I have drawn three different trees in three different medias.

I have used pencil, charcoal and ink to capture different characteristics of the trees (the trees were not completely bare of leaves I just find the branches much more interesting).

Pencil shows the complexity of the branches,Tree in pencilCharcoal emphasises the texture of the barkTree in Charcoaland using ink was a fantastic way to capture how the tree has grown due to the wind.Tree in ink

Dead Plant

It’s almost time.
A week Monday I will be starting as a student at Hereford College of Arts. Scary!

Having said that I have already moved in to my house in Hereford and met two of the other students I will be living with. I spent a few days there recently and really enjoyed. I will be going back on the 26th giving me a few days to settle in again before starting my course.

Before starting the course we have been asked to fill a sketchbook, drawing from life and experimenting in different medias.

I have a particular liking for ink.
Dead plant

Intersecting Lines

I was just about to do a post with some of my new work but I then realised I’d had these images here ready just waiting, for ages, to be posted.

So you’ll just have to wait another day or two to see what I’ve been up to recently.

This is another piece I did during my final project, Industrial and Urban Landscapes, on my Foundation Art course.

Industrial Shapes

I’ve been meaning to post these for ages!!
I’d have liked to have taken better photos but I’d never put up photos if I stuck to that.

These are stackable rings I made for my last project on my Silversmithing course.
I did them as part of my final Foundation Art project – Industrial and Urban Landscapes.
They are based on the shapes of the industrial buildings and machinery at Port Talbot Steel Works.

Megan Davies – Time Flies

MayfliesExhibition fly“Time itself in the form of a watch has allowed these mayflies to live on without ageing. This, combined with the mould they are attracted to, gives a sense that time has stood still within this scene.” – Megan DaviesMaayyyflyThis is the last of all the students work at the Gower College Foundation Art exhibition and in my opinion it is one of the best.
These fantastic mayflies made out of watch parts were made by Megan Davies. Mayflyssss259293_557804694283929_1062272713_oMegan originally saw herself as a Fine Artist, specifically a painter, but during this course she experimented in many different areas: sculpture, ceramics, craft, photography.. etc. She has also done a lot of modelling!1014727_557806460950419_357040232_oMegan is now going on to do the BA (Hons) Art & Design Multi-Disciplinary course at Coleg Sir Gar.MayliesssTo see more of Megan’s work visit her Facebook page and her blogs here and here.


It’s about time I posted a couple more students work from the exhibition so here are a couple of fantastic students who are very talented in textiles. They are both going on to the Surface Pattern course in Swansea Met.

Ellie RobertsEllieThis amazing doll and these illustrations are based on Roald Dahl’s poem ‘Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf’.Ellie2

Catrin ThomasCatrinThese beautiful jars made of stitch are based on Catrin’s grandfather’s memories.Catrin2Catrin3


I got my results on Monday…..

I have a Distinction in Foundation Art and Design!!! YAY!

So freedom for three months and then off to Hereford!
Wow! I don’t know what I’m going to do! Haha

Anyway here are a few more students’ exhibition displays.
Those fashion designers need their fashion promoters and stylists…

Fashion Promoter – Joanne GriffithsIMG_8058 IMG_8059

Fashion Promoter – Charlotte BellhamIMG_8043IMG_8044

Fashion Stylist – Danielle BaskervilleIMG_8103


There were some really gorgeous dresses made for the exhibition! Check out these fashion designers:

Lindsey Harrison
LindseyLindsey’s dress is based on horse riding and is made to be worn whilst on a horse. The double skirt allows the dress to fall around the horse as well as the rider.Lindsey2

Chloe May PorterChloeChloe’s work is based around festivals and the use of tents. She decided to get her dress professionally photographed on a model and to display these images in the exhibition – they really emphasise the design and concept.Chloe2

Rhian BeynonRhian2Both the design of Rhian’s dress and the surface patterns are based on the insects and their habitats. This student has also had her dress photographed to show off its beauty and has displayed textile samples of her intricate patterns.Rhian

All Kinds of Art

Of course it wasn’t just my work at the exhibition. The Foundation course has students who do all kinds of art: painting, illustration, photography, textiles, sculpture, graphics…. the list goes on.

Here are some photos of the exhibited work of just a few of the artists:

Fine Artist – Georgina McCannGeorginaPhotographer – Caitlin WaltersCaitlinIllustrator – Bethan LangstonBethanIllustrator – Lauren ShillLaurenLauren2Lauren3Over the next few days I will be posting photos of the exhibited work of the rest of the students on this course. Keep watching because it really is great!