Following on from artist Jon Young’s successful Coastal Exhibition last year, John and Vicky Smout will be hosting a second art exhibition at The Keys in St. Martins on 2-4 October. To continue the commemoration of the closure of Ifton Colliery, a second artist, Holly Hayward, will also exhibit.

Holly Hayward, from Hordley, whose grandfather worked at Ifton Colliery, has drawn upon her personal links to the local coal mining industry and interviews with many former miners to produce paintings with a personal touch under the theme “The Miner’s Lamp”. The numbers on the lamps can be traced back to their owners and the stories from the lamps’ owners are a feature of her work, as well as the rich vivid colours of the now redundant machinery.

Jon Young will be exhibiting a range of beautifully colourful artwork from his collections of “People and Places” daily from 12-8pm.

Image: Artist Jon Young left with John Smout, owner of The Keys St Martins in front of Jon’s painting ‘Menai Straits’