales will then go to Foster Pride, an art based charity and the young people they support. At the time of writing this the organisers were aiming for 800 entries but have now got well over 1020 which is fab news! You can see more entries on Instagram to with #twitterartexhibit. For more info on the go to http://twitterartexhibit.org The Art work is postcard size and is produce in Japanese Ink on…