We’ve been long time followers of Matt Small here at AM, so we read news of a new two person show in London with anticipation. The Way We Were pairs the locally based artist with Swansea-based Fran Williams, and opens at Signal Gallery on 28th March, with a preview evening scheduled for Wednesday the 27th. This is the first time we have come across Fran’s work, and her figurative work seems to be a good fit with Small’s own uniquely styled portraiture – his heavily textured renderings drenched with sentiment and narrative, each alluding a life story of the subject of his paintings through his expressive capture of emotion.

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