Instagallery 3

Instagallery 1 was mostly the first dipping of toes into delivering life drawing in Cardiff and so the earliest models and a few that never…

We’re Open For Business… Just…

If you can host in your garden then we can supply a body. We would require you to have safe protocols when having a model enter your house to get to the garden and there must be a private area in the garden, not overlooked by neighbours, where the model can pose. In accordance with the stupid Welsh Ass Covid Rules we can only supply you with a local model so when enquiring we will need to know your address and then we can check who we have nearby.

Steven Samuel

I am a self-taught artist/illustrator from South Wales. I have recently started creating pet/animal pictures. Currently looking for commissions.

The Arts Council

The Arts Council have made a verbal apology to me regarding my complaining of the Arts Council giving grant funding to start up business that impact upon existing business’ incomes. When I pursued this in a formal manner, hoping to encourage the Arts Council to be clearer and fairer and considered , they refused to engage further but instead directed me to their formal complaints procedure.

And While Megan Was In Merthyr

James was working our Little Man session in the centre of Cardiff. This turn up and sketch, no need to book session has been running for 10 years now and there is no intention to change that anytime soon.

Coronavirus And Us…

Surely, if we wanted to get through this quickly and with minimum impact we would be ‘confined to quarters’. All of us. Only small teams of signed off workers ought to be allowed on the streets and they would be delivering food to those in need. Total lockdown, although economically crippling, would seem the swiftest way to get through this.

Charcoal And A Cuppa

This Tuesday our super friendly group met up for their weekly fix of charcoal and a cuppa, and, as always, such a fab and diverse mix of artists and styles emerged.

Competition?

So, we asked the National Museum if we could deliver once a month life drawing in various rooms in the museum with a model or models reacting to the artworks in that room. We committed to delivering a minimum of one session in Welsh and also having a Welsh speaking artist on hand at all others. We said we’d work at times to suit the museum and would tweak the proposal to suit the museum.

Animalistic Andy!

Animals can be difficult to work with, along with children, as the saying goes, but Andy did well, keeping the broad selection of wild beasts under control. Delving deeply into his method acting processes and delivering a tour de force of earthy, visceral and startlingly real animal poses, the assembled artists will be drawing on this session for inspiration for some time to come 😉