Monday, 22 November 2010

Here's to new beginnings!!

New flat, new art space and new work started. Finally out of the old flat that I loved into the new basement flat with just the three of us, two artists and a baby. There are conversations flying in the air about getting a cat, but it's still a handful looking after Efa and trying to get on with my art so I may ponder on that for a while longer. New art space is actually the corridor but where there is a wall and a desk, it magically changes into a art space for me.

Just before the move I started working on a new piece, using labels again as the canvas and the same mixed media, subconsciousness method of momentum and emotional topic. Roughly keeping the idea of hanging it (nailing each one individually on the wall) a meter by a meter, so around 65 labels in a big square shape. I'm hoping to crack on with it this week, the subject matter is depression in a factual and emotional response. I've added some detailed images of a few I've created.

It felt quite strange packing up the old art space, it made me analyse and ponder on how much work I've done over the year, the quality of it, the new materials I've used and also it makes you look back on your previous work and makes you question whether you should carry on developing it and question why haven't you!! All I know is I need to carry on making.........

Keep it real, keep it arty

Friday, 24 September 2010

Pencilled in for 2011

I wish I had another arm or maybe two more! One would be drawing and doodling ideas, another would be hammering nails into walls to install art, another would be creating stunningly scrumptious food for my tum and the last one would be moping up baby puke and poo!! Not very attractive the last one! Perhaps I should have a fifth arm with a glass of vino in it. Either way what I’m trying to say is I’m a balancing act, between being a visual artist, being myself, being a lover and a mother to a 4 month baby!!

Between the giggles and the tantrums my mind is ticking away with ideas and creations that finally I have the opportunity to produce. In April next year I’m showcasing a cross-section of my work and a couple of new pieces in a contemporary gallery in Caernarfon, North Wales. It’s a basement gallery and it may not be very large however the driven force it has for the young contemporary local emerging artists is outstanding. There isn’t very much support for them therefore it’s refreshing to see an art space going against the norm and showcasing challenging and enlightening art. I was recently there just last month, assisting with hanging and curate an exhibition of two brothers, Ioan and Morgan Griffith. Their exhibition ‘Looking at faces/ Edrych ar wynebau’ is still on at Oriel Dafydd Hardy (no relation to me!) till the 30th of September more info visit and to have a look at more of Morgan’s work go to

I’ve started to scribble ideas, developing and working on old ones and collect materials for a sculpture/installation I want to create for next year. Using previous subject matter for a series of works inspired by the painting created by the Italian renaissance artist Giovanni Battista Moroni (1520/4 – 1579). His painting ‘The Vestal Virgin Tuccia’ (about 1555) has influenced me to create new pieces of work in 3D form, working in a mix media approach contradicting the intention of the painting. Will be interesting to see how it pans out.

One more thing, if you fancy doing something different or visiting a new area of London within the next two weeks visit Deptford. Right now the Deptford X Art Festival is on till the 3rd of October, for more info go to I will be volunteering a couple of days with them and can’t wait to see the art on display.

Once again,

Keep it real and keep it arty


Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Gwyl Arall (another) Festival

Celf Gwyl Arall Art was a weekend art exhibition coinciding with the festival over the weekend of 23-25th of July. The exhibition took over a empty two floor shop on Bangor road in Caernarfon, N.Wales and displayed local established and emerging Welsh artists. My artwork, 100,000 was chosen and there was tv coverage of the exhibition opening which my piece got a 2 second show. Unfortunatly I wasn't able to go up but it felt good to be showing my artwork in my local area I grew up, plus my family and extended family went to support. Hopefully there will be images but for now I have stills from the tv programme.

Friday, 2 July 2010


Title: tictoc 2010
Materials: mixed media on khadi paper

'tictoc' originated from a quick angry emotional sketch I made while being 6 months pregnant. I then forgot about it until I started a new sketchbook and I scribbled it on to the pages. It wasn't until I was 5 days overdue I decided to create something using the sketch as the foundation and attempt to reconcile with the feelings I felt at that time in February and mix it with the emotions that were running through me while being overdue. Unfortunately I didn't get to finish it before my baby girl arrived but carried on afterwards still tuning into the feelings and emotions I felt before. The anticipation, the lack of control, the unknown, strange and weird.


Sunday, 25 April 2010

Purple Series/ Cyfres Piws

These drawings/watercolour paintings are the beginnings of a on-going project I wish to work on and produce through -out the year. Refering back to mediums I used at the very beginning of developing my practice (funnywomen) I'm using these methods again, the loose vibrant watercolours with linear black lines and text. These drawings will be very personal to me, an autobiographical expression of me dealing with loosing my Nain (Grandma) who past away this year in February.

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

My artwork in the Repeat&Reprise Exhibition

This piece of artwork/sculpture/installation is a new development in my practice. I have been playing with using the idea of labels for two years but this piece is the first finished and exhibited. I have had some mixed response, non-negative which is good but I am hoping to continue in experimenting with this medium and develope my ideas further. Title of the piece was 100,000 and the medium was mixed media (labels, paint, ink and collage).

Thursday, 21 January 2010

Repeat & Reprise (2nd Group Exhibition)

Open 5th - 10th February 2010 11am - 7pm

Private view night
Thursday 4th February 7 - 9pm

Painting / Illustration / Photography / Mixed Media / Sculpture / Film

Featuring new artwork by

Exhibition curated by Mike Hall with assistance from the artists.

Presenting REPEAT & REPRISE, an ecletic showcase of artwork including painting, illustration, photography, print, mixed media and sculpture, inspired by the subject of repetition. This can be taken as an acknowledgment of the endless series of repeated and recurring patterns of behaviour and events that we all consciously and subconsciously observe and involve ourselves in each day.

All of the participating artists presently work as daytime staff at the National Gallery in London. This is their second independent exhibition, following on from their well-received first show 'In A State Of Flux' in Whitechapel last July (which was curated by Rebecca F. Hardy).

214 Brick Lane
London E1

Tube: Liverpool Street / Aldgate East