A COLLECTIVE of artists that creates a range of drawing, painting and prints has launched an exhibition of their work in Llangollen.

Llangollen Artists are a group of seven established, professional artists based in the town which use a variety of media and artistic techniques including film, installation, photography and textiles to make a diverse range of inspired work.

The exhibition will take place at the Llangollen Pavilion, the gallery-turned-café which has returned to its former status while the art is displayed between April 1 and June 14.

The artists include photographer Simon Collinge, former graphic designer for the BBC who captured more than 100 community groups and clubs in Llangollen in the style of Rembrandt.

The exhibition will also see the work of Carys Roberts, the print maker who who draws inspiration from her road trips through North Wales' wild and rural landscapes; Des Jones, the landscape and life study painter who you may have seen sketching in local pubs, coffee houses and even farmers markets as he attempts to recreate the animation of every day life; and Jenny Saltmarsh, who focuses on endangered wildlife and landscapes from around the world, as well as developing dragon-themed cartoon characters.

These will be joined by Llangollen Artists Louise Edwards, a self-taught portrait painter who seeks to capture the complex emotions that run through every human being; Phil Parker, retired horticulturalist from Dibleys Nursery, Ruthin who uses figurative art, symbolism, texture and colour to express his lifetime's worth of creative expertise; and the experienced environmental painter Richard Buxton.

The exhibition is open from 9am to 5pm.

For more information call the Llangollen Pavilion on 01978 860111 or email enquiries@llangollenpavilion.co.uk