A TREFIN artist who has been inspired to create more than 100 paintings by her battle with cancer is the latest to exhibit at Oriel y Parc in St Davids.

Barbara Price began producing a visual diary of her experience when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in December 2012. Her exhibition My Journey Through Cancer and Beyond includes selection of these images, as well as more recent work inspired by the North Pembrokeshire landscape.

Having now recovered, Barbara hopes the visual diary will show how painting can help deal with such struggles and encourage women to have mammograms in order to identify any potential problems early and make a positive outcome more likely.

Oriel y Parc Interim Manager Emma Bowen said: “This exhibition demonstrates how Barbara takes inspiration from every aspect of her life, from the people she meets, to the local scenery and her life experiences.

“Her work also shows how art can inspire and support people during difficult times in their lives.”

Barbara said: “Living here in North Pembrokeshire gives me an endless supply of inspiration with its wildness and intensity of light and colour. I have now been living here for 22 years and the local people have been a constant inspiration and support for me over the years.

“Although having breast cancer is life-changing, my painting has become my way of overcoming the stresses of waiting for results and tests and I appreciate the simple things in life much more now.”

Barbara has exhibited widely and her work is in private collections worldwide including the Arton Gallery in Kyoto Japan.

She also paints portraits of local people and takes great pleasure in teaching art to adults, something she has done for nearly 20 years.

Barbara's exhibition will be on display in the Tower and Cafe at Oriel y Parc until February 28, 2015.