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 ❤
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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.

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

In The Studio Late Febuary 2013

New Painting Supports:

Here are some process photos...

I Started these pieces knowing I wanted to work on various shapes, I like the notion of the image being framed in a new way.

I'm using half inch ply-board, its easy to cut with a electric jigsaw.

I drew the large circle by making a make-shift compass with a drawing pin and string, for the heart shape below I made a half heart stencil from cardboard this helped me keep heart shape symmetrical.

The wooden board had some imperfect texture to it, some of which was quite deep, this is normal with board like this.

After lots of sanding with an electric sander. I first used a 3D acrylic paste to prime and fill the surface imperfections of the new shape. I used a plastic card to apply this, when this was fully dry I sanded the surface again and began to prime the supports with an acrylic based primer.

I used a small sponge roller to apply the primer this gave the surface a soft grainy tactile texture much like an interior wall that has been painted this way.

The priming usually takes about a day to complete as the layers of primer have to be dry before the next coat can be applied.

Three coats of primer later... I then painted the new supports in pastel pink and blue acrylic paint. <3 div="" end...="">

Sunday, 17 February 2013

In The Studio Febuary 2013

Drawing Progression Photos

In the studio drawing still, these are the beginning of my new body of work 'Who Pulls The Strings' for exhibition this July at 'White Lady art' gallery in Dublin.

The show is a dreamscape of images featuring puppet-like characters. Here are some progress photos of my latest charcoal drawing for the show.

Starting of the drawing, notice the roughness of the sketch the whole piece is started like this, it happens very quickly the rest of the time will be spent polishing and refining the drawing...

I wanted her to be siting in a feasible space and her upper half exiting into the dreamscape like two worlds meeting.

Half way there...

Close up detail, spoons in her hair.

Close up detail.

Close up detail.

Here on the studio wall to get a indication of the drawings size. The sheepskin is nice to sit on while drawing and yes now it is so dusty covered in charcoal dust! must shake it outside soon :)


Sunday, 3 February 2013

New Work January 2013


I'm currently making a new body of work for my next solo exhibition in Dublin this July at ‘White Lady Art’ . The Show will run from July 4th – 27th 2013.

This new body of work will be paintings, drawings and sculpture with a Jungian theme.

Jung believed that, to be psychologically healthy, one must strike a balance between the demands of society and what we really are.To be oblivious to one’s persona is to underestimate the importance of society, but to be unaware of one’s deep individuality is to become society’s puppet.

‘Who Pulls The Strings?’ is an exhibition based on this Jungian notion, an exploration of narratives set in a psychedelic dreamscape of puppet characters. The characters are contemplative of the artists own individuality and the dark forces that filter in from a vast collective unconsciousness that sways them from discovering who they really are.

Here are some photos from my studio in Leitrim a sneaky peek at the development of 2 new works.

1st work:

In the studio, the rough sketchy stage

Finished 1st work :)

2nd work:

Studio wall the image is roughly sketched out

Drawing developments

Tools of the trade ;)


Finished 2nd work :D