A SELF-TAUGHT artist from Ammanford will be exhibiting her work at the birthplace of a Welsh legend this month.

Cara Gibson, of Tirydail, was asked to host an art exhibition at 5 Cwmdonkin Drive – the birthplace of poet Dylan Thomas earlier this year.

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 building.

The opening of the exhibition will be on Saturday, 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.

Cara said: “I am so very very excited to be opening my own solo exhibition on October 20.

“I am so pleased that Geoff Haden asked me personally to put on this show which runs until just before Christmas at the Childhood home of one of Wales’ most iconic legends! One of my heroes and a wonderful character.

“Dylan Thomas’ poems and his writing are so full of symbols and imagery that they have inspired me to create a collection of colourful paintings and pastel drawings. All one-off pieces.

“I have interpreted the lines and quotes into my art that I personally think would have made Dylan smile.

“I want all my guests at the opening to have a really enjoyable afternoon with my Art and the magic of the house which inspired so much of his work.”

The exhibition opening takes place from 12pm until 4pm.

There will be wine and nibbles for guests at the launch.

“I am looking forward to showing everyone my take on ‘And Death shall have no dominion,’ ‘Do not go gentle into that good night,’ ‘The force that through the green fuse drives the flower’ and many more,” the mother of four said.

“I have entitled the show “Buttermilk and Whippets” because I absolutely loved this line from ‘Under Milkwood’ and I visualised the painting in my imagination straight away and had to include this.

“I want this to be representation of my personality enjoying the wonderful imagination of Dylan and there is no better place to display my art than the place he was born and grew up in.

“I hope he would have smiled at what I have created and had a glass or two of wine with me to celebrate.”

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 in 2016.