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on hope

Exploring hope again. So I am continuing work on my essay, writing about hope in the work of visual artists, but I’m also thinking about hope in my own work. How that might be. I have started a short writing workshop , and have been introduced to a powerful poem by Denise Levertov, ‘For the […]

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spindle trees

I planted trees just after I moved here 14 years ago. I planted the trees in the area all around our back garden gate, on the land that belongs to our local authority – it used to be coal board land. I had grown them all from seeds and cuttings with a friend where I […]

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garden paintings, 2020

Just to let you know, I have added a page to my project pages on this website – for my garden paintings of earlier this year. These mixed media drawings and paintings, looking close-in at very small growing things. They were made in my garden during the coronavirus lock-down here in Wales. To put it […]

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painting a pumpkin

Painting a pumpkin today with the lovely Gwendraeth Arts Lab on-line group.

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evening workbench

I had many many thoughts and ideas this evening, and I wanted to write some of them down. There was nowhere to write them though, because I have reached the back cover of my beautiful electric blue sketchbook – and they are the kind of ideas that belong in there, and not in my black […]

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evening workbench photo

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playtime

I am very happy to report that it has been PLAYTIME today, with the marvellous Gwendraeth Arts Lab online drawing session, run by Roz Moreton .

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watercolour

Working with watercolours today, as part of collaborative project with local artist Suzie Ross (@suzieross007 on instagram). Memory, landscape, connection. Struggling with the colour palette, working on top of Suzie’s colours. Its so interesting, working with another person, they don’t do what you’d do; so responding is always stepping into the unknown.

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shipping joy

An outline business plan? What would that be like? Why do I feel so happy?