A ST Dogmaels gallery is giving local artists the chance to showcase their talents to a wider audience.

Nicky Fenton launched Oriel Llandudoch in October last year in the village’s High Street and has been delighted with the response it has received.

“The gallery is mainly for local artists in the village and surrounding Cardigan area,” said Nicky.

“There are so many excellent artists and crafts people as well living here, from professionals to very talented amateurs producing a wide range of art, from pictures to ceramics, photographs and acrylics.

“The building itself had been a gallery before and with such a diverse range of art, I felt there was a need for such a gallery.”

A recent window display of art work was put together by year 3 and 4 from Ysgol Llandudoch and made up of items that pollute the oceans and inspired by the work of beachcombing artist Richard Blacklaw-Jones.

The gallery attracts a wide range of visitors, both locals and those from further afield visiting the area.

”There is such a range of people coming through the door, including many from overseas” said Nicky, who is also keen to lay on talks and other events to complement the exhibitions and get the entire village involved in what is on offer.

“People just often drop in to browse and have a chat and it’s a great way to meet people and as well as showing off the art, it is also good to highlight what the area as a whole has to offer.”