Les Darlow

Les Darlow was born in Blackpool, Lancashire in 1961, and trained as a technical and Scientific Illustrator, having now freed himself of the technical preciseness of a photo realistic painting he now paints expressively and creatively, producing paintings that are based on feeling, light, energy and movement. Les has a love and passion for weather and landscapes and most of his paintings reflect this and are subjects that have that connection for him. It is Les’s belief that you can paint the same scene over and over again as light and weather changes the subject continuously.

His greatest love is painting skies and believes they are the key to a great landscape. He has a fascination for storms and extreme weather, whether that is a sunrise at -20 degrees in winter, a snow storm, a stunning sunset or a growing supercell in the height of summer, these are the key elements to his paintings. He is genuinely intrigued by skies and has studied them in some detail having gone to great lengths studying a little meteorology and taking to the sky in a light aircraft to get even more information about their three dimensional depth. Clouds are constantly growing, dissipating, moving and changing colour and this understanding helps him paint them more authentically.

He gets to understand the subject, gets a connection with it, a love for it and studies this carefully. “As I develop as an artist, I find myself becoming more abstract with my work thinking more about composition, light and the balance of shapes, prefering to eliminate all the detail. My journey is continuously creative, exciting and inspirational as I travel the world developing new skills and introducing new techniques”.

Learn all the essential concepts, Les Darlow will teach you everything you need for your paintings to considerably improve. In this course, whatever your level, you will have a personalized teaching and your paintings will evolve significantly.

You have some instructional days in the studio, and you can also develop what you learn painting in the natural gardens of the house and on excursions to some beautiful places in Valencia.

Les Darlow's courses at Dalvaro Art

All of our courses can be purchased with a pre-booked booking through our online store or by calling +34 962 21 72 26. If you need more information about existing reservations or places, please contact us.

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