Former Oxford Brookes University lecturer and artist Geoffrey Olsen has died after losing a three-year fight against leukaemia.

Mr Olsen was born in Merthyr Tydfil in 1943 before moving to Bristol, Newport, Cardiff and later Munich to study art.

In 1978, he moved to Oxford to teach art and design at Oxford Polytechnic, now Brookes University.

Mr Olsen started to exhibit his work, showing it at the Museum of Modern Art in Oxford, as well as the Camden Art Centre in London, the Corcoran Museum of Modern Art in Washington, America, and his native Wales, where he showed at the National Eisteddfod in Aberystwyth in 1992.

Among his work, was a series of paintings that looked at the Cotswolds, and the way in which the land had become a human construct.

He would later go on to become the principal lecturer in the visual arts, and then from 1997 to 2001, he became the senior lecturer in fine art.

On his retirement from Oxford Brookes, Mr Olsen became artist in residence at the Florida International University in Miami.

Mr Olsen was diagnosed with leukaemia, but continued to paint and exhibit his work. He passed away on December 6 at his home in Gloucester.