ON to January 18, one of the current exhibitions at the Machynlleth MOMA galleries, Daniel J. Yeoman’s “North to South - A Very Welsh Exhibition”, is the artist’s swansong show in this country, at least for the time being.

The classically-trained portrait and landscape artist has been based at Montgomery for the last few years but is moving to Switzerland with his girlfriend Alicia.

Daniel has been a favourite at the Willow Gallery in Oswestry and his final exhibitions have included a show at Ludlow entitled “Unlikely Sitters” with portraits of people connected to him who would not normally sit for a painting.

His other works include a portrait of the Montgomery Town Crier Sue Blower.

This year the National Library of Wales added “Self portrait no.3” to their iconic collection and Daniel’s painting of friend Tim was also selected for the Jackson’s art award. His work also hangs in collections worldwide.

Daniel continues to paint his works from life using this method and enjoys all the advantages of painting in situ working with the changing seasons and natural light.

The current Machynlleth exhibition provides a pictorial journey through Wales over the four seasons.

In between commissions, Daniel explored Wales to create a painted explorative journey of the most-loved and hidden treasures of Wales. The result is this collection of oil landscapes inspired by nature and light that has taken two years to paint. Naturalistic in style with brush strokes that can be seen and admired.

“There is no accounting for the welsh weather - I encountered every type possible and sometimes all in a days work!” said Daniel.