A cancer survivor has been the muse for a new exhibition from a Launceston artist. Malcom Bywaters created Silent Space while his wife, Danielle, was undergoing cancer treatment. Bywaters said late at night he would go outside and into his studio to paint. IN OTHER NEWS: "Oddly through this whole experience, I found the time to be able to paint and search for my own space and my own thinking while Danielle and our family were undergoing the cancer journey," he said. The artist would look at landscapes around him while he was driving his wife to appointments, or sitting in the waiting room - which became the subject of his work. "There's some tears here, there's some heartbreak, and there's a bit of humour too." The works use recycled materials and start off rather dark, before becoming lighter in colour and tone later in the cancer journey. Mrs Bywaters said she felt overwhelmed to be the muse of the exhibit but thought it was therapeutic for her husband to express his emotions through creative practice. "Like other people through COVID-19, there was some isolation, and especially having cancer treatment. It's a bit like a blur now, but I think it's really important to find a mode to express yourself," she said. The exhibition will be on show at Launceston College's Gallows Gallery until March 25. All sales will be donated to Cancer Council Tasmania.