Meirion Jones has followed in his artist father Aneurin’s footsteps and brushstrokes by creating a piece of art to mark Ceredigion being the feature county at the Royal Welsh Show next year.

Prints of Aneurin’s painting, which was created in 2010, the last time Ceredigion was the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society’s feature county, were sold to raise funds for the show and were deemed a huge success.

Now his son, Meirion, also a highly recognised artist, has created a painting for Sioe’r Cardis 2024, depicting a scene from the popular Barley Saturday Show and Parade. Much of Meirion’s work is inspired by Wales’ rural scenes and the beautiful West Wales coastline.

His original painting and prints will be sold to raise funds for Sioe’r Cardis 2024 and Wales Air Ambulance at a live auction at the Speed Shears Evening in Trefaes Fawr Farm, Beulah, Cardigan today (Friday), starting at 6pm.

This will be a fun-packed charity evening, attracting crowds form across Wales. The Speed Shears prizemoney is an impressive £1,500 with juniors, intermediate, senior, open, veteran, teams and even surprise celebrity heats.

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Denley Jenkins, president of Royal Welsh Agricultural Society’s Sioe’r Cardis 2024 (right) with artist Meirion Jones and his painting depicting Barley Saturday Show and Parade.