Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Giclee flock shock

Thanks to the advancement of science, animal husbandry, print technology and image manipulation software my welsh lamb painting has been reproduced and the flock is growing by the minute!

Thanks once again to Paul at P G Framers for rounding them up and containing them in frames.

Tros Gynnal Plant

Charity Art Exhibition and Auction

Artists working in Wales and the borders were invited to donate a piece of work to be shown as part of the fifth annual art exhibition and auction in aid of Welsh children’s rights charity, Tros Gynnal Plant. They work to provide advocacy and support for vulnerable children and young adults at projects across Wales. This eclectic exhibition was shown at three venues: Swansea Museum in September, Aardvark Books and the Norwegian Church, Cardiff Bay in October. Each show opened with a private view then opened to the public. At each exhibition, visitors placed a commission bid or via Tros Gynnal's online catalogue. An exciting live auction was then held at the Norwegian Church on 24 October.

Thursday, 25 October 2012

No sheep were harmed during the making of this picture

My wife calls me a townie, OK I might not have been born with straw behind my ears but sheep don't run off when they see me, in fact quite the reverse. They seem to think that I am a farmer (now that is hard to imagine) and in winter they hang around expecting me to feed them. So I've got them just where I want them, while they're standing around waiting for the food that doesn't come out comes my sketchpad and a painting is born or rather conceived. It's pretty painless for the sheep although they are as hungry at the end of the creative process as they were at the beginning. But they have been immortalised in pastel.

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Framed again

For many, many years my paintings have been framed by Mike Thomas from Pantymwyn. Mike's work was of a very high standard and always dependable. Mike moved away a couple of years ago and I believe is in semi-retirement in Beaumaris, such a busy chap, hard to imagine Mike being even semi-retired!
During my recent Helfa Gelf Open Studio event a number of visitors asked if I framed my own work. I was flattered, but I do not possess the time, space or skill. All my most recent paintings have been framed by P G Framers in Wrexham Street here in Mold. Paul the owner is a highly trained craftsman with years of experience. I recently asked for a batch of 14 mounts in 7 different sizes for a series of limited edition prints. I called at the shop at about 10am to place my order then returned home, as I was having lunch I received a call from Paul to tell me that the job was finished and that he had also fitted the prints in their mounts! How fast was that! The prints are now on display in the gallery area of his shop.

23-35 Wrexhan Street, Mold, Flintshire CH7 1ET
01352 750011

Friday, 12 October 2012

Lichen liked

The prizewinning painting Slate wall (pastel and ink on board) has returned after a couple of months on display at The Oswestry Heritage Centre as an entry in the Oswestry and Shropshire Art Competition. A much travelled painting which will be displayed once more during my Christmas exhibition later this year.