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.