A self-taught artist from Ammanford will be exhibiting her work at the birthplace of a Welsh legend this Autmun.

Cara Gibson, of Tirydail, has been asked to host an art exhibition at 5 Cwmdonkin Drive – the birthplace of poet Dylan Thomas.

Geoff Haden, the owner of the house, which is situated in the Uplands, Swansea restored the property himself to how it was originally, and he approached Cara to host an exhibition at the landmark this Autmun.

The opening of the exhibition will be on October 20 and will run through Dylan’s birthday on October 27 and through the 10-year anniversary to the house being open the public.

The show will run up until Christmas with plenty of opportunity for guests to go along and visit while enjoying the house where the Welsh poet was born and raised.

The mother-of-four said: “I am a self-taught artist and being asked to put on a show of my own in such an important place is a dream come true.

“I am so delighted that Geoff has asked me to take part in the exhibition.

“I adore Dylan Thomas and was brought up as a child with his poetry and stories. My mother and grandmother were huge fans of his and it such a privilege for me.”

Cara is hosting an official launch on Saturday, October 20 between 12pm and 4pm for friends and family which is set to be an exciting afternoon for the artist.

“I have donated my painting of the young Dylan ‘A Colourful Mind’ to the house because I have always felt he belongs there,” said the artist.

“I also have a drawing in Dylan’s bedroom that I was asked to interpret as if he had drawn it.

“I cannot explain how excited I am about this opportunity and the join all the talented artists who have exhibited there.

“It is a great honour and I promise to put on a colourful show of art with my paintings and pastel drawings. All being one off originals for this show.”

This isn’t the first time the artist has been involved in an exhibition.

In 2015, one of Cara’s paintings featured at an exhibition at the Senedd and was later given the opportunity to host a full solo exhibition at the home of the Welsh Government the following year.