John McCracken – His Work and Influence

January-April 2011: an exhibition at Hartlepool Art Gallery, ‘John McCracken – His Work and Influence’, included two of Nerys’s paintings: ‘Royalist under Wraps’ (1994), and ‘Mother and Daughter’ (1992), see below. They were shown alongside works by Frank Auerbach, Francis Bacon, Lucian, Freud, and others. John McCracken (1936-82), a friend and colleague of Nerys’s, was an artist, a gifted poet, jazz musician and an Art lecturer.