Celebrating Dylan Thomas
Hello Friends, Today I celebrate the life and work of Dylan Thomas who has left us with some of the worlds greatest poetry; inspiring so many, including me! On this special day I'm showcasing my portrait of Thomas himself, drawn as NoGood Boyo from his masterpiece UNDER MILK WOOD. I’m sure Thomas with his implacable sense of irony would have approved of his face being used to illustrate NoGood Boyo. Fortunately I was able to find a vintage photo of Thomas while still very young to use as reference for my drawing. This particular piece of art is called “On a Dab Filled Sea” and is only one of many I’m creating for public exhibition in 2024.
My UNDER MILK WOOD Arts Project is a personal tribute to Dylan Thomas and the astonishing perception he had in understanding and describing the humanity around him. Fortunately since starting this artistic journey I’ve met with some wonderfully creative people who are willing to share my passion within their own magical fields. I’m delighted to announce that as part of my project I will be working with: Claire Fayers, an exceptionally talented and funny award winning childrens author who will be hosting workshops for schools and younger children. Clare Potter an incrediblly empathetic poet, performer and presenter who will be working with older people seeking ways to develop their own creativity. Jo Mattox, the ceramics Artist in Residence at The MId Wales Arts Centre, who will be working across all age ranges, but especially children, to explore the themes of portraiture, identity and imagination.
- Llantarnam Grange: 14th May 2024 - 11th Aug 2024
- The Mid Wales Arts Centre: 14th Aug 2024 - 1st Oct 2024
- MOMA Machynlleth: 1st Feb 2025 - 5th April 2025