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May 9, 2019

I am beginning to add a little more to my blog again - following almost eighteen months in which I neglected and then forgot how to add to the bloody thing! 

Following my three years in Art school in Cardiff I was persuaded that the best future (...

January 29, 2018

Like most students I was usually short of cash and couldn't wait for a) the end of term and a trip home to eat proper food, b) the start of term to get my grant (those were the days) c) a birthday. As previously mentioned, at times of severe financia...

January 28, 2018

My first year at Howard Gardens, Cardiff passed by extremely quickly and most of it has faded from memory. I did however, have the opportunity to experiment with different ways of making art and continued my life drawing classes with a vengeance. Pai...

January 7, 2018

Being a lad from the hills I found the nights particularly noisy when I moved down to Cardiff; that and the fact I was sleeping on the floor of a student house in Richmond Road for the first month or so. One of my best friends from home, Daf, who I'd...

January 4, 2018

I entered the Foundation course a little way into the autumn term of 1978. This was my first real encounter with some like-minded people who were convinced that they were going to be artists, designers or otherwise involved in the visual arts. I had...

January 3, 2018

After dropping out of A levels and being torn between the need for cash and following my artistic ambitions I went off in search of honest toil. This was the late 1970's and although there were jobs around, there were few that offered anything to sat...

November 21, 2017

Last week ' Salvator Del Mundi' a painting which may or may not be by Leonardo da Vinci sold at auction for $400 million in the USA. For that sort of cash I'd expect Leonardo to be reincarnated and pop over for a cup of tea and recount a few witty an...

November 17, 2017

First encounters: Aged eight in the mid 1960's I drew a cartoon which was published in The Beezer comic. My prize was a four string Beatles guitar decorated with images of the 'fab four' in all their glory. Thus began a lifelong preoccupation with gu...

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