Valleys artist overcomes depression to exhibit work

An Aberdare artist is about to exhibit his work for the first time, citing depression and anxiety as key reasons for his creative endeavours.

Glyn Brimacombe has been supported by Making Minds to exhibit his work at two Rhondda galleries.

Glyn’s collection of abstract art will go on display at Workers Gallery, Ynyshir, during April and May, before it goes onto Art in the Attic, at the Pop Factory, Porth, in June.

glyn pic 1Mostly working with acrylic paint on canvas, Glyn’s work also features the use of ultra violet reactive paint, which provides a unique experience when shown under a UV light.

“I’m extremely grateful for the support I’ve received to exhibit my work”, says Glyn, “It’s a dream come true to have my work on show. I went fifteen years without creating art as I’d lost my confidence. I’ve only returned to art in the last couple of years. Getting in touch with Making Minds has changed things for the better so quickly”.

Mark and Glyn meeting for the first time

Mark and Glyn meeting for the first time

Mark Smith, founder of Making Minds said: “We’re delighted that Glyn’s work will be exhibited. It’s a real step forward for him and he can only progress further from here. We’re grateful to the two galleries for their support. Glyn is showing that depression can be a source of inspiration in art, as well as something to overcome”.

Glyn’s work will be on show at Workers Gallery from 10th April until 17th May (Fri – Sun, 10am-5pm only), then at Art in the Attic 1st-12th June, Mon-Fri only, 10am-4pm.

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