Les captures the scene’s light and shade, the atmosphere and mood of the moment. Working from direct observation, sketches and photographs, his paintings reflect: precise brush and knife work, bold colours, some detail and a hint of impressionism.
While living in Grey County he exhibited at the Flesherton Split Rail Festival; displayed his work with a group of Orangeville artists at Elora Mill; showed his paintings at the Markdale Artsfest.
He has contributed paintings to Trinity College School’s fund-raising auctions. In 2006 Les was the artist of the original water colour paintings given as gifts to attendees of Cameco’s ‘Safety, Health and Education Conference’.
More recently, Les has donated a painting to the La Jeunesse and to St. Mark’s fund raisers and was also commissioned to produce an oil painting of ‘Dorothy House’.
In 2011 he won the People’s Choice Award at the Jazz Festival’s ‘Square Foot Art Show’.
He is a frequent contributor to Spirit of the Hills art shows. On May 29th 2018 he had a solo show in Capers, Campbellford.
Molson Mill – Hope Street North and Molson Street, Port Hope
Directions: The Old Art School (Molson’s Mill) in Port Hope. Exit #464 from Hwy 401. From the first stoplights south of Hwy 401, go west on Molson/ Jocelyn St 1/2 km and turn north on the short gravel road to the Mill. Nearest GPS Address: 285 Hope St. N.
Also showing at this location: Christine Benson