Lester Blair

Updated: Nov 23, 2018

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



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