As I’m writing this post I currently have over 50 responses for my latest art project, which is wildly above what I expected for such a short time looking for responses so thank you. The autistic online community has really come through and provided me with some incredibly sad but useful responses for a series … More My latest collaboration art project
****This project has now concluded, keep an eye on Messy Miscreation to see the outcome*** ***This projects collaboration deadline has been extended until October the 15th 2017*** **Warning: This artist brief is a proposal to create artwork using a mixture of typography and my own painting style. This will include sensitive and potentially upsetting … More Autistic Adults, I’m seeking your input on an art project [Concluded]
It goes to show what a willing group of artists and one crazy big eared man can do for charity. It was only a month ago I came up with the idea to host a art sale to raise money for charity. I posted on social media seeking artists that would be willing to help … More We made £244 for Mind!
In yesterdays post I briefly went over a particular coping mechanism I had developed for my volunteered shifts at my local Oxfam charity shop. In today’s post I wanted to cover another side to my creative process that I developed during those shifts to cope with the situations I would get into. I started volunteering … More Till Receipt Doodles: A documentation of anxiety [Autism Awareness Week]
When you study Fine Art at Uni you are encouraged to reflect upon the work you have created. As it’s swiftly approaching two years since I graduated from Coventry University I wanted to reflect on the style of work I was producing back then in comparison to the techniques I use now. Since University I … More Revisiting old work [A painting for Autism Awareness Week]
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!
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
During June I went quiet. My artist social media was barely touched and my studio space empty. My work is centred around the relationship we share with mental health and unfortunately mine got the better of me. A combination of things led to this hiatus and none of it was planned or could be escaped. … More Stress, Anxiety and the grinding of teeth.
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]
Back in April I announced that I wanted to begin a project to take me out of my comfort zone. I had found my way back into a continuous groove of creating work but became weary that if I continued the same style without changing anything I wouldn’t develop along the way. Not My Problem … More Not My Problem (The outcome)