A WELSH landscape artist who took to oils and pallet knife just eight years ago will be displayed at an award-winning gallary.

Martin Llewellyn’s last show at the Ffin y Parc Art Gallery proved popular and his new collection of work will be on show from Sunday, November 15 until Wednesday, December 2.

Martin was born in Neath, where he still lives with his family and paints. Originally working in watercolours he progressed onto oils and pallet knife, using a muted pallet of colours which echo traditions of the 20th century Welsh school.

“My wife Alison bought me some coloured pencils one Christmas, along with some other art things,” he said. “So I just started drawing and then went onto watercolours and then in the past 10 years or so onto oil.”

“My subject inspiration comes from the landscapes and seascapes that surround me.”

The four-week exhibition will also see the crafts of sculpture artist Sharon Griffin, who works in ceramic and clay.

Ralph Sanders, owner of the Llanrwst gallery, said Martin shows “sheer energy and muscularity” in his work.

“Martin is self-taught and only really began painting full-time in 2012,” said Mr Sanders.

“But he has quickly established himself with many successful shows and becoming one of Wales’ most sought-after landscape painters.

“The sheer energy and muscularity of his work is exhilarating. His instinctive and straightforward empathy for the landscape gives is work considerable resonance.”

For more information about the gallery and exhibition visit www.welshart.net