Beachcombing Blog

Authorship, copying and the signature of the artist.

April 13th, 2018 by

I’ve been thinking about how I could sign my works lately. Various people have said that I should sign the front of my pics. To which I counter that most of the materials I use won’t take any kind of properly permanent mark on them. I’ve thought about making a wire model of my scribble… Read more

New work 2018

January 28th, 2018 by

The great thing about beachcombing for materials is the constant flow of inspiration provided by the finding of new bits. Then comes the difficult and sometimes prolonged work of getting what you’ve found transformed into what your mind’s eye sees. The above is a newly framed picture called ” Cocktails at the Traffic Lights ”… Read more

Anthropocene mass extinction event memorial

January 18th, 2018 by

For some time now I have been mulling over an idea of doing something as a memorial to the species that have died out in the human era. Scientists claim that there is an accelerating loss of species of all kinds going on now and that man’s activities are the root cause. I have completed… Read more

Good start to 2018.

January 10th, 2018 by

Getting out after the recent storms has been productive. The bits in the picture have come from several different sites including Aberafan near Swansea where there has been a fair bit of erosion revealing new stuff, some from the military firing range at Ginst point near Laugharne. I need now to find lots of bottle… Read more

Not quite the end of the Year

December 25th, 2017 by

Hello Peeps, this has been a busy and successful year. Sold more pictures than ever before, done a wider variety of ” things” also. Go to this link see the review of my successful one man show “Rock House Goes Pop. Current work includes a collaboration with two other Welsh speaking artists which we are… Read more

Covers.

June 20th, 2017 by

Very pleased to see my friend Ben Mason releasing a new CD comprising covers of his songs by various musician friends. Doubly so because I was able to make the sleeve art for it. Even more pleased to see that it is receiving attention from mainstream media. Best of all I get to have a… Read more

Art on the Faith Trail 2017

June 7th, 2017 by

This years AotFT group exhibition will open at St David’s Cathedral on Friday 16th June at 4.00pm. At the same time there will a further 13 venues throughout North and South Pembrokeshire hosting individual members exhibitions. See art-on-the-faith-trail.co.uk for more details of where and who. I will be having a solo show at St Peter’s… Read more

New picture for Breaking Out of the Gallery .

May 1st, 2017 by

Last summer saw the first outdoor Art Trail by the Breaking Out of the Gallery group. I was one of its exhibitors and was very happy to have sold the exhibited picture at the after show auction. So this years theme is Forgotten Histories and we are invited to go down memory lane. We chose… Read more

New World 34

April 7th, 2017 by

This is the title for my newest picture and it came from the finding of an oblong enamel and metal badge which might have originally been fixed on a cooker. New world immediately made me think of the Sci Fi magazine New Worlds from the 1960’s. I have always been a Sci Fi fan and… Read more

Sneak Preview

March 3rd, 2017 by

Been quiet of late as I have been busy completing a run of new work for a show opening tomorrow at Upstairs Gallery in Narberth. Not every one can get there so here are a few closeup snaps. I will put more pictures up when the show has been running a few weeks.This one above… Read more