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 my current progress. I hope some of you will also 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”
Harriet ❤
Get in touch!
I’m continuously open to participation in new projects, collaborations, murals and exhibitions.
I’m always happy to talk about a special commission piece of jewellery, your fantasy artwork or portrait of a loved one.
You can contact me via my facebook page or website and online shop at , much of my older work is also view-able there.

Friday, 23 November 2012


Goblin Market: Irish New Contemporary Art

Launch party 6pm Saturday 1st December!!

Exhibition of artwork from the book's artists for two weeks: 1.12.12 - 15.12.12.

Launch party 6pm Saturday 1st December 

BYOB - drinks for early birds
Dress: fabulous!

Goblin Market is the first publication from White Lady Art Books, featuring work from 35 of Ireland's finest New Contemporary artists. These artists are working and exhibiting in Ireland, and their artwork will be displayed in the White Lady Art gallery for two weeks.

The 35 artists who are showcased in the book work in a variety of styles that can be placed under the banner of New Contemporary art: there are urban artists, pop surrealists, outsider, folk surrealists, body horror artists, and lowbrow artists. New Contemporary art has a major following in America, Europe and the U.K., and Ireland has much to offer as well. It is high time that these unusual, unique and technically excellent artists are given recognition and appreciation in a broader context, and it is with great pleasure that White Lady Art can offer you the chance to see their work in an exhibition to accompany the launch of the book.

Goblin Market is a hardback coffee table book, that can stand up proudly beside others of its kind, and would make an ideal gift for any art lover or aficionado of the underground art scene in Ireland.

The launch party will be a great occasion, marking the year spent developing and honing the book into something we can all be proud of. We would like to invite you to come and celebrate the artwork and artists at this very special event.

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Sunday, 18 November 2012

Random Cuddly Creepy Carrot Friend

Little bit random, I spent yesterday evening with a friend sewing cuddly carrot's, I love chilling out with a bit of hand sewing. Here is a new carrot friend I made for my husband Iliocht.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

A Seussian Ripple Theory

Green Eggs and ham: Dr Seuss Exhibition,Group Show at White Lady Art.

I am taking part in a group exhibition called 'Green Eggs & Ham' this Friday. A show of artwork inspired by the work of the iconic Theodor S. Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss. At the New 'White Lady Art Gallery' at 14 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2.
Here is my new piece I made to be included, its in acrylic on canvas entitled 'A Seussian Ripple Theory' 80 x 60 cm.
If anyone happens to be in Dublin this Friday, this show is well worth seeing with some really fantastic artists taking part!

A Seussian Ripple Theory 2012

The Title ‘A Seussian Ripple Theory’ refers to the good Doctor Seuss. When I was younger I often wondered if he was a real doctor, now I have a child of my own and I do see him as somehow of a Doctor, his surreal system of storytelling encourages me to think of his as a quirky Dr. of psychology with his own system of therapy.
In the tradition of story telling his work has become that of a contemporary mother goose and with this not only sewing seed of new relevant morals, also creating his own brand of mythology. In the tradition of surrealism, bizarre imagery fused together with a clear intent to encourage imagination and further expansiveness and evolution of our individual and indeed collective psyche.
My painting is juxtaposition of my own mythology and with that of Dr. Seuss, his artistic creations have caused a ripple across our cultural consciousness that has become a part of many people’s psyches. His mythology stays with us living in our hearts and memories, mine included!  And I think it is a righteous ripple!  One that will keep resurfacing as long and long after his stories and artworks are shared.

Here is the 'White Lady Art' video from the opening day

Thursday, 8 November 2012

DCTV at the Fairy Frack Clash

The Dublin City Community Channel came and filmed Harriet's opening this October. Here is the TV Clip of the interview, with special thanks to the DCTV:


CityWide - Fairy Frack Clash from DCTV on Vimeo.

Fairies and fracking are a combination you don't often see together and maybe that's why a clash has ensued! CityWide reporter Susan Jackson talks to Harriet Myfanwy Nia Tahany about her artistic take on the destruction of the mystical landscape of Leitrim, the place she calls home.

Presenter - Susan Jackson, Camera (Interview) Darren Fitzpatrick,
Cutaways & establishing shots - Stravan Laddu, Darren Fitzpatrick, Alan Doran, Susan Jackson,
Editors - Shannon Smith, Killian Vigna, Producer - Susan Jackson, Director - Susan Jackson.

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Sign for 'White Lady Art'

A different kind of creativity, I recently made a wooden sign for the street front of Dublin's new 'White Lady Art' Gallery.
I used the 'street tag' style of font from the 'White Lady Art's' website. I used a projector to trace the letters to the exact size onto a sheet of marine plywood, this is the same board used in boat building, so its super weatherproof. I cut the letters out with a handheld electric Jigsaw, then the letters were painted white with exterior gloss paint.
It was an oddness for me nailing it up it a crouded city street during the day. After I had positioned the letters tacking them up with a couple of nails, Iliocht my husband helped me put all the final nails in. I was going to paint the nail heads white but you can hardly notice them, they make the sign that bit different and real looking.
I'm feeling quite proud of it and think it looks as good as any of the signs on the street, so yay!
Here is a photo of the finished sign taken at the grand opening on November 2nd: