AN exhibition of paintings and collage by Deborah Withey will go on display at Hammet House in Llechryd on Friday, August 22.

After an award-winning career as a creative director and illustrator in the United States, Deborah emigrated to Wales in 2009 to set up a studio and home in St Davids.

She has exhibited in New York and London and her work is held in private collections around the world.

This is her 10th exhibition in Wales, the latest being the ‘Coracles and the Teifi’ collection.

Deborah said: “A coracle is a hand-made work of art. Each one, like the pieces in this exhibition, is an expression of its maker.

“I work to create emotive visuals that capture both coracle fishing and the character of the Teifi by combining bold compositions with the use of colour, movement and texture.”

Deborah has chosen to launch this exhibition alongside the Teifi where the river, the boats, and their place in the history are most understood.

‘Coracles and the Teifi’ is a continuation of Deborah’s Croesi/Crossings series, which has been supported by the Arts Council of Wales.

The launch takes place on August 22 and is open to everyone and will be a celebration of creativity, craftsmanship and local food.

The event will begin with a champagne and canapé reception followed by the opportunity to hear Deborah talk about her work and a Cilgerran coracler talk about the tradition of coracle fishing on the Teifi.

For more information and to RSVP for the open evening contact Hammet House at 01239 682382 or at

The exhibition runs until November 1.