12 Mar
2021

Lockdown Paintings

Since April 2020 I have been out and about in my locality making paintings of the landscape.

I walk, observe and paint, photograph them on my phone then post to Facebook.

To date I have completed 114 paintings. Here is a small selection.

The originals are for sale on enquiry – 22 have already sold. High res digital files can also be purchased with a license to print.

 

11 Nov
2020

Cân Elenydd

So proud to have been part of:

Sianed Jones’s Cân Elenydd

Composer, musician and director Sianed Jones
Artists Jacob Whittaker, Mary Lloyd Jones and Maria Hayes
And featuring musician Jordan Price Williams (voice and cello)
This song cycle video art collaboration was broadcast on S4C
Sunday 8th November at 14:35
Wednesday 11th November at 22.30
Cân Elenydd conjures a family mythology forged across three generations.. a handbag is found filled with first world war letters.. a sister Dilys Lewis writes to her brother Dai Lewis in the trenches.. a mystery Mr J.R.Owen replies.. a daughter Mary Lloyd Jones paints and connects to the Devils Bridge landscape.. brothers Dai and Ardwyn Lewis carry a harp on their backs playing and singing to local communities.. an artist Maria Hayes re-enacts a protective Swyn of love, joy and forgiveness rooted in the healing powers of a circle.. a granddaughter Sianed Jones weaves all the stories into song.
Mae Cân Elenydd yn datgelu mytholeg deuluol a asiwyd dros dair cenhedlaeth… darganfyddir bag llaw yn llawn llythyrau o’r rhyfel byd cyntaf…mae’r chwaer Dilys Lewis yn ysgrifennu at ei brawd Dai yn y ffosydd a daw ateb oddiwrth Mr J.R.Owen, anyhysbys… mae’r ferch Mary Lloyd Jones yn paentio ac yn cysylltu â thirwedd Pontarfynach…mae’r brodyr Dai ac Ardwyn Lewis yn cario telyn ar eu cefnau i ganu i bobl yr ardal…. mae Maria Hayes, arlunydd, yn ailddeddfu Swyn amddiffyn sy’n gwreiddio cariad, gorfoledd a maddeuant mewn cylch holliach…mae’r wyres Sianed Jones yn nyddu’r straeon ynghâd mewn cân.
Drawing to music

Cân Elenydd 2019

6 Jan
2020

Cân Elenydd

Cân Elenydd 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This piece was made by responding in real time to Sianed Jones improvising on the viol and singing while Jake Whittaker documented the process. Part of a larger sonic and video installation, this piece was made at Small World Theatre in 2019 and is included in a new publication, Critical Moss – Art beyond the Bubble edited by Aldobranti.

 

Here is a short video of this piece in progress:

 

 

24 May
2018

Paid â Deud Walk a Mile 2018

Here is the new video I made with Jordan Price-Williams and Patrick Rimes.

21 Jul
2017

Artist in Residence Musicfest Aberystwyth 2017

I am going to be drawing events at the MusicFest Aberystwyth 2017. If you are attending the festival and see me drawing, come and say hello.

The drawings will be on view at Aberystwyth Arts Centre and on line during and after the festival.

 

Artist in residence

 

22 Jun
2016

Glaslyn Osprey Project – Artist in Residence 2016

I have been working at Glaslyn Osprey Visitors centre again, drawing from the live video feed. It is another fantastic season. Mrs G and Aran have successfully incubated, hatched and are rearing two chicks. We don’t know what gender they are yet – but the bets are on. Many of us think this time they are the same sex – but are they male or female? We won’t find out until they are ringed. In the meantime, I’ll keep drawing.

Mrs G turning the egg 2016 s Mrs G incubating and Aran on perch 2016 s Little Chick and egg 2016 s Mrs G feeding first chick 2016 s Mrs G feeding chicks 2016 s Mrs G and chicks 2016 s Mrs G with fish feeding chicks 2016 s Mrs G and Aran on the perch 2016 s Chicks at the edge of the nest 2016 s

22 Jun
2016

Beyond The Border International Storytelling Festival

I will be artist in residence at Beyond the Border this year. In addition I will be doing two performances of stories, one on stage using traditional materials, one on the iPad.

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22 Jun
2016

MarKings Festival

I will be talking about drawing the Ospreys from the live video feed at MarKings illustration and performance festival and symposium. Organized by Central St Martins School of Art in collaboration with House of Illustration, London.

8-9 July 2016

4R and little WOs

 

23 Jul
2015

Glaslyn Osprey project – artist in residence 2015

I am currently doing a residency at the Glaslyn Osprey project on a voluntary basis. This organization is entirely run by volunteers and dependent on donations to keep going. All the drawings I make are for sale and a percentage of the price is donated back to the project.

The Ospreys nearly died out in this country, and thanks to the dedication of a few they are now thriving once more. It’s been wonderful to draw the progress of this years breeding pair.

I draw from the live video feed at the Glaslyn centre and get down there as often as possible.

See my Illustration page for a selection of the drawings.

See this website for more information on the Ospreys.

Drawing from the Glaslyn Osprey project residency.

Drawing from the Glaslyn Osprey project residency.

21 Jul
2015

Ways of Seeing conference – Queens Gallery, Greenwich

My paper Cubist Ways of Seeing was given at the Ways of Seeing conference on Friday 17th July 2015.

The conference was really interesting and featured the exhibition and film by Dryden Goodwin Seen:Unseen.

You can see the Twitter feed here:

Ways of Seeing https://storify.com/RMG/ways-of-seeing … via @tqhgreenwich

photo montage with drawing

photo montage with drawing

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