Michael Sheen Hollywood Actor
London Exhibition with the actor Michael Sheen

Empowering Identity

I am all about empowering identity.

At 47, I owned a beautiful Elizabethan home. I paid off a 25 year mortgage in 12 years, through saving and hard work.

I remarried at 49. 

5 years later, I owned two suitcases. I lost the love of my life, my step family, my beautiful home, my two businesses, my life savings and my identity. Because I gave away my power, appeasing a toxic relationship of control and manipulation.

Divorce, fuelled by greed to take everything, left my life emotionally broken and shattered into pieces. I lost it all. Except my faith.

A gift emerged from this experience. “When you have nothing, you have everything“. I learned my purpose. I learned my why. My purpose is greater than my art. I serve my mission.

My passion is to ignite others to take back their power and their identity. I live to inspire others to rebuild and create an abundant and triumphant life of extraordinary value and worth.

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Thank you, Osian. I really enjoyed and felt inspired by our conversation! My motivation and energy are up and your story is profound and says a lot about  how you have and are “walking your talk”, how you are that empowered identity. I love “enjoying the delights of overcoming the impossible” and your mission really does ignite, call out so many of us who have given our power away and not kept self-honoring boundaries to reclaim and rebuild the magnificence of who we really are living “an extraordinary life of abundant value”. Havi Nevada USA

About contemporary Welsh landscape artist Osian Gwent


at work in the studio



7 visits to a painting – a blog post

Especially poignant while the pandemic continues, Osian Gwent is utilising his acute awareness of isolation, lived experiences, and raw emotions to create artworks that invite and provoke us into joyful states with the resources we have within ourselves. His paintings provide attractive safe spaces to fulfil some of our timeless needs for support doing this”.

Elizabeth Lymer Writer and Author
Agape Love

Playing in the Sand

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Osian Gwent
oil on canvas 4′ x 4′ 2021

About Osian Gwent's contemporary art gallery

Art by Osian

3 Short Bridge Street Llanidloes SY18 6AD
0800 999 1953

About international art sales

International Sales

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About The Fine Art Trade Guild

It is fantastic to welcome an artist of Osian’s standing into the Guild”

Louise Hay Managing Director
Fine Art Trade Guild

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Member 2020
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Contemporary Modern Art

Recent notable exhibitions included a four-month solo exhibition at the Welsh Parliament in Cardiff. In addition, the National Library of Wales requested permission to archive his latest work. Osian will be exhibiting in Sussex in May, thereafter Manchester and Derry Northern Ireland later this year”. 

Source Welsh Country Magazine 2020
NB Sussex, Manchester and Derry Exhibitions were cancelled due to Covid-19
The Short Bridge Street Gallery ‘Art by Osian’ opened in January 2019. Osian’s work sells to international collections across the world from this gallery deep in the heart of mid Wales.


Osian spent four years at art school studying fine art. Traditional figurative painting and drawing is a good base start from. Osian enjoys painting with more expressive freedom. It’s a place where he ventures to disconnect from the rules. “I get to enjoy the simple act of manipulating paint. I focus on the simplicity of shape, colour and texture, whilst layering thin glazes and thicker bolder energetic statements of paint.

“There is something about being immersed in the Welsh landscape that stimulates my creativity. I begin by sketching and painting a series of small colour studies out in the wilderness. I enjoy the isolation and the vulnerability of being outdoors, whilst experiencing the intensity of the landscape”. 

His works reveal a hidden emotion, that he translates into a personal response and representation of a half-remembered reality. He does this through shape, form, movement, contrast, light and texture. “If I can keep it loose and fresh whilst throwing my energy into a spontaneous mess, that’s when I truly connect. I am in a constant pursuit of that raw connection”.

Osian refers to his wilderness sketches and studies and then develops his ideas back in the studio. “From here on, I paint intuitively. I give the painting permission to lead. My work is merely an act of submission to an emotion”.

Welsh Country Magazine

About the new gallery in Wales
expressive • contemporary • modern art

Celf gan Osian
(Art by Osian)
3 Short Bridge Street
Wales SY18 6AD

Open Monday – Saturday
Private appointments welcome
COVID Compliant

0800 999 1953