Autism Awareness Week is swiftly approaching and along with a series of blog posts I will be raising money for National Autistic Society through my online art store. The NAS is the leading UK charity for autistic people and do wonderful work for many individuals on the spectrum, including myself. They have given me many … More Raising money for the National Autistic Society!
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)
Over the summer of 2016 I continued to work with drawing inks and perspex but was beginning to drift into what I call playing with materials. This habit started during my third year in University as I had a desire to paint all sorts of objects with drawing inks. I enjoyed covering a 3D surface … More The birth of Dave [Playing with new materials]
Two Months ago I wrote a post about Pokemon Go! and the benefits it has given me as an autistic adult. Now time has passed I wanted to reflect on how the game has become a part of my life and how it is continuing to help me through anxiety. Pokemon has always been a … More Pokemon Go! Two Months later
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?
Whether you like it or not, Pokemon Go is everywhere. If you go into any town or city you will find people out and about catching Pokemon on their phones. It is the latest fad that has everyone hooked and like everything popular, it can get bad publicity. The unfortunate side to this game is … More Pokemon Go! and anxiety.