(b.1933) Birmingham, England
'The Original Master of Light'
It is thought by many that Gordon's work was the inspiration for the trademark village scenes of Thomas Kinkade, one of America's most prolific artists, who recognised Gordon as 'The Original Master of Light'. Following Kinkade's recent passing, Gordon Lees' work has shown a surge in cross Atlantic sales.
His delicate style and attention to detail enable him to create the feel and atmosphere of the English countryside, and also to reflect the traditional values of a rural England now so sadly missed.
Gordon Lees paintings have been exhibited at the Mall Galleries in London, the Home Counties and many leading galleries throughout the U.K., America and Japan. In recent years, Lees’ has also become well-known on greeting cards throughout the country.
As a self-taught artist who came late to full-time painting Gordon Lees has done extremely well in establishing himself as a British artist. He first had careers in the R.A.F., industry, mining, commerce, and finally, in plastics design where he was a successful industrial stylist.
Throughout these years, Gordon painted and exhibited in what spare time he had. By the mid-'1970s the demand for his work was such that he decided to fulfil his lifelong dream of being a full-time artist. He currently lives in the West Country where he can draw much inspiration for his nostalgic scenes.
Nostalgically capturing the beauty of British landscapes and towns, the work of Gordon Lees continues to be an international investment favourite.
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