O Hospital do Coração do Dragão

  [by Dan Peterson, Cardiff]  The Dragon’s Heart Hospital was the name given to the Coronavirus Pandemic Field Hospital built on the pitch of the Millennium Stadium (currently known as the Principality Stadium) in Cardiff, Wales.  As we moved into lockdown I read much about the situation around the globe. As a War Artist, having […]

Aldeia de Rhiwbina, Cardiff

[By Dan Peterson, Cardiff] Here is a selection of drawings I’ve made over the past few months around the Village of Rhiwbina in Cardiff, Wales. Rhiwbina was developed as a garden suburb in the early 1900s based on the plan by Sir Raymond Unwin, a leading architect of the Garden City Movement. The first part […]

Casernas Maindy, Cardiff

[By Dan Peterson in Cardiff, Wales]  Maindy Barracks, in the Cathays area of Cardiff, opened in 1877. A military installation, originally the home of the 41st (Welch) Regiment of Foot and 69th (South Linconshire) Regiment of Foot. Home still to HQ 3rd Battalion, The Royal Welsh, HQ 157 (Welsh) Regiment RLC, 1344 (Cardiff) Squadron Air […]

Entre o Festival de Música das Árvores

[By Dan Peterson in Cardiff] Between the Trees is a community music festival held in a village called Rudry, close to Cardiff and Caerphilly in the beautiful South Wales countryside and showcases some of the UK and Ireland’s finest contemporary Folk, Americana and Acoustic-roots artists. Between the Trees is staged over two days and offers […]

Eleições Gerais no Reino Unido

[by Dan Peterson, Cardiff, Wales] Only a couple of months ago, I was drawing pictures of the UK Local Council Elections. This week I’ve been drawing pictures at a count for a UK General Election. Just back in March 2017 Prime Minister Theresa May said she would not call a General Election until 2020. Then, […]

Eleições do Conselho Local do Reino Unido - Cardiff

[By Dan Peterson in Cardiff.] Yesterday, 4th May 2017, people all over the United Kingdom voted for their local council representatives. I was invited as a guest of one of the candidates to attend the overnight count for a number of the areas in Cardiff, Wales. I thought this would be a great opportunity for […]

Dentro do Centro do Milénio no País de Gales, na Baía de Cardiff

[By Dan Peterson in Cardiff]   I was recently invited by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales to draw them at rehearsals in the BBC Hoddinott Hall – their home within the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay. During lunch managed to get this drawing done in my Moleskine from the café at one end of the centre. […]

Syrian peace vigil on Whitchurch Common, Cardiff

[By Dan Peterson in Cardiff] These drawings were made during a peace vigil held by Julie Morgan AM (Welsh Assembly Member) and Cardiff North Labour Party. The vigil was held on Whitchurch Common in Cardiff on a very cold February afternoon.

Biblioteca Antiga de Cardiff e Mercado de Natal

by Dan Peterson, Cardiff, Wales, UK Cardiff Old Library sits at the northern end of The Hayes in the heart of Cardiff City Centre. Originally built as Cardiff Free Library, Museum and Schools for Science and Art and opened in 1882. However, the facade to the front of the building, facing south, was added 14 […]

Dan Peterson

I started my career as a sign writer and illustrator but soon turned to the dark side of graphic design. For the next 20 years, or so, I progressed as a graphic designer to art director and creative director before deciding illustration was was my true calling. I’d always sketched and often at design briefs […]