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Osi’s final painting hangs in the new Maggie’s cancer support centre at Velindre hospital, Cardiff which opened earlier this year.
Self Portrait was painted during the last month of Osi’s life while he received treatment for cancer. In this work, Osi focused on the landscapes of his home: his birthplace of Wattsville and his home of 30 years at Llansteffan.
The making of this painting is powerfully and sensitively described in My Brief Eternity : Ar Awyr Le Claire Sturges’ award winning documentary.
Hilary Rhys Osmond discussing Osi’s painting with Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall at the official opening of Maggie’s Cardiff on Thursday 4 July 2019