For those who follow me on the MessyMiscreation twitter you may have seen me preparing my work for a exhibition. This exhibition will Artism’s first show with a range of artwork of varying styles from autistic artists. Seven of my framed A3 paintings will be part of this show along with a choice of A5 … More Artism UK Exhibition [8th-20th of April 2017]
I’ve been incredibly lucky this past year to call art my job. Ever since I was a kid I wanted to be an artist. Blessed with supportive parents, I’ve been encouraged to do just that. I’m proud to say that my Dad is Channel 4’s The Autistic Gardener and an ambassador for the National Autistic … More The Importance of Awareness [Final post of Autism Awareness Week]
February has been a really hectic month. During these past two weeks I have had my work exhibited at Wolverhampton at the Asylum Gallery alongside the artist Ellis Sykes where we presented our work based upon mental health. This week I brought my work down from Birmingham to London (on the train too) to be … More Artistic Spectrum Exhibition [London in February]
A lot has happened in 2016 in the world of Haydn Gardner. Unfortunately I started the year in a rather bad depressive period but despite this I was pushing myself to undergo the beginnings of Messy Miscreation. I started the year attending a course to start a business with the Princes Trust. I had a … More Goodbye 2016, Hi 2017
Over the pond here in grey England we don’t celebrate thanks giving but over the years we have begun taking the traditions of the sales that follow on Black Friday. Thanks Giving is a time for people to be thankful for what they have which is something us miserable brits don’t do very often. This … More Bright Friday!
I want to say a huge thank you to anybody reading this who picked up a business card, leaflet or even bought some of my artwork over Birmingham Comic Con this past weekend. The support has been really great and I am set on coming back for March’s Con. If there was a print you … More Comic Con Birmingham 2016
As an adult on autistic spectrum, I have experienced a lot of mental health struggles. In fact my artwork is based around our perception of mental health. I paint monsters. They are about the struggles that many of us experience in our lives. I started using mental health as a theme because I felt strongly … More World Mental Health Day (My experience with mental health)
It’s been a while now since posting my latest work here on my website. Its a combination of reasons that lead to me not actively presenting my work but now that my laptop is back and repaired I can start to come back to talking about my endeavours. I have been working with a different … More Where have you been, Haydn?
This weeks Spotlight Sunday will be covering the painting known as Liz. This particular painting was created in March 2016 and was one of the first paintings on perspex that transitioned from acetate. Perspex feels completely different to acetate and the ink dries with the colour remaining vivid and strong. The other positive was it … More Spotlight Sunday [Liz]
I always knew I wanted to do something creative. At a young age I always sat in the corner of the playground drawing Pokémon into a small sketch book, being somewhat obsessed with the franchise. School was always difficult for me as I couldn’t find the time be creative. The teachers were supportive but they … More My humble beginnings