Catherine Lewis has taken over the gallery 1a Inverness Place, an empty shop, as part of her wellspace residency. Cat works with materials that she gathers from her local environment - natural, local plant materials, and uses sustainable print processes and recycled cloths. Catherine had collected water and wood from a nearby healing well site, … Continue reading Alchemy and Healing
Our workshop 'Close Your Eyes and Sing: Expressive Painting,' for the community arts festival, Made in Roath was a great success. More than fifty abstract works of art were created by individuals using the backs of old carpet tiles, and Picasso's advice that 'to draw you must close your eyes and sing'. Our first participants … Continue reading Close Your Eyes and Sing
This year, the fabulous Made in Roath festival have received funding from the Welsh Arts Council, and invited artists to apply to run workshops or exhibitions throughout the festival. I decided to expand on the theme of my last year's workshop, using one of Picasso's quotes: 'To draw, you must close your eyes and sing,' … Continue reading Painting the Tiles
A wonderful day with lots of visitors taking up our expressive drawing challenge for Made in Roath festival. We rolled out long sheets of paper, and invited participants to use paint, charcoal and pastels to experiment and have fun.
Georgina Peach and I are running an Expressive Drawing Workshop on Sunday 22nd as part of the fabulous madeinroath festival - see here for details. Expect scrunched up paper, paint flicking, drawing with eyes closed, and other fun ways of drawing/not-drawing. "Expressive, or automatic drawing was used by the Surrealists to express the subconscious … Continue reading Upcoming Exhibition and Workshop
Now in its 8th year, this wonderful free community event aims to 'take art out of the gallery and into the wider community and reflect the contemporary art scene in Cardiff and South Wales.' I'm exhibiting this new cyanotype in the madeinroath Open held in an exciting new venue.