This painting shows The Woolen Mill and Maesycwmmer House on the Maesycwmmer side of the Rhymney river - The river flows on the left of the painting.
It was painted in 1983 though I recall not being happy with the result so I removed the canvas from its stretchers, rolled it
up and it has been left in the attic since then. That is, until I decided to restretch it and give it a repaint in May 2018 and it now looks like a new painting - worth the time and effort.
What prompted me to add it here was a phone call from an elderly lady.
She mentioned her husband was born at the wool mill and asked if I had any history of the place.
I can recall looking for info' but at the time it came to nothing.
Another chap phoned me from London and we had a good chat about the painting. He mentioned that he and members of his family were
evacuated during the war to Cefn-Hengoed - 2 minutes drive from here.
His 83 year old sister as a 14 year old was in service in Maesycwmmer House shown in the painting, so he was pleased to find this painting.
As with all my paintings, I make every effort to paint the subject as it is and this painting follows this theme.
Mr Carney from London writes :
Dear Sir, Thanks very much for the lovely print which arrived safely. Yours sincerely T. Carney