Earlier in the week I talked about a painting I had shared across social media numerous times but I never posted about it on my website. It was a painting I planned on video recording the creative process where I showed the various steps in creating one of my paintings while using a newer technique … More Patrisha: Developing my paintings [Autism Awareness Week]
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!
My artwork has been a platform for discussing my mental health with other for years now and I have had varying different therapies to help me along through life. While my mental state hasn’t been “cured” I have been able to gain a better perspective on it and I’m often aware why I’m feeling a … More My mental health and CBT
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]