A year ago artist David Hockney unveiled a new painting which featured bright yellow daffodils and was entitled “Do remember they can't cancel the spring” to lift the spirits of people around the world. With the arrival of spring and galleries being able to reopen during April, this sentiment still holds fast. It was with great disappointment that the annual Crickhowell Open Studios weekend and the Open Art exhibitions were cancelled, but the gallery is delighted to once again be welcoming visitors and resuming its exhibition programme for the rest of the year.
Much of the work in the oriel cric gallery will pay homage to the eternal joys of spring. Collectors and admirers of paintings by Tim Rossiter will find joy in his oil painting “Paradise Birds” while Martin Truefitt-Baker’s linoprint “Spring Swallows” and Kay Leverton’s scraperboard “Swallows Gathering” both embrace this exciting time of the year. Colour, light and variety all contribute to an uplifting exhibition which includes painting, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture and jewellery. The gallery is very pleased to be exhibiting new work by David Roy Kerton. His sought after acrylic paintings of the Welsh Valleys capture both atmosphere and a true sense of place and are sure to delight visitors to the gallery. A selection of paintings from Jantien Powell’s collection “Within a Mile: Portrait of a Village” evokes a similar sense of belonging and discovery. A new collection of ceramics by Michael Parry and Christine Baxter add to the variety.
The gallery is currently open between 10am and 4pm Monday to Saturday. The call and collect service will be retained. Delivery local to Crickhowell can be made free of charge and Collection can be arranged by contacting the gallery