Penarth art exhibition a real hit with public
4:20pm Sunday 29th July 2012 in News
SATURDAY evening saw the launch of the latest exhibition by father and son Aneurin and Meirion Jones at the Washington Gallery.
More than one hundred people crowded into the gallery to view the exhibition for the first time in the presence of the artists themselves.
After the official opening by Lucy Owen from the BBC a large queue quickly formed at the desk of Exhibition Manager, Abigail Trotman, of persons wishing to purchase paintings there and then.
Many of them were already the proud owners of works by one or other of the artists and were keen to add to their collection.
Aneurin is extremely proud of his son's achievements and told those present that, if he were a collector he would definitely buy Meirion's work - praise indeed from an artist whose work has been admired and treasured for such a long time.
Chairman of the gallery sub-committee, Tony Hazell, said: "We feel really proud and privileged to be able to mount such a wonderful exhibition by two such renowned Welsh artists.
"We see this particular exhibition as representing something of a renaissance for the Washington Gallery and we have an exciting programme for the rest of 2012 and the early part of next year."
The exhibition runs until August 7 and anyone wishing to purchase one of the paintings on display is advised to visit the gallery as soon as possible as many pieces have already been sold.