Suicide Squad of South Wales

I first came up with this idea for this after seeing a post on Facebook by a postal worker:

I started looking at the parallel’s between keyworkers and the original DC Comic characters of the Suicide Squad.

Suicide Squad: A secret government agency recruits some of the most dangerous incarcerated super-villains to form a defensive task force. Their first mission: save the world from the apocalypse.

Anti heroes who put their lives at risk to save the world!

Until the onset of the Corona Virus and several months of Lockdown, our keyworkers were very much under valued. But these were the jobs that held our communities together when everything else was shut down. They risked their lives every time they went to work, when the majority of the population were under instruction to stay at home, without these keyworkers our civilisation would have fallen apart.

I wanted to make a piece of work to show how much they have been appreciated throughout this whole episode, so I replaced the original Suicide Squad characters with real people who were keyworkers throughout this time.

Suicide Squad of South Wales: Keyworkers employed to do the most dangerous jobs on the frontline, whilst protecting the public from the risk of contracting the Corona Virus.
Their everyday job: to keep civilisation ticking over.

From left to right:

Aimee Monk
Supermarket employee at Sainsbury’s, Pontypridd

Judith Griffiths
Senior care assistant The Laurels Care Home, Aberdare. Rhondda Cynon Taff

Simon James.
Recycling and Refuse Operative for Pembrokeshire County Council.

Alan Davies-Camplin
Butcher at Andrew Rees Butchers, Narberth

Paul Aston Jones
Keyworker in the Welsh Ambulance Service, Frontline EMS in Pembrokeshire 

Rhodri Davies-Camplin
Primary school teacher for Newport County Council

Extra duties performed during lockdown:
*Delivering food parcels, free school meals, learning packs (including pens, pencils, paper etc for our underprivileged families).
*Working in the hub for key worker children.
*very regular contact with pupils and parents through seesaw (online learning tool), phone calls, video chats.

Terri Camplin
Postal Worker for Royal Mail,Aberdare. Rhondda Cynon Taff

Delivering more parcels than the run up to Christmas as people couldn’t go shopping they ordered everything online.

Nadia Lloyd
PCSO Dyfed Powys Police Pembroke Dock Pembrokeshire

Educating and enforcing new Covid-19 laws and rules brought in by Welsh Assembly

Barry John MBE
Military Charity peer mentor and Founder of the VC Gallery Organisation, Pembrokeshire and West Wales

Extra duties performed during lockdown:
Actively making sure our Veterans, their families and the community have support during lockdown. With food, mental health support, medical liaisions and hospital admissions. Making sure our members are still active creatively and mentally during the pandemic.

Flowers for Mother’s Day?


There are many traditional celebrations of mothers and motherhood that exist throughout the world, dating back thousands of years and in some countries, Mother’s Day is still associated with these older traditions.

The modern Mother’s Day began in the United States by Anna Jarvis in the early 20th century, when she held a memorial for her mother and then later campaigned to make Mother’s Day a national holiday in the United States, this first became a recognised holiday in 1905.

Mother’s day is now celebrated all over the world, although each country has different dates, here in the United Kingdom we celebrate Mothering Sunday, which falls on the fourth Sunday of Lent, this year that will be 22nd March.

The giving of flowers to the mother figure seems to have begun with the Christian faith, dedicated to the figure of the Virgin, bringing her the first of the fresh spring flowers.

This year why not give your mother a painting of flowers, which will last a lifetime!

If you do not see your mother’s favourite flower here, I am happy to accept commissions, please email me on

2019 The Year In Review

I have worked on some amazing mural projects over the past year…


Not forgetting the Puffin Project in Haverfordwest, where I painted 32 puffins on shop fronts over the space of a weekend in July!

Wales is a beautiful place and I have been lucky to have been able to work outdoors, painting some of the views….

View from St Gwynno Forest
Marloes Coastal Path
Carn Llidi Bychan
The Fall of the White Meadow
Freshwater East
Holyland Woods
Pentre Ifan
Milford Haven Refinery
St Mary’s Church Haverfordwest
Angle View

Throughout the year I picked up a few pet portraits…

Mickey and Twix
Sybil and Elspeth
Reggie and Oz
Cassie & Zayne


I still have some work on show at the VC Galleries in Pembroke Dock and Haverfordwest.
I moved to Rhondda Cynon Taff in June 2019 and I am now looking for somewhere local to this area that I can show some of my work.

Here’s looking forward to 2020 and new challenges!

Crow Pyrography

crow 2 pyrography

Decided I needed another crow, as the first pyrography crow was sold during Purbeck Art Weeks

I used my last piece of Hazel wood, in fact my last piece of wood completely! Must get some more! If anyone has any interesting off-cuts please let me know, they need to be reasonably pale in colour so that the burn marks show.


Egret Collagraphs

I managed to get 7 prints off in the end from my double plated collagraph of the Egret and it’s reflection. The first 2 prints were on plain white paper, the following 5 were done on old watercolour paintings.

With thanks to Laura Evans for the use of her printing press and for having me in her venue for the past 2 weeks of Purbeck Art Weeks.