My journey to the art I now make started with walks along the portion of the Wales Coastal Path near where I live. When I was unwell I used to walk there with my mother who is very knowledgeable about plants, being a scientist by degree. She would help me identify the many little flowering plants we found there and the birds that came and went. I loved the shapes and colours and soon started photographing them as reference for sketches and paintings I then made at home.
I spent the six months since the Qube Open preparing for this solo exhibition in Oswestry at the Qube gallery. The gallery is a lovely space for artists to exhibit work. My last solo exhibition was in RSPB Conwy, also a lovely venue. Also on at Qube gallery during my solo exhibition is an exhibition […]
Apart from a few persisting cold nights, Spring is fully underway along the Dee portion of Wales coast path. The swallows have arrived, chiff chaffs are busy singing and butterflies are flitting between the ever increasing flowers. I’ve seen peacocks, orange tips, speckled browns, small blues and white butterflies so far, although I’ve only managed […]
The daffodil, or cenhinen Pedr in Welsh (Peter’s leek) has long been celebrated as an emblem of Wales. Commonly worn in a pin on a cardigan or jumper on St David’s day (March 1st), it is one of the early, Spring flowering bulbs. It even seems to be designed so its beautiful heads will nod […]