AN ARTIST based in the outskirts of Oswestry will be holding an open studio to demonstrate his work next month.

Brian Owen will be holding the open day at his home in West Felton across two separate weekends in June, on Saturday and Sunday 11-12 and 18-19.

The open studio, organised in collaboration with Borderland Visual Arts (BVA), is a free event where Brian will be displaying his portfolio of oil paintings inspired by local landscapes and captures of nature.

A spokesman for the artist, who mainly completes oil paintings, said the star of the show on the day will be 'Brian's Brown Trout'.

He said: "The main event will see Brian officially unveil his most ambitions piece yet – 'Brian’s Big Brown Trout'.

"The striking mural measures a whopping 18 feet 3 inches and will be on display to the public for the first time."

Working at the Marches House Studio, Brian uses water and fish as a large part of his work.

He said: "I am an impressionist landscape artist working in mixed media, trying to capture the ever-changing faces of our countryside, its moods and colours.

"The seduction of water is predominant in my work, especially in my numerous paintings of fish."

For more information about the open studio visit

Brochures are also available from Oswestry Library and The Willow Gallery.