WREXHAM Museum is working with a talented local artist to create a display showcasing his local landmark designs.

Wrexham Museum has approached local artist Michael Jones, 35, to create and celebrate the town's architectural and natural landmarks after missing out on the chance to buy one of his original pieces.

The project manager of the museum first noticed Mikey's artwork when he produced a mural showing the Wrexham skyline that stretched around two walls of the old Wrexham Arts Centre.

The Leader: Michael's board designs for the museumMichael's board designs for the museum (Image: Wrexham Museums)

It was a wonderful way of highlighting that Wrexham is interesting, Wrexham is worth painting and that local people can be proud of their home town.

In the years since then, Mikey Jones has produced a series of paintings of landmarks around Wrexham, across Wales and abroad.

Jonathon Gammond, Wrexham Museum Project Manager, said: "It is very difficult to get one of his original paintings for the museum collection. We tried to purchase the painting Mikey did of the now demolished police station, but were outbid by the Police & Crime Commissioner.

"Eventually I approached him and asked if he would be willing to let the museum reproduce some of his paintings to feature in a display on the museum forecourt."

"Mikey selected nine of his landmark paintings and provided an explanation as to why he painted each Wrexham landmark.

"He has been really positive about the display, which is a reflection of his character. He is also a big Wrexham FC fan so our two Football Museum Engagement Officers will be making a short promotional film about his art."

Michael has said the whole experience has been incredibly rewarding as a local Wrexham artist.

He said: "I thought it’s such a lovely idea to share my previous paintings which showcase the beauty with have in the local area as well as the interring historical architecture too. 


"I love painting different scenes in Wrexham, I’ve been doing it since about 2012.

"A lot has changed since then it’s great to see people more invested in the community and proud of being from Wrexham.

"The success of Wrexham AFC has obviously been a big impact but I think more and more people are discovering the beautiful aspects of our town and its down to earth people."