2021: The Best Bits
Well what a strange year 2021 turned out to be! I thought it would be fun to take a quick look back and share some of my highlights with you all.
On top of all of the brilliant private commissions for drawings and memory boxes that I’ve been lucky enough to work on this year…
I was so excited to have a solo exhibition at the Oriel Plas Glyn y Weddw, a beautiful gallery in North Wales.
I partnered with Rewilding Britain to produce a set of drawings to raise awareness of animals that are at risk or extinct in the UK.
I created my Earth drawing, and I’m proud to say that 100% of profits from the sale of this print goes to my charity partners.
A supersized version of my Porthcawl drawing was displayed on Porthcawl pavilion as part of an initiative run by the Anwen Cultural Trust.
I worked with two primary schools who used my art as inspiration to produce their own wonderful pieces.
I was delighted to create a huge bespoke piece of art that is now displayed on the walls of the maternity ward at The Grange hospital in Cwmbran.
I also celebrated my second business birthday and gave my website a glamorous makeover, complete with brand new videos!
Thank you so much for your continued support, I’m so very grateful. See you in 2022! :)
When I decided to create my intricate drawing of Cardiff Castle, I decided to take four different views of the fascinating building, and weave them together into one piece.
Very excitingly, a framed version of the drawing was given as a gift to the Princess of Thailand when she visited Wales a few years ago!
I was also asked to create a drawing of the castle’s animal wall. If you’re familiar with Cardiff, you’ll have seen the wall, and probably stopped before it trying to work out what type of animal is depicted by each statue. Spoiler – in my drawing, I’ve helpfully named each one underneath! Originally, the animal wall was located directly in front of the castle and there were only nine animals. Lord Bute approved the design for each one, but rejected a sea horse! After WWI, Castle Street was widened, and the animal wall was relocated to where it now borders Bute park, and six more animals were added.
If there’s a Cardiff landmark you’d like me to draw for you, get in touch directly on my contact page, or head to the Private Commissions page on my website, to see what I have created for previous customers.
I’m an artist who creates beautiful memory boxes and intricate ink drawings to help you connect with the people and places you love.