MyfanwyNia's Studio Weblog

Hello and welcome to my creative world, thank you dearly for your interest in my artistic endeavors.

Here on my web log I record my studio progress, it acts as a web based journal spanning back to 2010, here I can easily glance back at projects and artworks and add current progress. I hope some of you also will find inspiration here.
I welcome dearly your comments and feedback as valuable assets, that help me consider different aspects of my art practice and my creative growth as an artist.
Love and Light

If your interested in any of my artworks please contact me via my facebook page or via my website much of my older work is also view-able there. Alternatively a selecion of my artwork is available from my ETSY store at:

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Mural progression

Mural progression, Gothic silhouettes arches with uv reds and purples for Gothic Species festival at the end of the month πŸ‘»πŸ’€πŸ‘»πŸ’€πŸ‘» #wip

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Species is a small Gothic and Industrial festival 

that I help artistically direct in Co. Leitrim where I live:

Thursday, 1 June 2017

New Mural for Gothis Species Festival

Working on this gothic architectural mural for the Gothic Species festival at the end of June, early days with this but I have a clear vision of how it's unfolding now πŸ‘»πŸ’œπŸ‘»πŸ’œ

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Friday, 3 March 2017

Miss Spiral eye in Charcoal

Miss Spiral Eye, just finished this strange lady in charcoal, she's 70 x 50cm on fabriano 300gsm drawing paper.

#studiotime #drawing #myfanwynia #bigeyes #charcoal #kawaii #kawaiigirl #finished

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Recent Charcoal Work Febuary 2017

After being away in New York for a month over Christmas it has taken me a while to get back into the studio, I wanted to start my creative year off by returning to my most beloved medium which for me is charcoal, I love the work ability of drawing in charcoal nothing sorts my mental clutter out as much as moving charcoal dust around on a sheet of good drawing paper. I recently bought a block of Fabriano 300gsm its big just larger than A1 size at 50 x 70cm, I have a lot of organizational stuff happening right now as I will be doing a bit of art and decor for Species a Gothic festival that happens on our land in Co. Leitrim, this will be its 3rd year and it's a lot of work! With promotion, planning, and a huge amount of emails. To try and conjurer my inner goth and get into the head frame for the task ahead I drew this gothy lady, here is a photo of the finished artwork and also below is a little video 3 stage time lapse I made of the process:

Three Stage Time-lapse:

Before Christmas I spent a bulk of my studio time making new canvas supports, these were marbled canvas stretched over board and coated with the most divinely coarse clear gesso from liquitex, amazing surface for charcoal work! I have not forgotten about these large 4 x 4ft canvases, I dearly look forward to begin the charcoal work on these and see how the images will evolve around the swirly psychedelic marbled design. These new and spontaneous charcoal drawings, that I will be making over the next while are helping me get back into my flow before I bring my new ideas to the canvas I spent so much time prepping. Feels good to update here! hope to keep up the momentum over the coming weeks πŸ’—

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Tattoo of my artwork

Isn't this beautiful, sent from one of my followers on facebook -  the lovely Jessica Ann Marrs rocking some of my artwork on her new tattoo, feeling really honored πŸ’– πŸ’– πŸ’– !

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Winter Market at the Dock in Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim

I will be hosting a stall again this year at the Dock arts center in Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim. I will be bringing some new crafts, ceramic frames, some new jewellery pieces and Christmas watercolours. Do pop by and say hello :) the market will be taking place over the first weekend of December on the 3rd and 4th. Here is the details:

Get all of your Christmas Presents & Holiday Decorations in a Toasty Festive Atmosphere!

In perfect time for Christmas shopping we will host our traditional Winter Market at the Dock featuring an exciting mix of local fine art and design, affordable artisan crafts, delicious cuisine, mulled wine and more. Our stall holders are local artists, crafters and makers so you can shop with a clear conscience and support local business and the arts at the same time.

The Market will take place on Saturday the 3rd of December from 10 am - 5 pm and Sunday 4th of December from 12 - 5 pm.

Music will echo through the lobby on both days with a festive choir singing holiday tunes on Saturday afternoon and the Leitrim Light Orchestra playing on Sunday. There will also be pop-up workshops and winter wonderland treats.

Here are links to some of the talented stall holders we will have with us this year:

Venus Soaps

Geraldine Beirne Textile Artist

Loki & Splink

Massage Chair Session with Lucy Lynch

Margot Quinn Art

Carrick On Shannon Men's Shed

Leitrim Flowers

The Twisted Oak Arts Collective

Harriet Myfanwy Nia Tahany

Úna BhÑn Traditional Craft Shop

Bohemian Gifts

Felt Crafts

Against the Grain Wood Craft


Gerry Boland

To Have & To Hold

A Touch of Magic

Greene way Designs by Moya Greene

Lily's Cottage Crafts

Quirky Bits

Face Paining with Veronica Kelly (proceeds go to the Hope Foundation)

Christmas Watercolours

Working on some vintage inspired wintery watercolours on marbled paper, getting ready for local Christmas craft fairs and some new craft ideas.

Detail of winter forest animals watercolour
Christmas tree painted on marbled paper

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

New Ceramic Frames Work in Progress

Making some ceramic frames, I will be firing these next week and then hand painting them, then resin setting art prints in the centre. Looking forward to see how these will look, hoping to have some of these new pieces done for my stall at this years Winter Market at the Dock in Carrick-on-Shannon on the 3rd and 4th of December. Stay tuned for more progress photos of these.

Monday, 14 November 2016

New Resin work

New resin work on these decoden pendant backs the front of these has a tiny print of my art set into clear glittery resin, having fun with these. Hoping to have these new jewellery pieces ready for the Winter Market at the Dock in carrick-on-shannon, Co. Leitrim this 3rd-4th of December where I will be hosting a stall of my recent arts and crafts πŸŽ¨πŸŽ„


Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Living Off The Grid in Leitrim

Towards the end of October we had The Irish Times visit our home and studio to do a little lifestyle piece about living off-grid, here is a rare glimpse of my home life here in Co. Leitrim where I live in Ireland with my family. We live off-grid which means we are independent from the electrical power grid and self sufficiently generate all our power.