Artist Directory

In the Cynon Valley Museum shop, we are committed to showcasing local artists and their wonderful work!

Here you can find out more about the artists we stock in our shop.  Learn more about them, how they started creating and how you can support them.

Barbara Castle

Barbara Castle Barbara was born in London and has lived and worked in South Wales since her early twenties, for 30 years in an isolated farmhouse in the Valleys and it is here that she and her husband bought up their two sons. Having sat her Art ‘A’ level at the age of 15 Barbara [...]

Elaine Lippard

Elaine Lippard Elaine is a tutor in Coleg y Cymoedd working with students with learning disabilities. She trained as a Ceramicist and has taught Art and Pottery for 25 years in College and through RCT's adult education service, which is no longer running. Elaine started doing beading at the suggestion of one of her class [...]

Elaine Ward

Elaine Ward Elaine Ward has lived in Aberdare all her life, and many years ago began making jewellery “because it was something I always wanted to do”.  Her hobby has become a passion. By attending courses, tutorials and reading many books her skills and her portfolio have grown. She now makes necklaces, bracelets, earrings, pendants [...]

Lee Shott

Lee Shott Born in Aberdare and with an M.A in fine art, Lee Shott has exhibited throughout Wales. Lee’s work Combine observations with diverse approaches to painting; he subjectively captures the contemporary culture of communities throughout South Wales. Lee's work focuses on human interactions and the idiosyncrasies based on his participation in day-to-day life; from [...]

Mark Zytnyski

Mark Zytynski I am a photographer with a passion for Trees and Woodlands! Trees provide us with food, shelter, shade and fuel and are vital to our survival on earth in the face of man-made climate change. But, just as important to me as a photographer, trees also possess a natural beauty of form. This [...]

Roy Carr

Roy Carr Roy was born in 1959. He was brought up in the north east of England and came to south Wales in 1978 to study English in University College Cardiff. He has lived in south Wales ever since and currently lives in Bedlinog. Roy has a passion for photography. He specialises in landscape and documentary work. [...]

Susan M. Barber

Susan M. Barber I’ve loved drawing and painting since I was a child. For over thirty years since I completed my Fine Art Degree, I maintained my interest by painting in my spare time. Since 2014, (when I was given early retirement), I have been so fortunate to be able to devote far more time [...]

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