Mid-edit drawing for a children’s book.

Drawing for the children’s book I’m working on written by a group in Port Talbot with writer Mike Church. 33475131_10217105915909512_1846525338130055168_n.jpg

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Funeral Etiquette at The Andrew Buchan Bar, Cardiff.

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Funeral Etiquette (2014) by Osian Grifford

A very nice summary by John Richard Wilson, of my work currently showing at the Andrew Buchan Bar in Cardiff:

http://johnrichardwilson.wixsite.com/buchaneer-gallery/single-post/2016/09/26/How-is-your-Funeral-Etiquette-PORTRAIT-11-OSIAN-GRIFFORD

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The Andrew Buchan Pub, Albany Rd, Cardiff Art and Music Hub

The Andrew Buchan bar is my local and has in recent years become one of Cardiff’s more authentic art and music hubs.

I will post more on this when I have the time.


Bridgey ap Bridgeface

I’ve designed a new Welsh flag.
I hope Tory MP and Secretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns will help make it official.

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Tryweryn: A Nation Awakes by Owain Williams

My Grandfather, Owain Williams in his 2016 book writes with a strong sense of narrative and an impeccable memory about his time on the run from MI5 and Special Branch for his part in attempting to stop the Tryweryn valley being flooded in an important time in Welsh history.
He also writes about his current democratic relationship with mainstream politics as a Councillor, and leader of Llais Gwynedd.
I really recommend it for anyone wanting to learn about recent Welsh history and about the fascinating personal experience of people who recognise and resist overbearing and violent political powers.

Buy it, read it, and keep retelling.

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emyr llwyelyn, john albert, and owen williams (also known as Oawin Williams) reuniting at Tryweryn in 2013. Photocredit to Dailypost.co.uk

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from left: Phil ap Siarl, Owain Williams, Cayo Evans, Gethin ap Gruffydd, and Twm Twm (from Caerarfon), 1969. Photo taken from Tryweryn: a Nation Awakes by Owain Williams (2016)


Book Review for The Mouse and the Coal Mine

“The Mouse and The Coal Mine – My favourite children’s book so far this year!”

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‘The Mouse and the Coal Mine’ by Petra Publishing

Book review for The Mouse and the Coal Mine, from August 2017.  Click on the link below:

https://www.freerangekidsuk.co.uk/single-post/2017/08/19/The-Mouse-and-The-Coal-Mine—My-favourite-childrens-book-so-far-this-year

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‘The Mouse and the Coal Mine’ by Petra Publishing


Cardiff – All the colours of the grey rainbow!

Cardiff – All the colours of the grey rainbow!


A couple of weeks ago I met someone who was quite fiery about a lot of really dodgy local politics and it was good to see their enthusiasm and get some inside knowledge.
But then they told me they’d also been campaigning for years to get all the graffiti painted over, with navy blue paint
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All the colours of the grey rainbow – drawing by osian grifford

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Cardiff – All the colours of the rainbow by osian grifford


Young Carers book

Last night I finished drawing and editing the images for a book written by Young Carers, through workshops with writer Mike Church in Bridgend – I’ll post relevant links and couple of pics of the physical book when it’s in print – This one was a really good story to work on – basically together we just smashed out a Jungle Book.

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