THE work of an artist whose cartoons graced the Advertizer's pages for many years is being showcased at an exhibition.

Several paintings by Gerry Wilson, who was the Tizer's cartoonist for around 15 years, are on display at the Oswestry Visitor and Exhibition Centre this month.

Mr Wilson's son, Jerry, has put together the exhibition in his memory.

He told how many people had asked him to put on another exhibition of his father's artworks, which have previously been displayed at Oswestry Library and Ellesmere College among others.

"I'm very proud of them. I wish I had his artistic flair," he said.

Mr Wilson, who died in 2016 aged 86, was a self-employed mechanic for around 30 years before opening a gallery at Powis Market Hall in his late 40s.

The artist became known for his striking watercolours of various scenes around the area - as well as his humorous and satirical takes on the news in the Tizer.

He sold to people in the USA and even in Japan.

"He was very well-known in the town," John said.

"He was always seen with his easel on Red Square or down Church Street, at the other end of town or at Llangollen sometimes."

The exhibition runs until Saturday, April 27.

Visitors will be shown around the exhibition by John on Saturday (April 6).

John said that he hopes to put on more exhibitions of his father's art in the future.

Also on display at the centre this month are clay sculptures by Hilary Cowley-Greer and a variety of textile, paper and painted pieces by Owena Williamson.