Window exhibition During the first lockdown I noticed just how many people were walking past my pavement-side front window and thought how as cultural venues and art galleries weren’t open, that now is the time to show work in my window if ever there was one. I had previously had ideas of establishing a One Painting Gallery somewhere in Abergavenny, where the exhibit was frequently changed. I began by showing colour theory exercises I have kept since my art foundation course, which were painted in gouche for the richness of colour. I then began considering ways I could fill the window more fully with material I had or could easily get hold of and so I taped sheets of newspaper together and painted, mainly abstract images and hung them in the window. During the days I would sometimes be working in my front room and I would hear exclamation of surprise and delight as the pictures were discovered. From April until July 2020 I had 60 window display changes and in December 2020 I created an Abergavenny Alternative Advent illustrating the adventures of 3 owls from 1-25 December. These displays were shared via social media on Instagram @wayside_wonders Since December 2021 I am continuing the exhibition, this time acrylic on canvas and changing the display on a weekly basis.
The Lost Library
The Lost Library is a way to find out what philosophical questions concern people in the places visited and respond to those questions through movement, attempting to access knowledge I hold deep within.
Word collection paintings
The starting point of my word collection paintings is a single word. While painting I try to express the resonance of the word.
Honesty at Morning Abergavenny Networking
Honesty, live-art intervention at business meeting, 1 minute 30 seconds, 2017
Bathe in ignorance
Bathe in ignorance, Installation of damp proof membrane and wood, 2000 x 1500 x 1500 mm, 2015
Stone writing, various, stones from the Gavenny river, 2014
writing across the grass on the lawn, almost letters, almost writing, almost meaningful.
Listen, 200 x 300 x 200mm, paper, watercolour and wood, 2014
The Clydach Gorge
Little gem, Intaglio etching on paper, 295 x 205 mm, 2018