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Day 10

The residency is drawing to an end, I have but a few days left in the Tower. Feelings of relief after giving my Talk on Saturday and also that I have possibly 2 or 3 paintings that are resolved. Today I was visited by the VC Gallery which founded by Barry John for...

Day 9

When I arrived at the Tower today, I could here the chanting of children as they walked through the streets of St David’s for the climate strike. It was great to see one of the teachers from St David’s secondary school with a whole gang of school kids...

Day 8

Today was a good day. I have been working on the Talk I will be giving on the 21st September at 2pm in Oriel y Parc’s discovery room. When I went into the Tower, it was great to see the paintings I have started again. I put them on the wall and looked at what...

Day 7

Fortunately it wasn’t busy at work yesterday, so my accomodating colleague let me go to the Tower in the afternoon. I didn’t do anymore work on the other canvases, only on the piece which was more literal in its depiction of the rape. This painting, true...

Day 6

Saturday I got into the Tower at about 10.45am. I had felt really ill on Friday and felt like I needed to take it slowly and not rush to get into the Tower. I took photos of what had been done on Friday before starting anything else so I could log the progress of...

Day 5

Day 5 Today I have a cold. I started the day by sketching the standing stones in the field of St Non’s Chapel. A beautifully sunny autumnal day, the light at the birth place of St David was clear and bright and the shadows were sharp. Many people were walking around...