Aerial Landscapes

Aerial Landscapes

Week four of Third year is upon me and I’m excited about where painting will take me. My tutor and I discussed how I wanted to explore landscapes and came to the conclusion that the traditional horizontal landscape (the horizon line 2/3 down the painting) was becoming, not tiresome but had grown commonplace for me. […]

A Note on I Am Legend by Richard Matherson

I have been so excited to read some Matherson, even more so after I read Stephen King’s afterword in my edition of I Am Legend, it was one of the most interesting horror/science fiction novels I’ve read. And just like King said in the afterword, I didn’t want I Am Legend to end. Although Mathersons’ original novel has a film […]

Fine Art Prints

Fine Art Prints

Landscape Prints     Abstract Prints  

Notes On A Nervous Planet by Matt Haig

Notes On A Nervous Planet by Matt Haig

To read my review of his previous mental health book, Reasons To Stay Alive, click here. In the opening chapter of this wonderful, insightful book, Matt Haig summarises his masterpiece perfectly: “I had already written about my mental health in Reasons To Stay Alive. But the question this time was a broader one: how can we live in a mad […]

August Family Outings

August Family Outings

Over the past week, my dad and brothers stayed with me in Aberystwyth. It was so nice to show my brothers my university town and explore more of Wales together. We visited Nant Y Arian, where they feed the Red Kites; we watched the Incredibles II in Commodore cinema; we went to the butterfly palace […]

Summer Project 2018

Summer Project 2018

After receiving my feedback from my previous modules I have decided to put it into action. I was chatting with my tutors and they seemed surprised that I’d never thought of using ink to draw landscapes – and it’s true, I never have. Since I enjoy doing life drawing sketches in ink so much I […]

Reasons To Stay Alive by Matt Haig

Reasons To Stay Alive by Matt Haig

‘The fact that this book exists is proof that depression lies.’ After I read The Humans by Haig I was excited to read more of his wonderful work. Reasons to Stay Alive is a non-fiction, biography-style mindfulness guide / mental health educational text. Very wordy, I know, but Haig certainly isn’t. His writing is conversational without being too dumbed […]

‘Next’

‘Next’

30_06_2018 The evening sunlight danced across the ocean like a piano melody. The spiccato of light twinkled Calling to me, and directing me to a place that’s just on the horizon –