Dandelions and Double Yellows – Your Gallery: Celebration event

Just some of the images from Dandelions and Double Yellows - Your Gallery There will be a special event to celebrate Dandelions and Double Yellows - Your Gallery on Thursday 28th October at 7pm, in Wakefield.I'm delighted that Jack Wallington will be joining us to talk about the beauty and importance of urban wild plants.Jack … Continue reading Dandelions and Double Yellows – Your Gallery: Celebration event

Some plants and places

Raines House, Denby Dale RoadBlack MedickButtercupDaisyDandelionFox and CubsGrassesHawkweedPlantainRagwortRed Clover Garden and Back Garden StreetCow ParsleyRed ValerianRagwortNettle Royal Mail Sorting Office, Denby Dale Road (Ings Road roundaboutCommon Whitlow GrassShepherd’s PurseDandelionSow ThistleWillow Herb

What’s in a name? yards, gardens and enclosures

I've been thinking about our relationships with plants and how they sit with ideas of 'garden' and 'wild' and the wide range of spaces that can't be defined by these terms. The working title for one of the pieces that I'm making for the Dandelions and Double Yellows exhibition at Wakefield Cathedral this summer is … Continue reading What’s in a name? yards, gardens and enclosures

Dandelions and Double Yellows: submit a picture for ‘Your Gallery’

Dandelions and Double Yellows is an art, nature and noticing project, by artist Helen Thomas, that asks whether we might reconsider the plants that are often dismissed as weeds.I've been sketching, painting and noticing pavement plants on the daily walk to and from my studio in Wakefield throughout the project. The more I take notice … Continue reading Dandelions and Double Yellows: submit a picture for ‘Your Gallery’

Story of the blues

Blue metal industrial estate fencingDetail of blue painted fence with paint swatch for colour match Colour research, looking at metal fencing near Thornes Lane, on the outskirts of Wakefield. Back at the studio I made several colour swatches on paper and then returned to site the next day to match up against the fence. The … Continue reading Story of the blues