Lester is based in Masterton at the north end of the Wairarapa region. He is a tutor and available for commissions.
Learn more about Lester:
Lester's website: lesterblairstudio.com
Lester on Flikr: @lesterralph
And on Instagram: @lesterralphblair
"I am at the happy stage of life where most days I am free to make paintings or take photographs.
My art-making is from the people, things or places I feel an attachment to. A kind of social landscape.
My art life bio in very few words:
I have been casually drawing and taking photos from childhood to mid-thirties. I began painting seriously (consciously making art) in my mid thirties (around 1987). Around the new millennium I returned to photography as an art medium. Recently I have returned to painting and have been using photographs as a tool in my painting process.
In my early painting years I had several solo shows in the Leslie Kriesler Gallery in New Plymouth. Recently paintings have been selling at the New Zealand Art Show in Wellington.
Regarding tutoring or commissions; My present practice is portraiting, I am happy to discuss commissions or probably more of a collaboration process in making a portrait. Also would be happy to work alongside other fledgling artist to pass on anything I have that would be useful in their studio practice."
- Lester Blair, Masterton