TWO EXCITING new exhibitions by local artists have been unveiled this February at Oriel y Parc Gallery and Visitor Centre in St Davids.

Following on from her successful residency in 2019, Fishguard-based artist Michaela Hollyfield returns to Oriel y Parc with a selection of her work in a solo exhibition.

Taith, which translates as journey, takes inspiration from the local landscape and the story of St Non.

Michaela said: "My work is concerned with motifs; which represent a symbolic metaphor to me personally, and the process of painting. The more I allow the painting process its own autonomy the more I hear what the painting is telling me.

"Painting has become about trusting the creative process and allowing the painting to emerge organically."

Influenced by the Symbolist painters Hodler and Munch, abstract expressionism and the work of Peter Doig, Michaela creates bright abstract pieces that explore the process of painting.

Taith will be on display in the St Davids Room until Monday, March 30.

Also exhibited in February, is A World of Small Stories by Yvette Brown.

A self-confessed teller of tall tales, Yvette uses tiny spaces for her artworks – from pewter people cavorting on driftwood, to birds that reveal their secrets inside repurposed books or express their opinions on Radio 4.

"I have a habit of cramming tall tales into small spaces," said Yvette. "I have recently been re-constructing books so that they tell a different story from the one they originally told, and I tell a lot of lies about birds.

"I also have a little gang of characters who walk about on pieces of driftwood and are kind enough to allow you to make up your own stories about them."

A world of small stories will be on display in the Discovery Room Windows until Friday, February 28.

Admission is free and the building is fully accessible.