Coast To Coast | 13th March - 26th March 2017
An exhibition of 2D landscape images of parts of the British Isles, created in different media by local artist Les Brown.
About the Artist
The main focus of his work are landscape images, but he has also completed a number of portrait commissions
as well as large floral paintings.
His landscapes take in a wide range of subjects from around the British Isles, but his favourite places to visit and
work are coastal areas, the mountainous, rugged, often bleak terrain of the Highlands or National Parks and
forests or woodland areas.
Of his work, he says “My aim is to communicate my feelings and ideas about the places I visit, by trying to
capture their essence, atmosphere, as well as their magnitude, fragility and beauty. I wish to draw peoples
attention to what is often familiar to them, by focussing in on a place in order to share with them, the emotional
attachment I feel, so they can experience my vision through the images I create”.
Les works mostly outdoors, using soft pastels, preferring their rich colours and the speed at which they can be
blended to capture the ever changing light and shadows of the natural world he is so fascinated by.
He also uses oil pastels, acrylic paints on canvas, as well as watercolours.
Les is a fully qualified lithographic printer, has a BA(hons) degree in sculpture and has successfully taught
students and adults of all ages a wide range of art specialist skills, since moving to the County of Lincolnshire