The Lewis Arms Heraldry

The Lewis Arms pub sign

I was looking for a project to work on over the summer and decided it might be interesting to research and illustrate the Lewis Arms sign. The motto “Ofner Na Ofne Angau” means “Fear Him Who Fears Not Death”. According to Burke’s Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry, this was attributed to Gwaethvoed … more…

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Wonky Cardiff by Jon Durrant

I recently stumbled across an image of Castell Coch that I instantly fell in love with. It turns out the artwork was produced by local artist Jon Durrant and is part of his Wonky Cardiff Project. I got in touch with Jon to purchase a print and to find out more about it. About Jon … more…

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Fforest Fawr Sculpture Trail

Wooden sculpture of a bench with squirrels around it

It’s been over two years since Simon O’Rourke installed the new sculpture trail in Fforest Fawr. Simon has shared his initial sketches for the carvings and I take a look at how the sculptures have changed. When I spoke to Simon during the installation he explained that the sculptures would change colour quite dramatically over … more…

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