‘Art by Osian’ Short Bridge Street Llanidloes Powys Wales
I grew up on a council estate in South Wales during the
I moved to England to study fine art painting and sculpture in my twenties. I lived in Asia for 9 years and the States for 12 years. I moved back to Wales in 2016.
My work has been exhibited in
The gallery is open Mon to Fri 10-2 and Sat 11-4. I am typically there beyond those hours. Scheduled private appointments are welcomed.
Life as a fine art painter
I’m happiest when I see beyond detail. I love expressing the essence of the subject and what it means to me, often through movement of paint, contrast, light and texture. If I can keep it loose whilst throwing my energy into a spontaneous mess that’s when I connect.
I draw upon my personal life experience and illustrate this into my work. Traditionally trained, I spent four years at art school, as a figurative fine art painter. I drift into the abstract. It’s a place I venture into to disconnect from the rules. I get to enjoy the simple act of manipulating paint. I focus on the simplicity of shape, colour, texture whilst layering thin glazes and thicker bolder energetic statements of paint. My recent work is constantly evolving into an expressive, intuitive, contemporary modern art style.
I represented Wales at the 2018 Contemporary Welsh Art Exhibition in London and exhibit regionally throughout the country. Furthermore, I am a supporter of the arts council in Cymru /Wales.