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Original Welsh art for sale by Osian Gwent

Art by Osian opened for business in January 2019. The art gallery is in the centre of Llanidloes. Osian creates expressive, original Welsh landscape art paintings for sale. Osian’s paintings sell throughout the U.K. as well as international sales to North America, Europe and Asia.

“I would encourage everyone to take the opportunity to visit his studio and gallery in Llanidloes to view a slection of his modern and contemporary artwork”

Russell George Assembly Member for Wales

Osian’s original Welsh landscape art paintings are both contemporary and expressive. His landscape oil paintings are about Wales which is where he mainly gets his inspiration from. He is a prolific artist and produces several paintings a week. His work is constantly evolving. In addition, he explores news ideas that often develop during the painting process. He will often explore this as a theme within a body of new work.

Osian exhibits locally as well as throughout the region. Recently, he held a solo exhibition of Welsh landscape art paintings for sale at the Welsh Assembly in Cardiff.

Welsh Assembly member Russell George with contemporary Welsh Artist Osian Gwent
Solo exhibition at The Senedd (Welsh Assembly) Cardiff. Pictured with Assembly Member Russell George.

Landscape paintings about Wales

Sales have been good all year round. The best week of the year saw 12 original Welsh landscape art paintings for sale across the world. The most bizarre sale occurred during the summer. Having lived in Atlanta GA for 12 years, I was most surprised to sell an original landscape painting to a couple from Staffordshire who now live in Atlanta just a few streets away from my former home!

The gallery has been busy with the sale of original Welsh landscape art in the lead up to Christmas. By the same token, buyers and collectors have gone for more contemporary landscape paintings.

In 2020 there will be an opportunity to exhibit in London once again as well as exhibiting for the first time in Derry Northern Ireland later next year. Consequently, the ideas for the latter exhibition are to integrate landscape paintings of Wales and Northen Ireland.

Contemporary Welsh landscape artist

Contemporary landscape painting by Osian Gwent

Welsh landscape art

Landscape art is my favourite genre. As a contemporary landscape painter and landscape artist, I get to express what it personally means to me through painting. The Welsh landscape is a part of who I am. It inevitably shows up as a sense of atmosphere and movement in my painting, because I am so familiar with its elements.

There’s something monumnetally special about being out in the landscape alone. I feel overwhelmed by beauty of creation.

Osian Gwent

I have a special affinity with the Welsh landscape, especially the Black Mountains. Fortunately, I am blessed to know them well. They represent home to me, even though I now live in mid-Wales. It’s true to say that I have a deep connection with this part of the world. The Welsh landscape continues to inspire my painting to this day. Particularly on extremely stormy days!

Finding the essence of contemporary landscape painting

I have always enjoyed landscape painting. I look at landscapes very differently these days. This approach is reflecting more and more in my drawing and painting. Basically, I want to represent the essence of what the landscape is saying to me. And quite often in a contemporary landscape painting, its the simplicity of the underlying shape and form that gives it a unique structure.

I enjoy landscape painting. I look at contemporary landscape paintings by other contemporary landscape artists and I feel inspired. Firstly, it was about the details. Now, I tend to look at and observe the landscape differently. it’s more personal now. Attempting to make the unseen, seen. This approach seems to be reflecting more and more in my drawing and painting.

I was trained to do detail but it doesn’t do it for me anymore. Instead, I’d rather capture simplicity. Here, I look at structure and form and break it down into simple shapes. What draws my attention is the mood and atmosphere. Thus, by working quickly, I transfer energy and movement into my painting. For me, as a landscape painter, my subject is never static.

It begins with a simple sketch

I take my sketchbook everywhere. Every contemporary landscape painter needs to. I draw a few simple lines to capture the basic structure. After that, I simply look and observe. Then I take mental notes. For instance, I study movement or changes in colour. Then back in the studio, I allow the painting to dictate to me a remembered reality.

Now, let’s talk about the contemporary landscape painting below. My eyes were drawn towards the distant hills. I chose to represent them as a block of colour and a simple outline. Next, I painted them in a grey/purple oil colour as this helped to make them recede into the landscape painting. The day was windy and therefore I wanted to capture that movement.

contemporary landscape painting
Modern | Contemporary | Expressive Art

In addition, my recent landscape paintings featured in a solo contemporary landscape exhibition in the Welsh Assembly Cardiff.

Contemporary landscape paintings for sale

So, do come to visit me in my art gallery in mid-Wales. My studio and gallery is open six days a week from Mon-Sat and features my latest work. Private viewings are welcome. Send me an email via my contact me page. Drop by and see me at work. Likewise, everyone is welcome to come for a chat and I am happy to share my techniques.

Finally, my gallery and Instagram account feature additional contemporary landscape paintings.

Osian Gwent Welsh contemporary landscape artist.