We looked last week at John Dewey writing on “experience”, and at a work by the Welsh artist Mary Lloyd Jones. The fact that Jones’s work was described as “inviting” brings me to think about “pleasure” in aesthetics. Thinking about direct sensory experience and pleasure in art works has been important in aesthetics, as a […]
continuing the thread with my woven drawings. i have have been trying out a few variations on plaiting strips together. these are papers which are painted both sides, inspired by winter skies. to plait, you have to twist the weavers, so constantly changing the side which faces you – or rather, when plaiting the three-dimensionality […]
This exhibition? A loosening… Being in a garden that is not a highly controlled space, but rough, jumbly. Seeing what would come without seeking control, without over working. The joy of being in there with these people, the privilege of friendship, of sharing time together. And I was beguiled, caught up in curiosity to come […]
Lately I’ve been very joyfully putting together an exhibition with Roz Moreton and Suzie Ross, with works made from out of slow time in the garden of 41 Lady Street, Kidwelly. More information on our Gwendraeth Arts Lab web page.
I am very much enjoying working with artists Angela James, Kerry Collison, Arthur Thomas, Julie Hutton and Keziah Ferguson in the process of putting together an group exhibition at the most beautiful venue, Powerhouse, which is overlooking the Teifi in Llandysul. Based on the work that people have been showing me, I think this is […]
On and off over the weekend, I’ve been weaving together two paintings which I made as abstract landscape studies several years ago; as a way of starting something new. It was difficult. Not because it was technically difficult (although there are always technical difficulties). But because I didn’t know what I was doing. And because […]
The work of Pembrokeshire-based artist Madeline Francis is inspired by her home landscape of the Preseli foothills. In her most recent series of work ‘Land in Motion’ she records and shares experiences from months of daily walks in that landscape. Madeline used drawing and photography to record what she was experiencing whilst walking outside; the […]
I’ve been working, in series with my books and drawings of the mountain, on these paintings of the evening drawing in, darkness falling.
I’ve been printing short randomised parts from my notebook onto small mixed-media photos and watercolour paintings, to make pieces of work in response to walking through the winter months at the mountain at dusk. In order to do it, I’ve been working on improving my screen printing skills, and finding a good way to set […]