A LANDSCAPE painter will mark his 60th birthday with 60 works of art in Llanrwst this month.

Stephen John Owen will celebrate his landmark birthday with silent mountains and roaring seas at Ffin y Parc Gallery.

Born in Caernarfon in 1959, Stephen now lives in Groeslon, near Penygroes and now the self-taught artist will share his love of the countryside in his largest show to date,.

Mr Owen said: "All the paintings in this exhibition have a very personal meaning for me.

“They are made of memories, some of them from right back when I was a child.

“I used to love travelling round the North Wales countryside, everything was a magical adventure.”

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Gallery owner Ralph Sanders said: “Stephen’s approach is open, simple and sincere.

“The work emerges from his love for and connection to these places and his desire to be absolutely nowhere else.”

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Also exhibiting at Ffin y Parc throughout February is popular ceramic artist Willie Carter of Wick in Northern Scotland, who is now settled in his studio in Wrexham, where he has been working for 25 years.

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Mr Sanders added: “This is the second show of his more sculptural works, following his sell-out show with us in 2017.

“His figures are full of energy and character and sure to raise a smile.”

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The joint exhibition of work by landscape artist Stephen John Owen at 60 and ceramics by Willie Carter is on display at Ffin y Parc Gallery, from Sunday, February 3 until Wednesday 27.

For more information, visit Ffin y Parc at Betws Road, Llanrwst, LL26 0PT or call 01492 642070.