Doctors, nurses, delivery drivers and a local postie disguised as spiderman are some of the many people who are featured on a stunning new mural that pays tribute to essential workers during the coronavirus pandemic.

It took Llanidloes artist Osian Gwent, who closed his gallery due to the lockdown, 127 hours to complete the huge painting in the town's Great Oak Cafe garden.

He said: “I gave my time free of charge, as this was the perfect opportunity for me to honour and give thanks to all our essential workers, who are going above and beyond at this time. It’s all about them.”

His mural represents all parts of lockdown life, both in Llanidloes and nationwide, including farmers working in the fields providing our food, bin men, retailers and posties in fancy dress, the emergency services on the frontline, soldiers building hospitals and testing stations and Captain Tom, and also goes back in time to John Wesley preaching at the stone by the historic market hall, and beauty spots such as the iconic Clywedog Dam.

Osian clocked his 100th hour on the mural just as he finished Captain Sir Thomas Moore. He has been keeping his social media followers posted throughout the process up until June 2.

“I have truly enjoyed painting this mural,” Osian said. “I have included certain things that only locals would get. It’s bold and colourful with defined lines. It is like a gigantic colouring book with juxtaposed angles of perspective. My favourite character has to be Vicky the dinosaur, who brought a huge smile to all our faces during lockdown."

Great Oak Cafe owner Scott Ottewill added: “I certainly didn’t expect the detailed masterpiece that is now the centrepiece of our special café garden and I sincerely hope many people will be able to come and sit in the garden of the Great Oak Cafe and admire this incredibly beautiful piece of art, once lockdown is over,”

Osian began painting the mural on April 15 and completed it on June 2. In all, it took 127 hours to paint from start to finish.