Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Arteria gallery unlocks the art of Les Darlow

Artist Les Darlow

Lancaster's award-winning contemporary gallery and design led gift shop Arteria is hosting a live art / live window display at its Brock Street venue.

Visitors will be able to observe talented artist Les Darlow as he paints much loved Lancaster scenes on Saturday 28th May from 10am until 5.00pm.

Blackpool born Les is an enthusiast of the impressionist and “free” style and feels that a combination of oil pastels and paint are the best medium to express this. In fact, Daler Rowney were keen for Les to be a “demonstrator” for their products, such is his skill.

As well as being Arteria’s first "live" artist (and first "live" window display) Les will also be showing an exhibition of his works at Gallery 23 in 2012.

The event is part of the 'Lancaster Unlocked Festival' taking place 27th-30th May which has enthused Jane Richardson, the owner of Arteria with Gallery 23.

“It's a fabulous opportunity for people to get a privileged behind the scenes glimpse of Lancaster, its heritage and architecture," she says of the 'Unlocked' event. "We simply wanted to offer an artist’s view of this great City and thought how novel it would be if visitors to our gallery could see these views evolve before their very eyes!

"It’s an exciting way to present art and will also offer a preview of an artist who will be exhibiting with us next year.”

• If you can’t wait until the end of May you can see Les Darlow at work on youtube here, here or even here

• Lancaster Unlocked Festival Information: www.citycoastcountryside.co.uk/site/lancaster-unlocked

• For more information about the Arteria event call 01524 61111 or email infoATarteriashop.co.uk


Timeship said...

Great artist, cinematic pastels, masterly perfoarmance!

Timeship said...

Great artist, cinematic pastels, masterly performance!

Les Darlow said...

Thanks for your comments, you can see more on my new website


lesdarlow said...

Many, many thanks for your comments.