About

I have created this blog to record my development and progress as a painter.

I have always had an interest in all things visual, and hold an honours degree in Typography & Graphic Communication from The University of Reading, and an MA in Visual Culture from Bath Spa University. I have earned my living as both graphic designer and illustrator, but spent most of my career lecturing in various art colleges and universities. I recently took early retirement as head of graphic design at Swansea Metropolitan University, in order to paint full time.

I paint mainly in watercolour and oils. Subject matter varies, but I am particularly interested in the rock formations and glorious coastal scenery of the Gower Peninsula close to my home in Swansea. All paintings are for sale unless otherwise stated. Prices range from £125.00 to £450.00. Enquiries: lesthomasart@gmail.com

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4 Responses to About

  1. Nina Karadzić says:

    Beautiful pieces…I love the mood and feeling your paintings radiate 🙂

  2. pobbles2000 says:

    Thank you Nina, for viewing my paintings and for your kind words. Les 🙂

  3. julie harms says:

    Ive enjoyed my visit so far, your work is connected to every day life, and I believe you’ve experienced those places first hand. That’s also the road I have decided to follow in my work. I can really relate to that.

  4. pobbles2000 says:

    Thank you for your comment, Julie. Yes, I have experienced all the places in my paintings first hand, although I rarely paint on the spot. Rather, I work in my studio from sketches, colour notes, photographs and other gathered information – and from my memory. Best of luck with your work. I’ve had a quick peek at your website and your paintings are well composed, imaginative and very accomplished. Regards, Les.

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