Blog, Bursary and Bones, AKA Granddad

“Supported by a bursary from a-n The Artist Information Company”. Unused as I am to blogging I am entirely happy to ‘give it a go’, in order to share with others news of the fabulous opportunity which I have been given in light of the bursary from a-n The Artist Information Company. My professional development bursary has enabled me to attend an incredible course in the Ruskin school of Art, Oxford. Art and Anatomy, led by the delightful Dr Sarah Simblet, anatomist, artist and author is a 7-day course covering anatomy drawing and more. Today we were introduced to structural drawing, working from ‘Granddad’ the skeleton, we became comfortable with drawing the skeletal form. We also benefitted

Painting in Patti's Pavilion

No one currently living around this area of the Swansea Valley can have escaped hearing the name of Dame Adelina Patti. An international Opera star famous for entertaining heads of state with her bird like soprano trills. She purchased the Victorian Gothic Craig-y-Nos castle in 1878 where she lived out her days in luxury due to her ability to demand extremely high fees and her excellent financial acumen. Within the grounds of the Craig-y-Nos country park there sits a small dragon topped pavilion. A space where Adelina and friends would be entertained with her summer concerts and could prepare themselves for a vigorous game of lawn tennis or croquet. In this very same delightful pavilion I ha

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