From A Levels to Masters

Four years ago may not seem like a long time ago, but within the past four years I have gained four A Levels, a degree and embarked on my Masters course! Looking back, completing my A levels and leaving school seems much longer ago. My school days are something I will never aspire to revisit again, but I was always happiest at school within my art classes and have my fondest memories of school in those lessons. So, it was quite a lovely surprise when my sister pointed out to

Museum Workshop

Before filling up on chocolate at the weekend, I was able to help out with one of the Ceredigion Museum's workshops down in the Old College. The turn out was quieter than the previous day, but with the weather as nice as it was, there's no wonder it was quieter! The workshop consisted of sculpting birds out of various bits of wire inspired by the Museum's current exhibition and the Old College's exhibition on the Archaeopteryx (a dinosaur believed to be the link between bird

The Great Outdoors

​With the sun shining brightly in Aberystwyth today, I decided to finally give plein air painting a go. My only previous past experience was on the cold and windy beach down by the castle, so naturally I was put off from the experience! Today was a lovely day for it though and the colours seemed far more vivid and brighter than usual. The setting took a while to adjust to and so I found my painting style adjusted with it. The paint application I used was much thicker then usu

Sketching, Sketching, Sketching ...

I start this post by admitting something I'm annoyed about myself with; my lack of sketching and drawing in the past. Sketching has always been something that I actively seemed to avoid, purely because I’d never think that my drawings looked ‘artsy’ enough or ‘good’. If it was a quick or timed sketch I’d always feel as if mine were not as good as others, they always seemed to come out as indistinguishable scribbles. And so, I thought to myself, what’s the point? Why should I

Springtime is here!

Living in Aberystwyth, you'd be forgiven for assuming that the only weather that existed was rain or cloud. Today was like any other day with the added excitement of hailstone thrown in (not quite snow but that's good enough for me!). Today I took a detour into the park the study the leaves and trees on my walk home. Gazing up at the trees around me, the twisting and arching branches of the trees whistled in the wind and seemed to add to the cold blueness of the day. It was n