A RENOWNED Anglesey art gallery which has featured top Welsh artists for more than half a century has closed its doors.

The Victorian Oriel Tegfryn gallery building, at Menai Bridge is now on the market with Beresford Adams estate agents with a guide price of £650,000.

The gallery was originally founded by Gwyn Brown, and opened in 1963. It is the oldest commercial gallery in north Wales.

Oriel Tegfryn specialised in featuring some of the most important Welsh and Wales-based artists, past and present. Exhibitions by notable artists included Sir Kyffin Williams.

Martin Tinney bought Oriel Tegfryn in 2010, and has also run a gallery in Cardiff since1992.

A spokesperson for the Oriel Tegfryn said: “The current owner has reached an age where he is cutting back on his business interests, to enjoy semi-retirement and to spend more time on other projects.

"The artists will still be represented by the Cardiff gallery – Martin Tinney Gallery. Whether the Tegfryn is sold as a site or going concern depends entirely on who comes forward.

"All options are being kept open.”

The property, on Cadnant Road, is on three levels, and is in a prime location and features six bedrooms.