‘Golwg’ Welsh magazine

This week you can find Twinkle & Gloom on the cover of Welsh magazine ‘Golwg’. I also have an interview in the magazine where I talk about the colour Pink, The Spice Girls, The Smiths and being morbid.

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Galeri, Caernarfon. Mermaids and Tea.

From March the 25th, until May, you’ll be able to find Twinkle & Gloom up on the walls in Galeri, Caernarfon.

My little show features framed pieces themed on Tea and Girl Power, and there’s a washing line of work that grows though the exhibition period. The Washing line will have drawings added to it as time goes on, themed on Mermaids and Tea- ‘Tea in the Sea’.





BBC Cymru Fyw- interview (Ateb y Galw) English Translation.

Hey there!

I recently took part in ‘Ateb y Galw’ for the BBC Cymru Fyw website, after being nominated by Rhydian from The Joy Formidable. You can read it in Welsh here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cymrufyw/45786372#

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Here’s a rough English translation for those who would like to read it, but can’t speak Welsh. 🙂

What’s your first memory?

I’m not completely sure, but one thing I do remember doing is putting little dollies in empty Dominoes boxes (like a coffin) at my Nain and Taid’s house. My Nain always said I was morbid.

Who did you fancy when you where younger?

Ted, from the films Bill & Ted.

Most embarrassing memory?

Miming choir singing in a school play.

Last time you cried?

Don’t laugh, but at an exhibition about The Spice Girls.

Any bad habits?

I’m sure I have, but can’t think of any right now.

Favourite place in Wales, and why?

I like home, the Bethesda area is beautiful. I also like the Denbigh Moors, it’s a spooky place.

Best night of your life?

It’s between seeing The League of Gentlemen live, and seeing Sigur Ròs live.

Describe yourself in three words..

Quiet, Morbid and girlie.

What’s your favourite book or film?

New Zeland film, Eagle vs Shark. It’s sort of a Nerdy Rom-Com, with really dry humour. I really like it because of the lead female character, she’s completely different to the average Hollywood lead female. She’s the character that’s usually the friend of the lead. I identify with her completely.

Alive or dead, who would you have a drink with and why?
This one is really hard, but I’m going to say have a cup of tea with Harry Hill, because I’ve been watching a lot of his programmes recently and his humour really tickles me.

Say something about yourself that not a lot of people know…

I’ve never drank a cup of coffee.

Last day on the planet, what would you do?

Cuppa Tea and a slice of cake, of corse!

Favourite song, and why?

Toughie, but I’m going to choose ‘Unlovable‘ by The Smiths because of the line “If I seem a little strange well that’s because I am“. It’s a funny little song.

First course, Main course and pudding, what would you choose?

Chilli bean soup, Chicken curry from the Bethesda Takeaway and Chocolate cake with double cream.

If you could be anyone for a day, who would he or she be?

Lana Del Rey because she’s a Goddess.



Live Illustration at the RCA, Conwy.

On May the 20th, 2017 Twinkle & Gloom participated in some live drawing for the ‘Nova’ launch at the RCA, Conwy. The task involved filling in two large boards in the space of a couple of hours. Working on other boards was Artist, Doodles’n’Drips.

Apart from my participation in Welsh tv show ‘Y Lle’, I haven’t really drawn on a large scale since College. Looking at those big blank boards was daunting but once I got a few lines down it started to feel less so. I started with a piece inspired by the phrase ‘deary me’, a deery girl. I think this piece was less emotional and a little stiffer, because I was so nervous. The second piece came together quicker as I had gained more confidence with the scale and materials. This piece was about strength within and female friendship, the moon was an after thought. Overall I feel really positive about my creations, and it made me feel really good when people came to pass comment.

Three social media days…

Hello. I thought I’d start blogging again with Three of my ‘interesting’ Social media posts. As you may have read a few days ago, I plan on making more of an effort with my social media posts as when I looked back on the pages they looked really cluttered. I will now aim to post one post a day (unless I need to promote something on the same day, then I’ll aim for two).  The posts will be either my Artwork, or on a quiet day, an interesting thing.

The following images are interesting things and work in progress. Lets begin with Tea.

Tea is very important in my life, it is my beverage of choice. I remember someone once saying to me that they could picture me at exhibition openings drinking Tea as apposed to Wine, and that would be very true. The idea of tea is just lovely, Tea comes in elegant cups. The word looks nice. You have a cup of tea when you are stressed, or even when you aren’t. Sometimes we are mean to Tea and we take it for granted, we don’t always finish the cup. I use old tea cups as rinsing water for my paint brushes.

Nain a Taid. I miss both of them very much but I do find it comforting to know they are together again. We only lost taid last year, just before Christmas. It’s been a very strange and sad time although we are all trying to carry on with life as normal as possible. I have fond memories of both, my taid was always supportive of my career choice, he’s always ask how it was going but I know he probably did wish I’d get a proper job. When I was a little girl my nain taught me to draw ‘busty’ ladies, it started with a heart shaped middle and you worked the rest of the lady around the heart.

Work in progress. Every now and again I do like to re create older pieces to improve on them. I’ve created a similar image to this girl before but my style has developed since then. She is going to be part of my ‘Real women have curves, the rest of us are fiction’ series. I’ve finished the base image but I need to paint on writing to her now. You can see the completed image soon.

Thanks for reading. I think perhaps adding my social media posts to the blog every three to four days will be the tidiest option.

Also in Twinkle & Gloom news:

  • You can find out about my new stockists over at www.twinkleandgloom.com
  • There is currently 10% off my Folksy items with the code EASTER10 link
  • I will be attending the Marchnad Mynydd at Mynydd Llandegai, Gwynedd on the 26th of March.


Making an effort… And new stockists!

As always my blog has fallen behind. I’ve always struggled with social media, and recently found my posts where looking really cluttered. Thus weekend I have made a conscious effort to improve my posts and try harder to make interesting features for people to look at besides promotion! My new plan is to post one post a day on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram that will be rounded up and shared once a week on my blog. 

I also wanted to announce my new stockists, you can now find Twinkle and Gloom goodies at:

The Peculiar Gallery in Rhos on Sea and The Mostyn Gallery in Llandudno. I will be updating my website with links in the week. You can also look forward to my being part of the features Artists exhibition in the Peculiar Gallery in June.